9/14/2010 12:00:00 AM

The present invention relates generally to steganography and digital watermarking. One method recites: encoding content with a plural-bit digital watermark in accordance with initial encoding parameters; determining an assessment of the encoded plural-bit digital watermark in each of two or more portions of the content; for each of the two or more portions of the content, adjusting at least one of the initial encoding parameters according to a determined assessment for a respective portion of the content; and encoding the content with said plural-bit watermark in accordance with adjusted encoding parameters. Other methods are provided and claimed as well.