Transcoding Solutions – What Does the Future Have in Store?

One question which is probably on the lips of most Multichannel Video Programming Distributors (MVPDs) is what transcoding solutions will emerge in 2015? Many have seen issues with codecs, DRM schema and formats become more complicated, as the number of connected devices and operating systems in the arena has expanded.

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Matchstick streaming stick delays shipping to get Netflix and faster chips

Matchstick’s Kickstarter backers will have to wait a bit longer to get the Firefox OS-based streaming stick: Matchstick is delaying shipments until August, the company announced Friday. Matchstick wants to use that time to put digital rights management (DRM) in place — a key requirement to get premium video apps like Netflix — and also…

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Technology Demo: Adobe Primetime 1.2 With Native HLS Support in Flash Player – Overdigital

I am very excited to showcase a brand new Adobe Primetime feature, native HLS support in Flash Player.

 

I am very excited to showcase a brand new Adobe Primetime feature, native HLS support in Flash Player.

What does native HLS support mean? HLS playback in Adobe Flash Player provides best-in-class performance, with robust, Hollywood studio-mandated DRM support (Adobe Primetime DRM + PHLS), and AES-128 clear key protection for content protection compatibility. The HLS playback functionality is now included in the core of Flash Player, with all relevant features processed with high performant native code.”

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DRM in HTML5 is a victory for the open Web, not a defeat – arstechinca

“The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the group that orchestrates the development of Web standards, has today published a Working Draft for Encrypted Media Extensions (EME), a framework that will allow the delivery of DRM-protected media through the browser without the use of plugins such as Flash or Silverlight.”

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Adobe Primetime Explained (Part 3/4) – A Single Protocol and DRM -overdigital

“This doesn’t mean HDS is going away, but HDS is a protocol only targeting Flash / AIR, while HLS works across the majority of devices. If you are aiming for a single workflow, HLS is the only logical choice. That said, besides philosophical reasons, there are technical disadvantages of using HLS, which will eventually lead to MPEG-Dash as a unified standard in the future. If you are interested in learning more about MPEG-Dash, join my MPEG-Dash group.”

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Netflix coming to HTML5 just as soon as the DRM ducks are in a row -Arstechnica

“Netflix users on Windows and OS X currently depend on Microsoft’s Silverlight plugin to watch videos. With Silverlight no longer under active development, the company is looking at alternative delivery systems for its app-free, browser-based video delivery.

 

The answer it’s picked is, unsurprisingly, HTML5, but as the company details in a blog post, it’s not up to the challenge just yet. The sticking point, again unsurprisingly, is DRM. Netflix’s Silverlight player protects the content that it plays, and the company needs to maintain a similar level of protection in its HTML5 successor.”

 

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