Stream capture software providers are trying many ways to capture and archive video delivered to Adobe Flash. Today, few of these "rippers" support RTMP (Real-Time Messaging Protocol) – the protocol Adobe Flash Media Server (FMS) uses. To help prevent the ripping of video streamed through Flash, Adobe created the RTMPE protocol -- a real-time encryption solution -- and SWF Verification. These new technologies were introduced in Flash Media Server 3.0 and Adobe Flash Player 9.0.115. Today, over 86% of Internet-connected computers have adopted this Flash Player version, and all Content Delivery Networks (CDN) support Flash Media Server 3.
RTMPE and RTMPTE (the tunneled version) can be combined with SWF Verification to help provide additional content protection. This document discusses those methods in more detail.