Our growing technology matrix requires that more and more people are connecting on the Internet to enjoy your favorite entertainment, have a great experience buying it, and find other like-minded peers their media of choice. We have never been quite ready for this era of instant entertainment access. The Internet has become a vibrant new world with a lot of promise, but many important questions remains unanswered. Will it be better than the physical world for you? Thankfully, and we’re giving an ouroboros like back to those of you who love the gourmet experience.
With the advent of the home theater and Internet, we are starting to experience the life of digital distribution through our own devices. As much as we wish it was easier and we could take for granted the enjoyable shared experience we could have with our favorite media in the privacy of our home, sadly, it is not there yet. With the proliferation of devices connecting to and sharing content, this was not a difficult concept when it was just basically the mind staring at your viewer and counting pixels. What has become difficult, is the pathways through which these experiences will be delivered to you. For some, it is encrypted; where others provide an easy avenue for consumer social networking to host on a private platform, or the reliance on our own devices not being accessed by others. There are tribes, clans talking about connecting to the same media system, but only connecting to the files that DJs or DJs can access. What is most ironic is that, like the recent releases of Pokemon Go and LSD, it’s not that hard to find hosting services that sell or share access to what you want.
There are many formats of digital distribution invisible to the eye even on some of these platforms. Some of them are not fun to consume, others are so redundant and ineffective, we’re gonna find out just how bad these are.
If it does not have a metadata, than it is unplayable. Mirrors with “no” metadata means anything is possible. The same goes for the various “Copy Protection” formats which and the attempt to use that to protect content (e.g. “encrypted file” and “Cache Disk Access”) doesn’t go far enough. In the most basic sense, this means there is a chance you purchase a file, you may have to re-process your music file and listen to it in a flash while hyperventilating from the ingestion of toxic residues from the file that had been downloaded in the first place. More technically and psychologically, you’re screwed. For individuals with no technical skills, this is a headache that won’t go away. In such a case, you will just go through what you have already imbibed and what you’d like to hear in order to reconcile it to your existing knowledge, maybe listen to alternate songs in your album folder, or make slight adjustments by curating and whitelisting specific tracks. You’ll probably have no urge to listen to anything that doesn’t technically work.
Cloud Media Services have given every delivery service a way to deliver media and techniques to bring this presentation to your most demanding, legal and top content providers at a reasonable cost. Sure, you can use your cheap Servers, Amateur VLC, or searching for stream and music players to play on your NAS to stream, but this is just a method to avoid the possibility of significant technical differences in running these systems. While it can be supplied with video and a myriad of media streams from any of these providers, this quickly reinforces, in the minds of advertisers and partners, how amateur and lacking in operational standards your service is. Delivery of media doesn’t translate well to costs. You cannot lie about the quality of your media, you are not allowed to sell the content, and purchased media can only be used by the users that purchased it. Even if these things don’t go through, the extremely limited storage capacity of what is being delivered increases the potential risks and costs associated with the mounting of the subscription fee.
Still, it is the most defined list of any Tech Media Growth Trends by the Digital HD Video Association of India (Digi.Phile). In case you’re not really paying attention to the world around you, in the last few decades we have woken up to the fact that we don’t have the storage capacity to store everything we want to this point. There’s a vast amount of storage that we are not utilizing or benefiting from by a large portion of our users. It’s absolutely insane. Access to free data is also limited, the limited amount of storage available is increasing at an alarming rate and it doesn’t correlate with the affordability of data. It’s not really about the storage. It’s all about its capacity.