ABR Packager

Appear’s ABR Packager enables linear just-in-time packaging with features for start-over, catch-up, nPVR and VOD, and is designed with large scale OTT operations in mind.

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Adaptive Bitrate Streaming

Adaptive bitrate streaming adapts video quality to changing network conditions dynamically, providing optimal user experience according to available bandwidth. If bandwidth is diminished, video quality is reduced without the viewer experiencing repeated buffering issues and interrupted transmissions.

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Adaptive Bitrate Streaming

Adaptive bitrate streaming adapts video quality to changing network conditions dynamically, providing optimal user experience according to available bandwidth. If bandwidth is diminished, video quality is reduced without the viewer experiencing repeated buffering issues and interrupted transmissions.

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The Appear ABR Packager is a modular software solution providing powerful video ingest and segmentation engine, high-performance storage solution, just-in-time packager/DRM engine and origin server in one complete suite. The ABR system runs on industry standard off-the-shelf server hardware and can be customized to meet the operators´ specific streaming requirements. With its innovative architecture, our ABR Server allows for seamless growth and scalable redundancy – both through vertical brick-by-brick scaling and horizontal functional separation.

A space and power-efficient solution with full redundancy, 1st rate standards of performance and exceptional reliability

The Appear ABR system is encoding vendor agnostic. Live ingest can be performed by any multiscreen encoder/transcoder, like the Appear X platform, XC platform and Software-based Video Compression.

VOD ingest is equally easy with open APIs and any multiscreen file transcoder, or the fully-integrated file ingest solution in Appear’s Software-based Video Compression.

ABR Linear Packager

Key features include

Support for catch-up TV, nPVR and VOD
H.264/AVC and H.265/HEVC compatilble
Flexible JIT packaging of DASH, HLS, MSS and CMAF
Pre-integrated with popular DRM vendors
WebVTT/TTML captions for live and VOD
SCTE35 tagging for Dynamic Ad Insertion
Infinite deep catch-up
Dolby® multi-channel sound
Encoding vendor agnostic

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