Going hand in hand with the relaunch of the Adobe Developer Center comes a white paper by Kevin Towes, Technical Product Manager for Flash Media Server, describing video content protection measures using Flash Media Server (FMS).
The PDF document comes in at over 20 pages and it contains a lot of valuable info, both on the differences between progressive delivery and streaming as well as the methods that some technologies such as the latest RealPlayer deploy to grab FLV video files. The reader learns how the extensive scripting capabilities of FMS allow for a 'custom fit' security solution and even include a simple and ingenious way of preventing stream capturing through tools such as Replay Media Catcher.
Please do not be put off my the technical nature of this document and believe me when I say that most of the methods mentioned there are actually pretty simple to implement and deploy. Feel free to contact me with any questions or simply leave a comment below.