Widevine Technologies
Video Optimization


Maintain High Quality Live & On-Demand Entertainment Experiences over the Internet

Widevine’s suite of video optimization tools enables content owners, Internet service providers and MSOs to provide the best possible live and on-demand entertainment experiences affordably.

Adaptive Streaming
Widevine adaptive streaming introduces QoS controls which adapt internet video quality to match a consumer’s available bandwidth. The solution enables consumers to bookmark, fast forward and rewind internet video—just as if they were watching a DVD or Blu-ray disc in the living room. Capabilities include:

  • Smooth dynamic bandwidth switching
  • Support for live (linear) and file-based content
  • Only downloads the bit rate required for the optimum video experience at a low cost
  • Instant channel change and fast video start up, no buffer
  • Full screen DVD-like trick play such as rewind and fast-forward, no buffer
  • Stream, download, progressive download, P2P and super-distribution support using the same packaged content
  • Low-footprint client designed for embedded consumer devices
  • Works with legacy decoders common in consumer electronics as well as with software players (Flash, QuickTime, Windows, etc)
  • Frame aware enabling seamless play listing and advertisement insertion
  • CDN independence

HTTP Progressive Download in Streamed Media Experience
Widevine enables secure delivery of HTTP-based progressive downloads at the fraction of the cost of regular streaming technologies. Widevine’s HTTP progressive download capabilities offer:

  • Ability to use any HTTP server
  • Streamed media experience
  • Lowest cost video delivery available
  • Optional download manager