November 27, 2020

VOD DRM support in Nimble Streamer

We've previously introduced DRM support in Nimble Streamer which included Widevine, Playready and FairPlay encryption support for MPEG-DASH and HLS streams in live and DVR mode.

Nimble Streamer now supports DRM for VOD, allowing to encrypt MPEG-DASH and HLS streams generated from VOD files. VOD DRM covers CENC-based encryption for MPEG-DASH and fMP4 HLS.

When a viewer connects to MPEG-DASH or fMP4 HLS VOD stream within an application protected by the DRM, its output will be encrypted with respective DRM engine.

  1. For VOD setup please refer to this digest page. Check MPEG-DASH VOD setup and HLS VOD setup articles.
  2. For DRM setup details visit DRM feature set page.
  3. If you use FairPlay, you need to use fmp4 container in playlist name, e.g. https://servername/stream/name/playlist_fmp4.m3u8
  4. You also need to explicitly forbid access to VOD files via progressive download as described in this article.


Watch this video tutorial showing EZDRM setup for live, DVR and VOD content protection.




Contact us if you have any questions regarding this feature.




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