BenefitsComparing L3 with other solutions

Software Comparisons

Capabilities L3 Microsoft DRM Adobe Flash Server
Out-of-the-box
Out-of-the-box costs video0 (Zero) Video> $2,000 Video> $5,000
Download and Play videoYes videoYes VideoNo
Files are encrypted videoYes videoYes videoYes
Constantly changing copy-protection videoYes VideoNo VideoNo
Monetization options videoSeveral, out-of-the-box VideoNo, needs to be customized VideoNo, needs to be customized
"Free-with-ads" videoYes VideoNo VideoNo
Micro-targeted advertising videoYes VideoNo VideoNo
Customer needs a server videoNo VideoYes VideoYes
Variable pricing by geography videoYes VideoNo VideoNo
Subtitles by third-party videoYes VideoNo VideoNo
Ratings allowing autoskipping videoYes VideoNo VideoNo
Embeded URLs show browser page videoYes VideoNo VideoNo
Multi-format support videoYes VideoNo VideoNo
Allows subscriptions videoYes VideoNo VideoNo
Needs Customization videoNo VideoYes VideoYes
Multi-Platform videoYes VideoNo VideoNo
Custom Solution
Cost of Customization video0 (Zero) Video> $2,000 Video> $5,000
"Free-with-ads" videoYes VideoNo VideoNo
Transaction fee if custom videoYes VideoNo VideoNo
As a service
Offered as a service videoYes videoYes videoYes
Transaction fee as a service videoYes videoYes videoYes
"Free-with-ads" videoYes VideoNo VideoNo
Upfront Costs as a service video0 (Zero) VideoMinimum $50, Usually $x,000 VideoUnknown

Comparison with CDNs

  L3 CDN (e.g. Akamai)
Out-of-thebox costs video0 (Zero) Video> $10,000
Streaming videoSupported VideoSupported
Download and Play videoSupported VideoNot Supported
Bandwidth Costs video0 (Zero) VideoMinimum $0.10 per GB in large volumes
DRM videoBuilt-in VideoThird Party (MS/Adobe/Others)
"Free-with-ads" videoYes VideoNo
Micro-targeted advertising videoYes VideoNo
Variable pricing by geography videoYes VideoNo
Subtitles by third-party videoYes VideoNo
Ratings allowing autoskipping videoYes VideoNo
Embeded URLs show browser page videoYes VideoNo
Multi-format support videoYes VideoNo
Allows subscriptions videoYes VideoNo
Needs Customization videoNo VideoYes