Software Steven Kippel on 14 Jul 2008

DreamStream DRM for online video appoved for use

DreamStream DRM for online video appoved for use

DreamStreamIn the battle against piracy, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has assessed a new DRM specification utilizing a 2048-bit encryption. DreamStream, the developer of the technology, claims this technology is “military grade” and has never been cracked or exploited.

The chief development officer for DreamStrem, Ulf Diebel, was very pleased to find the approval of the MPAA.

We are very excited to have the MPAA stand behind our technology. The MPAA understands the need to be proactive – rather than reactive — in addressing the chokehold that piracy has on the motion picture industry. Their recommendation is not something that Hollywood will take lightly.

The digital rights management (DRM) technology developed by DreamStream will be used for streaming online video. Encrypted video does not download to the end-user’s computer, instead it will be viewed from the remote server. This doesn’t seem like it should work because video capture software doesn’t care if the displayed video is streaming, analog or saved. Perhaps DreamStream is an obtrusive software package that cripples the user’s computer while playing video?

Another aspect of the DreamStream technology seems aimed at protecting the server from hacker invasions.

Hacker attempts are no longer measured in how many per day but how many per second. It is just a matter of time until the pirate comes aboard your ship and breaks into the treasure chest. Unless they cannot see the ship. With DreamStream, your digital information is invisible. Your treasure chest is secured, and the key to it is encrypted with a 2048 bit encryption.

And then maybe this is good news for Blu-ray. With cumbersome software, the end-user may stick with optical media long enough to make it survive long-term. DreamStream claims HD-quality content with no delays, but the US is simply not ready for millions of streams of high-quality video through the existing infrastructure.

And how can you trust a company that thinks VMD will prevail against Blu-ray?

When is XstreamHD launching again?

Source: AfterDawn (update)

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