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Service Admin

ExpressPlay Admin is a web console for easy administration of your account and service activity.

  • Dashboard
  • Tokens
  • Activity
  • Settings

Dashboard

The Dashboard provides an overview of your ExpressPlay account status.

  1. Activity Summary

    You can review total production token usage.

  1. Authenticator

    Your Customer Authenticator is your API key, censored to protect accidental exposure.

  1. Recent Activity Overview

    The Recent Activity monitor displays the fifty most recent transactions.

Tokens

The Tokens tab allows you to create ad-hoc test and production tokens for development and integration testing.

  1. Tokens for Testing

    You can create Marlin MS3 and Marlin BB tokens one at-a-time for testing.

  1. Marlin BB Devices

    Marlin BB tokens for device registration are also available here.

Activity

The Activity tab provides a detailed history of redeemed tokens. Tokens can be filtered by Token type.

  1. Variable Pagination

    The Activity Monitor can display between ten and one hundred different entries at a time for easy viewing.

  1. Intuitive Filtering

    Token activity is split into two distinct sets: MS3 Tokens and Marlin BB Tokens.

  1. Detailed Transaction History

    Each Token transaction entry contains the transaction type, time of transaction, error code, device ID, client type, Token ID, and content ID.

Settings

The account settings section provides your account details including your current service plan.

  1. Information

    Edit the personal information associated with your account.

  1. Service Plan

    View your current plan, and abbreviated payment info.

SDK

The Expressplay SDK is simple to use and makes integration into iOS, Android, Windows and Mac OS X applications quick and easy. The links below will introduce you to key concepts and the general schema of the overall Expressplay SDK.

Overview Key Concepts Usage Guidelines

iOS & Android

ExpressPlay SDK for iOS and SDK for Android both offer easy to use APIs with simple examples to help point you in the right direction. See below for SDK API documentation options.

OSX & Windows

The ExpressPlay SDK for Windows and SDK for OS X are available upon request. You can request access to these SDKs via the ExpressPlay Admin web console. See below for SDK API documentation options.

Source SDK

Qualified developers looking for a solution on custom platforms (such as embedded Linux) may need access to the ExpressPlay Source SDK. See below for the Source SDK documentation options.

Packaging Tools

The ExpressPlay Packaging Tools is a set of free tools recommended by ExpressPlay which allow for content to be formatted and encrypted to use with ExpressPlay-enabled devices. The tools use a straight forward command-line interface for all three major operating systems and can be easily integrated into existing workflows.

ExpressPlay Packaging Guide

We’ve provided a summary of the command line tools and options, however it’s strongly recommended for you to visit the Tutorials section to first familiarize yourself with these tools within an entire workflow.

Download the Packaging Tools

Install for OS X

version 1.8.0

The following are download links to the current version of the ExpressPlay Packaging Tools for Mac OS X.

Install for Windows

version 1.8.0

The following are download links to the current version of the ExpressPlay Packaging Tools for Windows.

Install for Linux

version 1.8.0

The following are download links to the current version of the ExpressPlay Packaging Tools for Linux.


Content and Key Flow

ExpressPlay provides you with an end-to-end solution for content protection within Internet media services. Here you can see how the content is encrypted and remains protected up until playback. The content encryption key is kept safe within your back-end system, as the secure tokens do the work of empowering the media apps to play the protected content when you allow it.


ExpressPlayer (validation tool for packaged content)

ExpressPlayer is an app for iOS and Android which allows easy testing of content encrypted by ExpressPlay Packaging Tools. See the screencast which walks you through it HERE. (MP4 video)


REST API

The REST API is how your storefront server gets tokens from ExpressPlay. Learn about this simple interface and more in the REST API documentation.


Storefront and ExpressPlay Interaction

  1. App requests permission from the Storefront to play content

  2. Your Storefront requests a token from ExpressPlay

  3. ExpressPlay grants the requested token

  4. Your Storefront permits content to play on App


Advanced Test Tool

The ExpressPlay Advanced Test Tool (ATT) provides a suite of useful command-line debugging tools for advanced Marlin BB use cases. The ATT is available to download from the ExpressPlay Admin site.

Tutorials

We’ve put together a handful of tutorials to acquaint you with the key features and components of ExpressPlay. We hope you find them helpful.

Getting Started

An overview of what it takes to get up and running, from signup to playback.


Service Tutorials

Storefront Hookup

This tutorial explains the MS3 Token life cycle and the processes necessary to integrate your service with ExpressPlay.

Test Token Generation

This tutorial explains the two methods available for generating Test Tokens.

Packager Tutorials

DASH Packager

This tutorial guides you through the process of packaging DASH content for distribution using the ExpressPlay Packager.

HLS Packager

This Tutorial guides you through the steps involved in packaging HLS content to use with ExpressPlay. This tutorial guides you through the process using Encoding.com and S3.

SDK Tutorials

iOS App Example

This tutorial is a step by step guide that takes you through the process of installing the ExpressPlay SDK all the way to a functional barebones ExpressPlay-enabled media app for iOS.

Android App

This tutorial is a step by step guide that takes you through the process of installing the ExpressPlay SDK all the way to a functional barebones ExpressPlay-enabled media app for Android.

ExpressPlayer

This tutorial explains how to format .m3u files as content lists for the ExpressPlayer app.