In the case of OTT platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime, video content producers must ensure that their video assets are adequately protected from piracy attempts. They frequently use a digital rights management (DRM) and forensic watermarking SaaS provider to ensure double protection.
Content preprocessing is the first step in the process of securing the SaaS platform. Producers of content can perform preprocessing and packaging with ease, thanks to the SaaS provider’s integrated user interface. This technology eliminates the need for preprocessing servers that must be built and maintained on-site.
Content packaging, storage registration and job registration can all be done via HTTP-based APIs, with request data and parameters specified in JSON format via a web UI.
Video content packaging: This involves creating two sets of 0/1 watermarked DASH or HLS content and encrypting both sets of content. Producers can choose their preferred CDN region and log in to the SaaS provider’s console to use their video watermarking service. Packaging Service Region” is an option found in most consoles that allows the producer to specify a specific region. The regions shown are the ones where the current instance type is supported.
Once the original content and packaging have been retrieved, the next step is to configure a storage setup that includes them. An access key’s secret value and bucket name are just a few parameters that need to be clarified when creating a packaging operation. Another is the storage type, storage name, and the bucket name.
Storage registration is the first step in the registration process for packaging jobs. A job name, a unique Content ID for the content to be packaged, input and output storage registered during the storage setup, the path of the source video file excluding the bucket name, security settings to apply DRM and watermarking to the content, streaming format for packaging, etc. are some of the details for completing the registration process.
In addition, the panel provides access to all pending and currently running packaging tasks. The DASH/HLS watermarked content is stored in the output storage content path that was set during the job registration process after the packaging process is successful. Finished packaging jobs and their associated details can be viewed in a history panel provided by some SaaS providers.
In order to embed a watermark into DRM protected content in real time, this packaged content is linked with a CDN supported by the watermark embedding module. Integration. The module combines the A/B variants of the video content during playback and converts the client session information, such as user ID and playback time, into binary format. In the output media stream, the client receives a unique code.
The video asset is ready to be pushed to the CDN and available for callback from the user’s device in a secure manner after these few steps. The use of watermarking solutions to protect video content from piracy has become widespread in the last few years. It is possible to implement these strategies on both the client and server sides, or in a hybrid fashion.
In the client-side watermarking approach, the content server sends a unique content copy to all users via broadcasting channels without the need to generate unique watermarking copies for each user. With a broadcast system, network nodes and servers are freed from bottlenecks caused by computational load and bandwidth requirements. Client-side solutions can be embedded in media players or media players themselves, or they can be securely integrated with the media players themselves. Watermark extraction can be completed in one minute, whereas server-side applications can take up to 15 minutes, making them ideal for protecting live sports streaming.
As a result, there is a need for solutions that prevent malicious users from accessing the original content or inserting the watermark, since client devices cannot be trusted. In order to address this issue, a new technique