This is what I'm hearing on the investment side about "Play Anywhere" Clipstream G2:
Clipstream videos never need to be upgraded and the expectation is that a video encoded in the Clipstream format today will still play browsers 15 years from now.
Videos in the Clipstream format just play everywhere, there is no streaming server and for viewers there is no need to install or maintain player plugins. Videos in the Clipstream format can be locked at source websites, they can be locked being what the specific recipient computers and they can be watermarked. None of the other solutions provide any [viewer ever] security at all.
I don't understand all this technology but it seems to me that CLIPSTREAM ® does offer a solution to the problems that you are commenting on here. If it sounds interesting please visit the dsny dotcom website and let me know if Clipstream is an effective solution or not. Thanks PeterPan.
My prior post:
These are the problems and these are the solutions that Clipstream supposedly offers:
There is no standard format for streaming video on the Internet. To reach all browsers, publishers have to convert into several formats including: WebM, Ogg Theora, H.264, H.265 and Flash. This transcoding process is costly and it means storage and data center costs are much higher.
Clipstream® plays instantly on all modern browsers and devices including computers, smart phones, tablets, e-readers and Internet enabled TV's. Viewers don't have to install or maintain plug-in player software.
None of these formats are widely adopted. On desktops, none of the replacements for Flash reach more than 2/3 of the audience.
Ogg Theora: 50.22%
Adobe announced that Flash would no longer support mobile. and Apple will not support Flash on IOS devices.
Because there are no plug-ins for users to maintain or upgrade, content owners will be able to reach all HTML 5 compliant browsers.
Streaming generally requires streaming servers and to reach a large audience, content delivery networks. More than half of all data transferred on the Internet is video and video data transfer is growing at 48% per year.
Because there is no streaming server and because the content caches, Clipstream® allows publishers to host content directly on their own web servers rather than outsourcing. HTTP caching can recycle streams allowing loads to be reduced by up to 99% for popular content.
HTML 5 video tag formats are unprotected and videos can easily be copied and shared.
Clipstream® encoded videos can be watermarked and locked to only play from authorized source websites or to authorized viewer computers.
With other solutions, videos become obsolete over time, as new formats replace old ones. The new H.265 format isn't compatible with any existing web browser and is intended to phase out old videos encoded in H.264.
Clipstream® encoded videos will have extreme longevity as all future web browsers will be required to be backwards compatible with the technologies behind it.