Encode & playback
Encode once. Play everywhere.
Streaming is broken. Our Uplynk Video Streaming service provides simplified online video encoding that allows you to reach multiple platforms with just a single workflow.
Simplifying the entire process
Don’t pay more for encoding, storage, encryption and distribution and expensive, proprietary encoding appliances. By using a single workflow across all platforms, we’ll help you collapse your workflow into one for high-quality consistent viewer experiences that scale to every device, easily and cost effectively.
Upload & encode
How does it work?
A small app, called the Slicer runs on basic hardware in your facility (a laptop will do). The Slicer’s patent-pending process chops your video into smaller pieces of work, encrypts them, and then pushes them into the cloud for encoding. You get the security benefits of having your own hardware, but with the cost and scalability benefits of the cloud.
Hardware encoders aren’t the only cost savings. You also won’t need third-party upload tools, and the egress bandwidth requirements are less than traditional methods.
The Slicer takes care of all the heavy lifting. It creates a single workflow that will work across all platforms, and ensures important data like closed captioning is preserved.
Because upload and encode happen in parallel, encode finishes seconds after upload. Files are validated upfront, so you’ll never upload a 30GB video only to discover it’s invalid.
High definition, adaptive streaming is included in our service for free. The Slicer automatically calculates ideal encoding settings to ensure your content looks great on all devices.
Dolby Audio support means your audience can enjoy vibrant, high-quality sound with enhanced stereo, and up to 7.1 multichannel audio, delivered to all leading streaming platforms.
The Slicer process works the same for both live and on-demand content, providing unprecedented flexibility down the road.
Content is encoded to standard H.264 for video and AAC for audio. Don’t worry, you’re not getting locked into something proprietary.
How does it work?
The same encode plays across all devices and platforms, giving a high-quality, adaptive experience while simplifying more complex features like ad insertion, closed captioning, blackouts or alternative programming and analytics. We’re never re-transcoding or repackaging your content.
Unique playback technology enables the same content to play on all devices, collapsing giant workflows into something much simpler and cheaper.
Our FCC-compliant closed captioning works the same across all platforms, so you’re never stuck worrying about side-cart files and synchronization.
Blackout and alternative programming
Our live streaming technology and 1 to 1 session management technology, called Smartplay by Verizon, management enables you to blackout programming and present alternative content to keep your viewers engaged when operators don’t own all the streaming distribution rights.
Cross platform, “always-on” DRM
Uplynk Video Streaming’s content protection works the same across all platforms, so you only have to implement it once, as opposed to the fragmented nature of most other digital rights management solutions. Our security function controls how and when the content is consumed by your viewers.
Dynamic ad replacement
We integrate with any third-party ad server to deliver fully dynamic, targeted ads in both live and on-demand scenarios.
Because a single workflow is used across all devices, your analytics are already unified and actionable. There’s no need to lose time and accuracy while aggregating data.
Premium Dolby Audio
Our Uplynk Video Streaming service’s simplified workflow enables you to stream cinematic-like sound for the ultimate visual and audio experience on the latest mobile and connected devices.
Slicer at a glance: