Dolby Laboratories, Inc. today announced Dolby.io, an API platform that enables businesses, developers, and content creators enhance content in order to deliver greater communications, collaboration, and audiovisual experiences in their apps and services.
Dolby.io offers a collection of scalable, interactivity and media processing APIs.
“With Dolby.io, developers can now take the magic Dolby has instilled into billions of devices, thousands of films, billions of conference call minutes, and use it to fuel nearly any real-time interaction or piece of content – all at an accessible and transparent cost, designed to inspire iteration and creativity," said Aaron Liao, Vice President, Developer Relations, Dolby.
The initially available APIs can analyze and enhance the quality of media content or enable multi-party audio and video communications to be embedded within an app. Dolby also hopes that developers will use Dolby.io to bring Dolby experiences to new industries such as healthcare, distance learning, digital collaboration, online training, podcasting, and social media.
The core offerings of Dolby.io include:
With Dolby.io’s new interactivity APIs, developers can build everything people need to communicate and collaborate with tools that map to existing workflows and ensure users are engaged, in-app, and in-flow throughout the experience. Cross-platform capabilities such as Spatial Audio, advanced noise reduction, HD Video, broadcasting and screen-sharing can combine to make distance learning, telehealth visits, training sessions and other live events feel familiar, no matter the physical distance separating participants.
Media Processing APIs
With Dolby.io, developers and businesses can now analyze and enhance all their media cost-effectively and at scale. These new media processing APIs can reduce background noise and improve dialog levels to increase intelligibility and engagement, in addition to providing quality metrics, audio analytics, and deeper content insights.
Dolby.io features a free trial for new users that includes 30,000 interactivity minutes and 200 media processing minutes. Beyond the free trial, interactivity APIs will cost $0.0045 per participant, per minute, and media processing APIs will cost $0.05 per minute.