Unified Packager

Apply just one tool to prepare all your content for HDS, HLS, MPEG-DASH and MSS. Working with content protection schemes, such as token-based encryption and DRM, Unified Packager efficiently processes content for a flawless user experience. Once packaged, your content is ready for delivery to an origin server or a CDN for worldwide distribution. 

  • One tool for segmentation, packaging and encryption
  • Readies content for delivery to origin server or CDN
  • Supports encryption, DRM and advanced audio features 

How it works

What it is exactly

Unified Packager is a software program that uses MP4 files to produce segmented output in HDS, HLS, MPEG-DASH and MSS formats. DRM can be applied using the command-line options. It smoothly handles advanced features for adding multiple audio codecs, such as Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), DTS Express and Fraunhofer HE-AAC v2 (multichannel). Using subtitles is easy: Unified Packager supports using DFXP, ISMT, SRT and WebVTT.

One tool for all formats

Packaging performance and quality depend on the complexity required to support your various formats and streaming options. Applying a separate solution for each format is inefficient because multiple workflows are needed for the same content. Add your content protection solutions to the mix and you may find it challenging to get the right content package delivered in the right format at the right time.

Take control

Not all external parties are capable of handling scaled on-demand packaging. New devices come to market every day, but not all content delivery is device-agnostic. So rather than rely on other parties to package your quality content, take control of the process with Unified Packager. It is easy to install and straightforward to integrate. Being in control of your own packaging process means you can respond directly to your viewers’ demands.

Easy to integrate, get quick time to market

Unified Packager was developed to meet the unique needs of a broad range of companies. It is flexible and easy to integrate into any existing workflow and content management systems (CMS). This kind of adaptability produces quick time to market.

Deploy anywhere

Deploy Unified Packager anywhere on-premises or in the cloud. The software works in Amazon EC2 and Microsoft Azure. Pre-configured and ready-to-stream images are available for both cloud hosting services.

Essentials

  • One ingest format
  • Offline workflow for segmentation, packaging and encryption
  • One workflow for multiple formats: HDS, HLS, MPEG-DASH, MSS
  • Supports encryption and DRM (Adobe Access, AES, CENC, Marlin, PlayReady, Widevine)
  • Supports advanced audio features, such as Dolby Digital Plus and DTS Express
  • Add subtitles using: DFXP, ISMT, SRT and WebVTT
  • Easy integration into any workflow and CMS

Licensing

Unified Packager runs on an annual license per webserver and is licensed per delivery format (MSS, HLS, HDS, MPEG-DASH and MP4). The base license comes with one delivery format. Additional formats are licensed add-ons. Flexible deployments require flexible licensing, so please contact us if you would like to receive a quote tailored to your needs or any other information.

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