How it 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).

Key features

Just one workflow

Simplifies support of all your formats

Easy to integrate

Fits seamlessly into existing workflows

Deploy anywhere

Bare metal on premises, containerized, or in the cloud

Stream everywhere

Delivers your content to a global audience

Main benefits

On-the-fly packaging
All industry standard playout formats HLS (TS & CMAF), (DVB-)DASH, HbbTV, HDS and Smooth
Content protection
On-the-fly encryption and support for all major DRM systems with multiple keys and key rotation
High quality experience
Cutting edge codecs AV1, HEVC, Dolby Atmos, Dolby-AC4, DTS:X
Industry standard ad signalling
SCTE 35-based Dynamic Ad Insertion for Live
Flexible viewing
Enable your customers to replay and restart programs with the press of a button


Unified Origin’s annual licensing runs per webserver. DRM is available as a licensed add-on.

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