What does Videorooter do?
Videorooter aims to map and support the video commons. It does this by making an index as many videos as possible that are in the video commons and publishing this index. In the index, there is provenance information of these videos.
We develop algorithms for video fingerprinting (uniquely identifying these videos). We intend to distinguish one video from another in a similar way a person would. Videorooter checks videos on certain features and then assigns them a unique code: a hash. This hash is unique per video, but one and the same video always get assigned the same hash. Read more about this in our blog.
These hashes are stored together with other information about the video in a whitelist. As such Videorooter can tell information about the author of the video, where it’s from, and what permissions you have to use it.