Companies including Amazon Prime Video, BBC, Hulu, Netflix, Spotify, and Disney+ use Widevine DRM to manage the distribution of premium content and don’t allow some smartphones to stream movies or TV shows at resolutions higher than 480p. The reason for the lockout is that these services are protected by digital rights management (DRM), to prevent the copying and unauthorized redistribution of these video files.
To trust that Android smartphones and many other devices are secure from piracy, these popular streaming services make use of Google’s Widevine DRM platform.
As with many platform technologies, digital right management software is quite fragmented in the desktop, OTT, and mobile space. Keeping up with new devices, new platforms, and new circumvention methods, as well as varying end-of-user technologies, provides a challenge for content creators. The rapid spread of the new HTML5 video format is also complicating a single reliable DRM system to meet the copyright holder requirements.
|Streaming||MPEG-DASH, HLS, CMAF|
|Video||MPEG-TS, fMP4, WebM container|
|Video Codec||AVC(H.264), HEVC(H.265), VP8, VP9|
|Audio Codec||AAC, AC3, Opus, Vorbis|
In order to establish a license proxy server and provide Widevine licenses for content services, 3rd party solution providers must complete and qualify for Widevine’s Certified Widevine Implementation Partner (CWIP) program. PallyCon is an official Widevine partner with CWIP qualification.
PallyCon manages and provides a key exchange server, keeps updating the service as per Widevine updates.
Provides service in both API based and SDK based models.
L1 and L2 Technical support for integration
Pay as you go with Multi DRM service ( WV,FPS and PR in a single workflow)
Widevine Quarterly Partner Update – Q3 2020
Welcome to another quarterly update from the Widevine team. Our aim is to improve transparency and facilitate discussions around improving ease of use, integration and deployment of Widevine.
Widevine DRM is Google’s content protection system for premium media.
Widevine is used by major content services around the world, including Google Play, YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Disney+ for protecting the premium content.
Widevine L3 certified devices can only stream up to 480P video while L1 certified can stream video in 720P to the higher resolution.