Rovi Releases MainConcept HEVC SDK
Said to enable 10 simultaneous output streams from one source
June 4, 2013
SANTA CLARA, CALIF. — Rovi Corp. released MainConcept HEVC SDK 1.0 for
streamlining the integration of High Efficiency Video Coding — H.265 — into “virtually
any video application, service or environment.”
Rovi’s patent-pending Smart Adaptive Bitrate Encoding Technology is
designed to speed the market’s adoption of the new compression standard by
lowering the costs and reducing the time required for the mass transcoding of
large video content libraries to HEVC. Rovi said SABET enables the generation
of as many as 10 simultaneous output streams from a single source, reducing CPU
cycles by utilizing common encoding processes across all levels. This processing
efficiency is expected to help streamline the delivery of video for adaptive
formats such as DivX Plus Streaming, Apple HLS, or MPEG-DASH.
For the more than 50 companies participating in Rovi’s HEVC beta program
that was launched earlier this year, including representatives from digital
media creation, transcoding, and delivery, the release of the MainConcept HEVC
SDK 1.0, marks the opportunity to transition from evaluating and testing the
new compression standard, to driving toward the release of compatible products
and services. Based on known codec libraries, the SDK offers a flexible
MainConcept Application Programming Interface to ease the process of adding
HEVC support to new or in-market solutions and includes an HEVC encoder and
As well as being a key technology for third-party developers,
MainConcept HEVC SDK 1.0 is a core component of Rovi’s end-to-end solution for
enabling and accelerating HEVC adoption through the entire video value chain.
It includes the DivX Video Service with digital rights management; DivX
software tools for PC-based consumer creation and playback, and a new DivX
Certification program to allow IC and OEM customers tobring to market mobile
and consumer electronics products that support HEVC playback.
The MainConcept HEVC SDK is available for
Windows, Mac OS and Linux, 32 and 64 bit versions, low level C++ API and
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