FlickRocket enables filmmakers to launch download sales solution for DVDs


MUMBAI: Independent moviemakers can, for the first time be able to set up their own download sales solution for fully featured DVDs with download-to-own, burn or rental options by using the FlickRocket platform.

FlickRocket is based on fluxDVD technology, which was previously only licensed to Hollywood Studios and large international corporations. The fluxDVD technology enables the compressed DVD transfer with all features of the original DVD such as menus, bonus materials, multiple audio tracks, subtitles and video angles.

With FlickRocket, moviemakers no longer have to deal with the complex tasks of encoding video into different formats, file-hosting or setting up their own web shop and payment systems. The FlickRocket tools handle the content preparation, tagging and upload to the FlickRocket Content Delivery Network and the creation of an individual web shop.

The customizable web shop can be embedded in the moviemakers’ web site by simple copy-and-paste. It handles the complete payment process and supports multiple languages and different currencies. Movie distribution is possible with and without Digital Rights management and supports rental, download-to-own and download-to-burn to regular DVDs. The burned discs may optionally be copy-protected and play on every DVD player. The system also offers the possibility of shipping DVDs by mail to customers without high-speed Internet access.

"FlickRocket is the perfect solution for moviemakers that want to enjoy the benefits and higher profits of direct sales to end-users. No special technical skills are required and the moviemaker can concentrate on what he does best — making great movies," says ACE vice president marketing Michael Schmidt.

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