Intel, Vudu Partner for UltraViolet Distribution2 Jan, 2014 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Intel Corp. has begun working with Walmart’s Vudu.com movie streaming service to help facilitate better access to UltraViolet-compatible content via the chip maker’s software embedded on Windows, Android, and iOS platforms.
Specifically, Intel is supporting Vudu with software APIs (“application programming interface”) and cloud services to handle the UltraViolet common-file format processing, which is designed to simplify UV delivery across multiple platforms, according to a spokesperson.
A software API specifies how software components should interact with each other. In addition to accessing databases or computer hardware, such as disk drives or video cards, an API can be used to ease the work of programming graphical user interface components.
UltraViolet is the industry-backed cloud-based digital content storage platform aimed at spurring physical and digital sellthrough of studio movies at a time when subscription streaming, on-demand programming and low-cost rental kiosks infiltrate the home entertainment market.
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