According to the company, Xvid AutoGraph is a “non-evil” fingerprinting technology for online video, invented by the creators of the Xvid video codec to bring back the balance between content owners and consumers in delivering both protection and unrestricted playability.
“Xvid AutoGraph molds an invisible user- and transaction related watermarked fingerprint deep into downloaded or streamed videos, making illegal uploading and sharing a futile endeavor without harming the user experience for loyal consumers in any way,” explains Xvid Solutions’ spokesperson Dino Mari. “AutoGraph is readily available as part of the cloud-based Xvid MediaHub video authoring and streaming service, but can also be obtained for private cloud or on-site deployments.”
Xvid AutoGraph relies on new protection technology to embed robust watermarked fingerprints into online video — instantly and invisibly binding video content to its recipient — and includes support for MPEG DASH and the latest in HTTP adaptive video streaming technologies in all typical resolutions, including UHD 4K.
“Watermarked video files are effortlessly created in real-time on-the-fly, without affecting the video’s perceived visual quality,” Mari says. “The watermarked fingerprint survives even sophisticated removal or masking attacks, including video filtering, format conversions, size and quality changes.”
Mari notes that these are common processing steps when spreading pirate copies through tube sites.
“The digital signature carries a customer-ID tag, acting as virtual fingerprint with DNA qualities that becomes an invisible part of the entire delivered video,” Mari explains. “Hidden in every video frame, it cannot be removed and is only extracted when needed to uncover, identify and expose illegal uploaders with pin-point accuracy.”
Unlike more conventional, widely disliked DRM schemes, with Xvid AutoGraph, fair use for consumers remains unrestricted.
“This includes portability and playability of the AutoGraph-protected video files on any kind of device or platform as protected files remain regular video that do not require any special hard- or software for playback,” Mari adds. “AutoGraphed files play when and wherever consumers want them to, with no prior registration, key exchange, special player or online connection needed.”
Xvid’s AutoGraph video protection is highly scalable and applicable to all video related business models affected by online piracy.