On today's StreamingMedia.com webinar about Adaptive Streaming & HTTP Delivery, RealNetworks shared the below slide featuring a nice chart that breaks out some of the differences and features from Apple, Microsoft and Adobe. Access to the webinar here : http://bit.ly/qpMVmE
Morega's solution supports the placeshifting of optimized premium content to all types of devices via either streaming or sideloading - and allows the viewing of that content to be tracked Morega Systems, a developer of content portability solutions, revealed today that the company received patent approval for its breakthrough content portability technology. This unique content delivery solution gives satellite, cable and IPTV service providers, and equipment manufacturers a better way to extend premium, multimedia content beyond the television and the set-top box to support the Connected Home and TV Everywhere.
In addition, Morega's sideloading technology uses a sophisticated back-office, standards-based and proprietary authentication, encryption and digital rights management (DRM) system to protect copyrighted material and to assure the delivery of high-quality video entertainment content.
The Application Store (TAS) and its tapp platform, a social TV and patent-pending, multiplatform solution for broadcasters, brands, agencies and other media has recently announced the launch of their fully packaged, white label solution for creating and monetizing ‘Second Screen’ interaction and engagement called ScreenToo.
With Social TV elements, Video on Demand (VOD) templates, game mechanics, metadata creation and curation, the tapp platform is a one-stop-shop for media companies to engage consumers.
Some noteworthy services and features that are specified in Release 2 include: - HTTP Adaptive Streaming of live and on-demand content, derived from 3GPP’s Adaptive HTTP Streaming specification (doesn't seem to be MPEG DASH - to be confirmed) - SIP support for Multi-media Communication Services - Network-based time-shift and PVR ...
Intel Quick Sync Video provides hardware acceleration to complete transcodes in minutes instead of hours. Badaboom uses Intel Quick Sync Video technology to transcode video files to play on the most popular devices available today.
When it comes to delivering programmes for playout, the broadcast industry has hit the rewind button on recent technical advances, with most programmes delivered on HD Cam SR tape - even though an increasing number of shows are shot with a tapeless camera and edited in a file-based workflow.
The earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in March, and the knock-on effect on manufacturing in the country, brought the industry’s reliance on the Sony format sharply into focus.
With the Sony factory not due to restart the production of SR tape until next month, the priority for broadcasters has been to secure enough tape stock to keep programmes on air, but the debate has moved on to broadcasters’ long-term plans for the file-based delivery of programmes.
The move towards a truly tapeless, end-to-end workflow has been planned for some time, but there are still some significant obstacles that need to be overcome. The key, according to Sohonet chief technical officer Ben Roeder, is the agreement of a common file standard.
Chris Kenny has been doing some delving and discovered that there are references to Python and AppleScript in the Final Cut Pro X app. This would be a big step up from the current method of sending commands via Apple Events.
There are also references to XML import and Final Cut Pro XML import, which implies that they will be two different formats. This makes sense, as the structure of FCPX projects has changed significantly (no more bins and no concept of tracks for instance) and there is a greater focus on metadata.
Neither of these are publicly accessible right now but they show that Apple has at least experimented with these functions and it is likely that they will be enabled in a future release. There has been speculation that import of FCP7 projects or XML may never come as the project formats are too different, but I think it's likely that we will at least see an FCPX-specific exchange format at some point in the future.
Impressive whitepaper on using edge technologies to provide a quality feedback channel from TV second screen apps : audio watermarking, Node.js, Hadoop, Redis, Flume, Grails, Sqoop... all this in the Amazon EC2 cloud for scalability. Respect !
- High level of concurrency allowing customers to enable whole home DVR; place-shifting; and content consumption on Apple iPad™ and other tablet and mobile devices - Real-time HD to HD transcoding, trans-wrapping, and transcryption of up to 4 simultaneous HD streams to serve multiple Internet Protocol (IP) based devices within the home - Faster than real-time transcode on stored content - Advanced security processor architecture to enable security for leading digital rights management providers (DRM), Conditional Access providers (CA), and leading broadcast operators ...
Cellular uplinking specialist LiveU has demonstrated a live wireless 3D transmission and will repeat the exercise at IBC, writes Adrian Pennington. LiveU’s technology is gaining traction among sports broadcasters and franchises as a portable TX unit that can backhaul HD signals via H.264 in remote, crowded or even underground spaces.
Videola is an enterprise-level video management system and video delivery platform. It allows you to create paid-access or free-access video websites which can serve video to the desktop, mobile, or television-based devices. Create your own Netflix On-Demand style (subscription), Hulu style (ad supported), or Blockbuster / Amazon style (rental) streaming video websites with your own video content.
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Neustar Media this week turned over the final version of the digital rights management system developed for the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem consortium, paving the way for a consumer launch of the group's UltraViolet cross-platform video later in 2011.
This tutorial based on OSMF shows : - Loading the F4M file - Determining if miulti-bitrate (MBR) is available - Determining the best MBR content for playback - Extracting and inspecting the bootstrap data contained in the F4M file - Using the bootstrap data to determine what segment and fragment to call based on the current time of the video playback - Assembling the video data for playback as the fragments are loaded - Playing back the video stream
On June 23, 2011, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals one of the next chapters for AppleTV. The proposed system is described by Apple as being an enhanced TV widget paradigm. While Google has gotten an early start in this arena of TV meets the Internet, the system is basically working with static widgets. Apple's paradigm involves taking widgets to the next level of live widgets that will interact with TV shows like NBC's "The Voice" so that users could directly vote for their favorite candidates from their HDTV effortlessly. The system will also work with live sports like football with other live content is in the works. The system still involves Apple's AppleTV set-top-box but with a twist. It will finally hook up with regular Cable TV networks! Now that could be hot!
TV broadcasting network operators need to find better ways to increase their capacity. Charlie Baker from PeerApp explained at IPTV World that TV broadcasters need more efficient ways to use their network bandwidth as media consumption shifts from linear to on demand. A key way to get significant network bandwidth savings is to use statistical caching.
As described in the first post in this series: What is Dynamic Streaming?, HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) allows for the delivery of streaming content over the HTTP protocol. Streaming video over HTTP requires some knowledge and preparation. The following is a rundown and description for each of the components involved with HTTP streaming.
This part of ISO/IEC 23001 specifies formats for adaptive streaming delivery of MPEG media over HTTP. This International Standard is applicable to streaming services over the Internet.
This specification primarily defines two formats: - The Media Presentation Description (MPD) describes a Media Presentation, i.e. a bounded or unbounded presentation of media content. In particular, it defines formats to announce resource identifiers for Segments and to provide the context for these identified resources within a Media Presentation. In the context of this specification, the resource identifiers are exclusively HTTP-URLs, i.e. URLs with a fixed scheme as defined in RFC 3986 of “http://” or “https://”. However, this specification additionally enables the restriction of these URLs by a byte range attribute. - The Segment formats specify the formats of the entity body of the request response when issuing a HTTP GET request or a partial HTTP GET with the indicated byte range through HTTP/1.1 as defined in RFC 2616 to a resource identified in the MPD.
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