Netflix is deploying GPAC open source software from Motion Spell in its worldwide content operations following an 18 month transition process.
The GPAC Project on Advanced Content is an open source software that provides a modular multimedia framework for packaging, streaming, inspecting and playing content. It provides a wide range of tools for processing media content and has a strong focus on standards.
Motion Spell, a media technology software and consulting company, worked with Netflix’s research and development team on the deployment. The streamer requires a robust packaging tool that is flexible and adaptable to new technology.
Motion Spell is the exclusive commercial licensor of the GPAC open source software, which is best-known for its MP4/ISOBMFF capabilities and is popular among broadcasters and standardisation bodies.
Romain Bouqueau, CEO of Motion Spell, said, “Netflix is a company with an exceptional team, clear goals and an innovative R&D programme. Combining our expertise made the transition process to GPAC very efficient. We’re delighted that Netflix has gained in flexibility, while GPAC has gained a customer who respects the value of open source software.”
Anne Aaron, director of encoding technologies at Netflix, added, “As part of our strategy to build a flexible and efficient packaging platform, we needed a strong partner with deep expertise of the best encoding and packaging tools. Working with Motion Spell helped make the entire process of integration incredibly easy.”