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Early system on Ferut computer. Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959).


(1) To convert from one format to another. It implies conversion between very distinct kinds of data, such as from speech into text or from analog video into digital frames. Sometimes the term is used as nothing more than a fancier synonym for "convert." See transpiler.

(2) To convert from one compressed audio or video format to another; for example, from MP3 to Ogg Vorbis. Converting lossy formats, such as MP3, to another lossy format may degrade quality considerably. See FLAC, MP3 and Ogg Vorbis.

(3) To convert from one video color format to another; for example, from composite video to component video. Modern A/V receivers transcode video in order to accommodate a mix of analog and video sources.
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In addition, either the transcoder or media server can perform packaging or segmentation steps, whereby the video files are broken down into very small files that can be delivered by a standard HTTP server--which scales much better than a traditional streaming protocol such as RTP or RTMP, which require a persistent session between the media server and the end-user's player.
264/MPEG-2 transcoder with industry-leading low power consumption was realized.
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RipCode Inc, a developer of transactional transcoding solutions, said today that its latest product, TransAct Transcoder V6, is capable of interception Adobe Flash based file of live video requests and converting them to a container, video codec and audio codec that can be accepted by the new Apple Inc (Nasdaq: AAPL) iPad tablet.
Managing scale and agility requirements in a cost-efficient manner is an added dimension of complexity that is driving upgrades and investments in the global media and entertainment video transcoder market.
264/MPEG-4 AVC|SVC|MVC solutions provider Allegro DVT announced on Tuesday the introduction of AL2400, its High Density transcoder.
Kontron, a global leader in telecom, network and cloud infrastructure platform solutions, and Vantrix, a global provider of media delivery solutions to service and content providers today announced the release of two new high performance transcoding products Vantrix s multiscreen live transcoder and VoD (Video-on-Demand) transcoder.
ATEME's KFE is a software transcoder which supports multi-codec and multi-format video processing for delivery over TV, mobile and Internet based services using MPEG-2 and H.