Content-encoding solution providers will use Dolby Digital
Plus technology to enable high-quality multichannel audio
for the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE)
UltraViolet platform through the UltraViolet Common File
UltraViolet enables consumers to create personal digital
entertainment collections, with the freedom to access their
content both at home and on the go across multiple devices.
The UltraViolet CFF makes download functionality consistent
across all UltraViolet retailers, which makes it easy for
consumers to move or copy downloaded files directly across
UltraViolet-compliant devices or applications, without the
need for additional downloads or bandwidth.
"DECE is built on the efforts of the most innovative and
forward-thinking companies in digital entertainment. Dolby
has worked on the early verification and refinement of the
Ultraviolet Common File Format technical design as well as
investing to help establish and complete the testing and
verification process for Dolby Digital Plus encoded CFF
files," said Mark Teitell, General Manager and Executive
Director, DECE. "We welcome and appreciate Dolby's
contributions to the process and are excited to be working
together on UltraViolet."
Dolby is working with companies such as castLabs, Digital
Rapids, and Elemental Technologies to ensure that
UltraViolet content plays well on many services and devices
that matter to consumers.
Dolby also announced the availability of a development kit
to support the use of Dolby Digital Plus in the UltraViolet
CFF specification. The latest development kit includes test
vectors to support companies developing products and
services based on the UV CFF specification. Today's update
complements previous development kits to support the use of
Dolby Digital Plus in the MPEG Dynamic Adaptive Streaming
over HTTP (MPEG-DASH), Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), and
Microsoft Smooth Streaming online delivery systems.