Stream Dolby AudioTM with Vid.ly
Dolby has partnered with online video provider
Vid.ly to offer delivery of both high-quality video
and high-quality audio to capable browsers. For
streaming content providers, this offers a one-stop
solution for delivering the complete entertainment
experience, at long last.
Until now, providing a top-quality entertainment
experience for consumers who are increasingly
cutting the cable presented challenges for content
creators on two fronts: video quality and audio
For video, providing the delivery of HD streams was
difficult, with network and hosting infrastructures
struggling to keep up with the demand for parity
with broadcast and cable programming. Now, thanks
to unprecedented throughput, HD video streaming
is the standard, and not the exception.
Still, with the HD video pixels sorted, audio delivery
lagged far behind. Most streaming content is
delivered in two-channel AAC stereo at the lowest
bit rate possible to afford the smallest file size
and speediest transmission to the greatest number
of clients. For the consumer, the experience simply
lacks the depth of detail of cinema and broadcast.
Streaming content creators had to settle for this
less-than-perfect final product because there was
little support for higher-quality audio formats. AAC
was all that the web had to offer, so AAC was what
streamers had to deliver.
The tide is turning, and it is finally possible for
content creators to match the realistic detail of
high-definition video with rich, immersive audio
using Dolby Digital Plus™, the the flagship cinema
audio codec from Dolby Laboratories.
Modern browsers, beginning with Microsoft® Edge
and Apple Safari®, are starting to support playback
of video streams with Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC3)
encoded streams that bring a more immersive
experience to cord-cutters and mobile consumers.
Top-quality entertainment is now available on
laptops and on mobile phones ... on the consumers'
terms. Dolby provides the technology, and the
browser provides the platform. All content creators
need now is a way to deliver Dolby Digital Plus
streams to the browser.
Deliver the Full Entertainment
Experience with Vid.ly
Dolby Sponsored Content