Use a single source to stream all your content to all devices. Unified Origin is an all-in-one solution for streaming HLS, MPEG-DASH, HDS and HSS. It offers inbuilt support for DRM, timed metadata (SCTE-35), multi-channel audio and accessibility features, such as captions and subtitles.

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How Unified Origin works

As a software plugin for industry standard webservers, such as Apache and Nginx, Unified Origin allows a webserver to ingest one format (MP4, fragmented MP4 or HLS for VOD) and package it on-the-fly to all formats, including HbbTV, Progressive and CMAF. It supports all the major DRM systems (Adobe Access, FairPlay, Marlin, PlayReady and Widevine). AVC, HEVC, HDR or Dolby Vision are all compatible.

DRM may come as pre-encrypted content, on-the-fly encryption of clear content and trans-DRM. Trans-DRM is a unique feature allowing on-the-fly change of DRM using pre-encrypted content. Common encryption (CENC) is also supported. Both CENC and trans-DRM give flexibility to DRM and playout format.

Unified Origin supports leading audio technology, such as DTS Express, Dolby Digital Plus/Atmos and HE-AAC v2, along with subtitles and captions. Adding an audio description track and subtitles or captions using TTML or WebVTT makes your content more accessible.

The additional feature of supporting timed metadata allows for smarter and more flexible streams, enabling even more advanced workflows, such as Dynamic Ad Insertion (DAI).

Product essentials

  • A single workflow for Live and VOD
  • On-the-fly packaging into all industry standard output formats
  • On-the-fly encryption and support for all major DRM systems
  • Advanced DRM implementations with multiple keys and key rotation
  • Support for the latest audio formats, such as Dolby Atmos
  • SCTE 35-based Dynamic Ad Insertion for Live
  • Restart TV, time-shift and catchup-TV delivery
  • Compatible with all leading CDNs


Unified Origin’s annual licensing runs per webserver. DRM is available as a licensed add-on. Please contact us if you would like a quote tailored to your needs.

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