The main components of Axinom DRM are the License Service and the Key Service. Any 3rd party video player can be integrated, which is well-documented here. Axinom Encoding complements Axinom DRM well in the content preparation chain.

Axinom DRM Introduction

Axinom DRM is a scalable, robust, and globally distributed set of services. These services enable customers to securely manage content encryption keys and protect media with the world’s leading DRM technologies.

The main components of Axinom DRM are:

Axinom DRM perfectly integrates with Axinom Encoding and other Axinom Mosaic services to cover the whole chain, from content acquisition to playback. All Axinom components can be used together for an integrated scenario. However, they can also be used individually and can integrate with components from other vendors using industry standards.

Axinom DRM License Service

Axinom DRM License Service issues DRM Licenses to end-user devices requesting playback of video streams. It supports all major DRM technologies, including:

  • Google Widevine

  • Apple FairPlay

  • Microsoft PlayReady

Axinom DRM Key Service

Axinom DRM Key Service provides encryption keys (Content Keys) to packagers to encrypt media assets during the preparation stage.

For integration with 3rd party Packaging/Encryption software, it supports a variety of protocols for the exchange of generated keys. Currently supported products/protocols include:

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Axinom Encoding

Axinom Encoding is a video ingestion and processing service. It allows to easily create video-on-demand (VoD) content from various source video formats. The service combines strong security and powerful transcoding capabilities wrapped into a simple HTTP based API.

The core features of Axinom Encoding are:

  • Support for many source video, audio, and subtitles formats

  • Codecs: H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC), AAC

  • Packaging: DASH, HLS, and CMAF for adaptive streaming

  • Ability to acquire and publish files from/to many different storage types, such as FTPS, Amazon S3, or Azure Blob Storage

  • DRM protection using Google Widevine, Apple FairPlay, and Microsoft PlayReady

  • Direct integration with Axinom DRM Key Service

Axinom Encoding integrates seamlessly with Axinom DRM. However, thanks to support of industry standards (such as CPIX), it can be used together with any other DRM supplier.

Client Devices/Video Players

Axinom DRM integrates well with all major players, both in browsers and on mobile devices. Axinom can provide, depending on the player, integration instructions, code samples or reference implementations. The following players are supported (and this is by no means a complete list):

Read more about the players from the respective players section in the Portal.