The Netflix IMF Workflow

Following our introductory article, this (the second in our IMF series) post describes the Netflix IMF ingest implementation and how it fits within the scope of our content processing pipeline. While conventional essence containers (e.g., QuickTime) commonly include essence data in the container file, the IMF CPL is designed to contain essence by reference. As we will see soon, this has interesting architectural implications.

 By Rohit Puri, Andy Schuler and Sreeram Chakrovorthy

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