thePlatform to Lead with HTML5 in 2013 to Deliver Faster Load Times and Lower Development Costs
SEATTLE, WA – January 29, 2013 – Media and entertainment companies have historically faced a challenge creating a common video player that can be rendered across different browsers and devices, due to continued market fragmentation and a lack of cross-platform standards. Today, thePlatform, the leading white-label video publishing company, unveiled an enhanced video Player Service to address this issue, and has placed HTML5 at the forefront of its efforts.
A few days ago, a new proposal was put forward in the HTML Working Group (HTML WG) by Microsoft, Netflix, and Google to take DRM in HTML5 to the next stage of standardization at W3C. This triggered another uproar about the morality and ethics behind DRM and building it into the Web. There are good arguments about morality/ethics on both sides of the debate but ultimately, the HTML WG will decide whether or not to pursue the specification based on technical merit. I am a member of the HTML WG. I was also the founder of a start-up that focused on building a legal, peer-to-peer, content distribution network for music and movies. It employed DRM much like the current DRM in HTML5 proposal. During the course of 8 years of technical development, we had talks with many of the major record labels. I have first-hand knowledge of the problem, and building a technical solution to address the problem.
The Encrypted Media Extensions (DRM in HTML5) specification does not solve the problem the authors are attempting to solve, which is the protection of content from opportunistic or professional piracy. The HTML WG should not publish First Public Working Drafts that do not effectively address the primary goal of a specification.
The film studios behind the 'UltraViolet' cloud-based digital locker initiative plan to give it a boost by bundling up to ten free movies with purchases of selected Internet-connected Blu-ray Disc players and TVs - and announced that there are now...
Here is a How to, the objective is to demonstrate the setup of a PHLS live stream. PHLS means Protected HLS : the custom format of HLS by Adobe. The protection is realized with a AES-128 encryption on the content. To make this configuration, you need a streaming server which will push content via RTMP.
There are now over 7mn registered accounts for the 'UltraViolet' cloud-based digital locker initiative, with consumer awareness now running above 50%, according to Lexine Wong, SVP of worldwide marketing at Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Onlinelib released more HLS Streamingtools, including HLS Plugin for JW Player, OSMF Strobe, native SDK for Adobe AIR Mobile and Web with full support of HLS AES Decrypting in realtime for Flash, HTML, Android Java and iOS 6 or higher. This is the first release where we see a realtime GPU AES Decrypting Shader that uses Adobe Stage3d for Decrypting AES HLS Content. Live example when you follow the url link.
It is possible to overstate the complexity of multi-screen video, but the absolute number and types of display devices are indeed increasing, which means that efforts to promote standards and greater simplicity address a live concern. A current initiative, playing out within the MPEG-DASH Industry Forum, among other places, to enable digital rights management (DRM) interoperability is a case in point.
Building his case for a common downloadable DRM framework that is independent of but compatible with CE devices of all shapes and sizes, Tranter (VP at NDS, now part of Cisco) names three standards that could play a foundational role, namely:
* Simulcrypt—the long-standing DVB protocol published by ETSI used to enable multiple key management systems; * MPEG-DASH—Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH), which became an ISO standard in late 2011; and * UltraViolet—an authentication and cloud-based rights system deployed over the past few years by a consortium of studios, manufacturers and service providers.
castLabs, a leading mobile video technologies and services company, today announces that the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE) has selected the castLabs UltraViolet Download Service Provider (DSP) for use in the UltraViolet Compliance Verification Programme (CVP). As implementations of UltraViolet-licensed devices and media players (“UltraViolet Players”) become ready, DECE will use castLabs’ reference DSP to verify UltraViolet Players’ specification compliance.
At first glance, I thought UltraViolet was just what I needed to put my movie collection online. I was wrong.
UltraViolet sounded good. "UltraViolet is DVD for the Internet. Just as the DVD logo means that you can buy a DVD from any seller and expect it to play in any player with a DVD logo (DVD players, DVD PCs, DVD entertainment systems in automobiles, and so on), the UltraViolet logo means you can buy UltraViolet movies from any seller, keep track of your 'online locker' or 'virtual collection' of movies, and expect them to play on anything with the UltraViolet logo (PCs, tablets, smartphones, Blu-ray players, cable set-top boxes, and so on)."
Sunnyvale, CA., September 12, 2012 – Intertrust Technologies Corporation today released Wasabi Express™, a standards-based next generation DRM platform for mobile and desktop applications. Wasabi Express together with the Company’s DRM Cloud Services provides a single solution for service providers that want to distribute content using a Marlin DRM-compliant media player.
FredAndrews writes "The W3C has ruled DRM in-scope for their HTML standard. A lot of big businesses have supported advancing the Encrypted Media Extension, including Google, Microsoft, and Netfix. The BBC calls for a solution with legal sanctions.
The Spanish electronic industry and TV broadcasters have agreed to use a common DRM system to protect HbbTV services and content, according to AEDETI – Spain’s interactive TV trade body incorporating interactive digital audiovisual media covering the entire value chain between between application developers and equipment manufacturers.
Digital Rights Management (DRM), at its most basic level, has traditionally been considered as the strategic use of technology to monitor and enforce intellectual property licensing agreements by controlling access to digital content as it is being distributed, protecting it from unauthorized use or downright theft. In the modern world, however, the notion of "broadcasting video" now includes over-the-air terrestrial signal distribution, along with cable, satellite, Internet, and mobile/data network broadcasting of content to, seemingly, an unlimited number of viewing devices. In that universe, the DRM label represents a constantly evolving, often proprietary, network of technologies and protocols used by broadcasters to secure the links of a content chain wherever those links are heading.
Adaptive streaming protocols need to be integrated with content protection schemes. PlayReady was originally designed to work with Smooth Streaming. It has also been integrated with HLS, which is probably the most popular of the proprietary adaptive streaming schemes. Integration of PlayReady with MPEG-DASH is likely to be viewed as a safe choice, in line with the way the industry is going. That solution came into view this month as BuyDRM and Fraunhofer IIS announced an integration of MPEG-DASH with PlayReady for the HBO GO service in Europe. HBO GO is HBO’s “over the top” service for subscribers.
The UltraViolet ecosystem will increasingly enable subscription services as well as electronic sell-through, according to Spencer Stephens, chief technology officer, Sony Pictures Entertainment, speaking at the OTTtv World Summit in London today.
SeaTV is a great showcase of Adobe's latest media delivery technologies running on iOS. Adobe has partnered with the Monterey Bay Aquarium to bring its stunning Open Sea exhibit to your mobile device in high definition.
SeaWell Networks Inc. , the leader in IP video delivery and ad-insertion solutions for network operators, today announced at the International Broadcasting Convention ( IBC ) 2012, the industry’s first MPEG DASH-based live and On Demand video...