Advances in video technology allow for improved user experiences on the growing amount of internet-enabled devices. We employ the latest industry standards in delivery techniques and video compression.
MPEG-DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) is a technique designed specifically for streaming high-quality multimedia over an HTTP server. It became an International Standard in November 2011.
It works by fragmenting content into a series of small HTTP-based file segments where each contains a block of playback time. Content is made available at a variety of different bitrates to account for variations in a connection’s bandwidth quality. Upon each download of a segment, the highest bitrate the connection can handle in time for seamless playback is selected. This allows MPEG-DASH to seamlessly adapt to changing network conditions at the highest quality possible for a seamless user experience.
We simplify the playback of cross-platform DRM protected DASH content by supplying a single interoperable player for devices with browser capabilities. We call it DASH Everywhere.
We have also created the open-source DASH.as project for playing MPEG-DASH video on any device supporting Adobe Flash.
We have also created the open-source DASH.encrypt tool which takes regular, unfragmented MP4 content and creates fragmented and encrypted DASH streams as well as ingesting the required keys into our DRM service, DRMtoday.