• Wowza DRM overview

    Wowza DRM technology in Wowza® media server software provides integration with third-party Digital Rights Management (DRM) key management systems to add on-the-fly encryption for live and video on demand workflows. For live workflows, per-stream encryption is available with the ability to rotate keys. For on-demand workflows, per-asset and per-session encryption is available with the ability to rotate keys. Both live and on-demand key rotation support is available for Apple HTTP Live Streaming (Apple HLS).

    Currently, integration is supported for the following key management systems:

    • BuyDRM KeyOS. Supports Microsoft PlayReady protected Apple HLS and Microsoft Smooth Streaming playback with BuyDRM players on iOS-based devices (iPhone/iPad) and Windows Phone devices.

    • EZDRM. Supports Smooth Streaming playback with Silverlight clients.

    • Verimatrix VCAS. Supports Apple HLS playback with ViewRight clients on iOS-based devices, Android devices, PCs, and set-top boxes.

    Contents


    Licensing requirements for Wowza DRM
    Requirements
    Additional resources

    Licensing requirements for Wowza DRM


    Wowza Streaming Engine Perpetual Pro Edition and Monthly Subscription Pro Edition licensing (New)

    Pro Edition licenses provide for unlimited connections to a Wowza Streaming Engine™ software instance and enable use of the Wowza DRM technology that's integrated with each licensed instance.

    The Perpetual Pro Edition licensing option is best for stable, long-term demand and is for use with one Streaming Engine instance and the integrated Transcoder, nDVR, and DRM technologies. For details, see Wowza Streaming Engine Perpetual Pro Edition pricing information.

    The Monthly Subscription Pro Edition license enables you to install as many instances of the Streaming Engine software as needed using the same license key to fulfill variable demand. You can enable the Transcoder, nDVR, and DRM technologies integrated with each instance. For Monthly Subscription Pro Edition pricing information, see Pay-as-you-go Monthly Billing.

    Note: Pro Edition licenses can only be used with Wowza Streaming Engine software version 4.1.1 and later. For instructions on how to add Pro Edition license keys to your Streaming Engine configuration, see Add license keys.

    Wowza Streaming Engine Perpetual Edition and Monthly Subscription Edition licensing

    Perpetual Edition and Monthly Subscription Edition licenses can no longer be purchased for the Wowza Streaming Engine software. New users must buy a Perpetual Pro Edition or Monthly Subscription Pro Edition license for the media server software (Wowza DRM technology is included with these licensing options).

    Existing Perpetual Edition users can purchase the Wowza Perpetual Pro Pack, which provides Perpetual Pro Edition licenses for the Transcoder, nDVR, and DRM technologies. For instructions on how to add Pro Pack license keys to your Streaming Engine configuration, see Add license keys.

    Monthly Subscription Edition users can switch to Monthly Subscription Pro Edition. License holders with a Wowza account can sign in to their Account Management page and change the plan for their existing Monthly Subscription Edition license key on the My Support tab for their account.

    Note: The Pro Edition licensing options can only be used with Wowza Streaming Engine 4.1.1 and later. If you purchased Perpetual Pro Pack license keys or changed your Monthly Subscription plan, you may need to update each licensed server software instance that's installed. See How to update your Wowza Streaming Engine installation.

    Wowza Media Server licensing

    Licenses can no longer be purchased for Wowza Media Server® 3 software and Wowza Media Server 3 premium AddOns (Wowza Transcoder, Wowza nDVR, and Wowza DRM). License keys issued for Wowza Media Server 3 software and AddOns won't work with Wowza Streaming Engine software so you'll need to upgrade your license keys if you want to upgrade your media server software. For more information, see our Upgrade webpage.

    Requirements


    Wowza DRM works with the following Wowza media server software versions:

    • Wowza Streaming Engine™

    • Wowza Media Server® (version 3 and later)

    Additional resources


    To get started with Wowza DRM technology, see the following articles:



    Originally Published: 10-07-2011.
    Updated: For Wowza Streaming Engine 4.1.1 on 02-18-2015.