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Version: 7.7.1

How to play a Clear-Key-protected stream in THEOplayer?

This article provides a simple example of how to use Clear Key with THEOplayer.

Usually, DRM systems require you to specify a licenseAcquisitionURL and additional optional data (e.g.: certificate, credentials, headers). Clear Key does not need a DRM provider. You can provide the key(s) directly to the player (hence "clear" key) through the keys property in its LicenseAcquisitionDescription (in fact, this property is only available for Clear Key). Alternatively, you can have the player fetch the keys from a licenseAcquisitionURL, which returns a JSON object containing the same keys.

Please check also our related API documentation on how to set these.

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How to use Clear Key

Below you can find examples on how the clear key source descriptions look like on Web and Android SDKs:

Web SDK

With keys:

player.source = {
sources: {
src: "your-manifest-URL",
useCredentials: false,
contentProtection: {
clearkey: {
keys: [
{
id: "id",
value: "value"
}
]
}
}
}
};

With a license URL:

player.source = {
sources: {
src: "https://storage.googleapis.com/shaka-demo-assets/angel-one-clearkey/dash.mpd",
useCredentials: false,
contentProtection: {
clearkey: {
licenseAcquisitionURL:
"https://cwip-shaka-proxy.appspot.com/clearkey?_u3wDe7erb7v8Lqt8A3QDQ=ABEiM0RVZneImaq7zN3u_w"
}
}
}
};
Android SDK
SourceDescription.Builder clearKey = new SourceDescription.Builder(
new TypedSource.Builder("https://storage.googleapis.com/shaka-demo-assets/angel-one-clearkey/dash.mpd")
.drm(
new DRMConfiguration.Builder()
.clearkey(
new ClearkeyKeySystemConfiguration.Builder("https://cwip-shaka-proxy.appspot.com/clearkey?_u3wDe7erb7v8Lqt8A3QDQ=ABEiM0RVZneImaq7zN3u_w")
.useCredentials(false)
.build()
)
.build()
)
.build()
);

tpv.getPlayer().setSource(clearKey.build());

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