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Securing Media with a Dongle!

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:59
by rupeshbhurke
Hello there,

I need to encode the footages, loops or media etc. that is used with the Resolume to be encrypted in such a way that they can be used only on a PC with certain Dongle. For this purpose, we may need to do the following:

1. Encrypt/Encode the Media to the format that is not generally readable or playable except when a certain dongle is attached.
2. Write an Encode and Decoder that will be used by the Resolume to playback or use the encoded/encrypted media.

My question is this:
Is it possible to play a custom encoded media to be used in Resolume provided that the decoder is present?
If yes, how does playback in the Resolume work? Will, it automatically pick up the decoder to be used? If yes, what is the procedure for registering codec with Resolume? Or will it just pick up the codec from windows registry?

Any guidance is welcome and appreciated.

Thank you.

Rupesh

Re: Securing Media with a Dongle!

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:30
by t13swift
I think you would have do do this at the filesystem level using something such as VeraCrypt. https://www.veracrypt.fr

Re: Securing Media with a Dongle!

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 18:28
by Empyfree
Surely this will have a massive performance hit?

Re: Securing Media with a Dongle!

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:50
by t13swift
There would be a performance hit (or it could be negligible for reading files?) If the encryption was hardware accelerated this would probably help a bit.

I have not done any testing myself to confirm what it says on the veracrypt website, but it does claim:
"Parallelization and pipelining allow data to be read and written as fast as if the drive was not encrypted."

Re: Securing Media with a Dongle!

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 09:45
by rupeshbhurke
Thank you all!

I think, I will explore VeraCrypt a bit before commenting further. I will update the status here.

Thank you once again

With warm regards,
Rupesh

Re: Securing Media with a Dongle!

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 17:52
by sleepytom
I can very much see the purpose of this.

I'd suggest that you might branch HAP and make a dongle version of that. Hopefully it would be possible to maintain compatibility with the broad range of apps which support HAP then.

it's a good idea :)