Open-Source, Open-Standard DRM Project OpenIPMP Announces New platform Version

Open-source project OpenIPMP announced the release of OpenIPMP v2, a major upgrade to the open- source and open-standards based DRM (Digital Rights Management) system originally released in 2002.

The OpenIPMP project aims to provide the development community with interoperable DRM software that can be easily ported to any platform (including Windows, Mac, Linux and embedded platforms).

Unlike proprietary DRM solutions, OpenIPMP's interoperable DRM design adheres to a variety of open standards, including OMA (Open Mobile Alliance) v2 DRM specifications, ISMA encryption / DRM signalling specifications for MPEG-4 streaming and local playback (ISMAcryp), and MPEG's IPMP specifications for MPEG-2 and MPEG-4.

Although OpenIPMP is designed to be integrated with any MPEG-4 or MPEG-2 based A/V (Audio Visual) management system, the open source release comes fully integrated with MPEG4IP. Sponsored by Cisco, MPEG4IP is the most popular open-source MPEG-4 encoding, decoding, and playback software suite.

Additionally, OpenIPMP plug-ins for Microsoft's Windows Media Player and Apple Quicktime player are commercially available from a variety of leading MPEG codec vendors.