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Secure videos for Win8 app

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    Dirtbagg

    I have an app I am writing and I need to make sure the videos I am using can only be viewed and accessed by the users how have paid for that part of the app.

    What would be my best bet? Azure or something else? And if Azure what part of Azure would I use?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Duncanma

    @Dirtbagg: You need to look at Azure Media Services, a big advantage to using it is that it can (optionally) require your app to request a token (through a web service for example) to get access to content.

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    Dirtbagg

    @Duncanma:Thanks, I knew Azure had something but didn't know which service.

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    evildictait​or

    Be careful!

    Azure Media Services will by default allow you to prevent someone accessing your content via Azure without a token, but there's nothing to stop one user with access coping the data and making it freely available online.

    If you want to make sure that your media can't be saved and watched later, or copied onto the Internet and watched by people that haven't paid, take a look at PlayReady.

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    Dirtbagg

    Thanks, @evildictaitor: I'll look into it.

    The app I'm going to write the owner of the content does not want the videos to get out to be free in the wild.

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    blowdart

    @Dirtbagg:Then I'm afraid it's DRM for you Sad

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    Dirtbagg

    So you are saying I need to try to setup DRM on his content?

    I have not approached the owner of the content yet, till I know I can protect his content.

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    blowdart

    , Dirtbagg wrote

    So you are saying I need to try to setup DRM on his content?

    I have not approached the owner of the content yet, till I know I can protect his content.

    It sounds that way, but I don't know enough about your requirements. It depends how much effort he wants to put into stopping things being copied, and how you stream or download them. Frankly everything is breakable.

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    evildictait​or

    , blowdart wrote

    Frankly everything is breakable.

    Except PlayReady. That thing is insane Smiley

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