Unified Origin - VODΒΆ

Stream from a single source

Package and secure a single VOD presentation just-in-time (JIT) into formats that reach any internet connected device. A future proof solution that scales to demand, is highly resilient and meets the infinitely evolving needs of broadcasters, telcos and streaming providers looking to offer the most advanced, highest quality personalized service.

Key features

  • All industry standard playout formats, HLS (TS & CMAF), (DVB-)DASH, HbbTV, HDS and Smooth (HSS)
  • Cutting edge codecs, AV1, HEVC, Dolby Atmos, Dolby AC-4, DTS:X
  • Every major DRM system, FairPlay, Marlin, PlayReady, Widevine

Main benefits

  • Extensive compatibility, stream your content to all major platforms and devices
  • Deploy anywhere, bare metal on premises, containerized, or in the cloud
  • High availability, being stateless, failover is seamless and your service won't be disrupted in case of emergency
  • Deliver the highest quality stream, stream 4K HDR with advanced audio, subtitle and video formats, and add accessibility options
  • Future proof, flexibility to quickly and easily make changes, such as integrating Dynamic Ad Insertion (DAI) without re-encoding
  • Low storage costs, keep only a single copy of your content on disk, guaranteeing maximum efficiency and cost saving

How it works

Dynamic packaging is the process of keeping only a single source on disk, and delivering content in a requested output format by generating that output from the source at the moment the request is received, i.e. dynamically or just-in-time. Adding encryption (and DRM) can be part of it. Everything is generated on-the-fly so a dynamic workflow allows for quick changes to the configuration of your streams, because it does not require changes to the source on disk.

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Table of contents

The following sections document how to setup VOD streaming with the Unified Origin, the available options, the different ingest formats, playout control and track selection as well as remote storage or progressive download.