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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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Another reason to use a transcoding appliance is the sheer amount of processing power, which is critical for doing faster-than-real-time transcodes of VOD assets.
The transcoding sever reads the original media data from the media server, proceeds to transcode the data depending on user requested resolution, bit-rate, and frame rate.
Transcode four simultaneous HD broadcasted channels to enable consumption on portable devices using DLNA and HLS protocols Increase storage capacity on a hard-disk drive by up to 15x Process Broadcast, Over-The-Top, User-Generated, and DVR content for live viewing and storage Convert media content at 4x realtime for HD and 16x realtime for SD for sync-and-go applications USB transcoder adapters that support up to 4 HD to HD channels in wall-powered or bus-powered configurations
Push as many streams as you want to Wowza Streaming Engine, and transcode them all for no extra cost.
On the other hand, those live transcoding solutions using IP inputs often have enough horsepower to handle multiple transcodes of multiple signals.
Transcode Multiscreen and Lightspeed Server work together to provide GPU acceleration of video processing and H.
Episode Engine integrated so seamlessly and reliably into the Opsis Media cloud service platform that it was used to transcode all video submissions for the Festival International de l'Image Institutionnelle et Corporate in Le Creusot, France in June 2011.
To work properly, though, all original content added to a single watch folder had to share similar traits: a supported codec from which to transcode the output, a similar pixel size, a similar frame rate, and either interlaced or progressive content (but not both).