• VOD asset manager
  • Automatically find new assets
  • Interpret XML data
  • Video transcoding manger
  • Video storage manager
  • Populate app VOD guide info

Statistics as of March 1, 2022


Files Transcoded


Hours of Live Transcoding


Ave Simultaneous Outputs


Court video depositions

Manage VOD Assets from Catcher to Customer

VOD Asset Manager

Manages every aspect of the VOD asset - XML meta data, trailers, licensing windows, full-length videos

Transcoding Manager

Automatically sends incoming video assets/trailers to an open transcoder for processing

Find New Assets

Automatically scans predefined Watch Folders in near real-time looking for new and/or updated VOD assets to process

Storage Manager

Moves completed transcodes to permanent anyVID-STOR storage

Interpret XML data

Automatically parses incoming XML metadata and correctly associates it with the proper VOD asset

App VOD Guide

Updates the VOD guide information for all associated apps

The Bigger Picture

The anyVID-VM is part of a bigger story, which includes an entire in-house designed solution for delivering any video to any location.  Applications include secure delivery of Cable TV via the Internet (or private networks),  IPTV, hospitality, government, courts, police & fire, broadcaster streaming portals, etc.

Command and Control


Billing System Management

  • Import of current billing system info
  • Full billing system API available
  • Ad campaign server for in-app ads

anyVID-XC Management

  • Management of DRM, encrypt keys
  • Manages GoBack playlists at XC
  • Uploads all alarms from XC

anyVID-STOR Management

  • Manages DVR events at the STOR
  • Uploads all alarms from the STOR
  • Imports STOR VOD guide data

App & Set Top Management

  • Control of all apps, set tops, & TVs
  • Channel lineups w/ ad zone support
  • Manages Guide data & distribution

Source Acquisition


  • Live multicast IP Streams
  • MPTS & SPTS input support
  • Live HLS & DASH Streaming
  • Legacy support of RTMP streams


  • Legacy support of MPEG-1 files
  • Support for codecs like AVI, WMV
  • Support for all MP4 & TS files
  • Able to ingest HLS/DASH playlists

Source Processing

  • Live HLS/DASH (ABR) transcoding
  • Multicast transcoding - in/output
  • File-based transcoding
  • Packet & Video encryption, DRM
  • Packet inspection/authentication
  • Short term GoBack storage
  • On-the-fly Transcoding []
  • N:1 redundancy across XC's
  • DVR, VOD, & Archival Storage
  • Packet inspection/authentication
  • Built-in anyRelay CDN Endpoint
  • High availability Storage/Powering

Source Distribution


  • Secure internet distribution
  • Local intranet distribution
  • Local multicast network


  • Add to anyVID-STOR [DVR/VOD]
  • Automatic watch folder delivery
  • Custom send to remote location
  • Download via anyVID apps
  • Archival storage - anyVID's Cloud

Source Delivery



  • Cordless Cable or Custom App
  • Customizable - logos, colors, etc
  • Runs on customer's equipment
  • Built-in Live TV, DVR, & VOD
  • Available in existing App Stores
  • FireTV, iOS, Android, Android TV
  • Many Smart TVs, Set Tops, etc


  • Choose a launcher or design one
  • Customizable w/ logos, colors, etc.
  • Instant SW updates, just like apps
  • East to set up & manage
  • Built-in Live TV, DVR, & VOD
  • Includes dedicated App Store

Summary of Features & Functions

  • Automatically scans predefined Watch Folders in near real-time looking for new and/or updated VOD assets to process
  • Notifies the Catcher of successful retrieval via API (when required)
  • Determines which anyVID-XC units are open and assigns each new asset to one
  • Sends VOD trailers/assets to open anyVID-XC units to transcode, then monitors the progress until completion (resubmitting on failures)
  • Moves completed transcodes to permanent anyVID-STOR storage, and notifies the anyVID-AC of the completion
  • Interprets XML metadata (even invalid and/or poorly made XML data not fully adhering to the Cable Labs Metadata spec)
  • Populates title info, season/episode info, ratings info, descriptions, genres, costs, etc. from XML metadata to the anyVID-AC
  • Sends all alarms/alerts to the anyVID-AC
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