Author: Christof Claessens – email@example.com
Source code for this post is published at https://github.com/Azure/azure-media-services-samples/tree/master/SilverlightPlayerForAMSPlayReadyTokenAuth.
You could test the token Silverlight Player to playback PlayReady Encrypted Smooth Streaming here: http://sltoken.azurewebsites.net/.
Azure Media Services recently lighted up an exciting feature set related to Content Protection. More specifically, users have now the ability to protect their content with AES encryption or to leverage PlayReady. Both are enabled through a new key/licensing service, part of Azure Media Services.
We’ve written about how this works before and the documentation on MSDN should be pretty solid. What has not been completely clear so far though is the player side of the equation. For PlayReady however, the most convenient way to get started is to leverage Silverlight. The Silverlight Media Framework makes it very easy to get started playing Smooth Streaming protected with PlayReady. Except… in one case, which happens to be the scenario we’d expect most people to find themselves in for real production scenarios. Read More…