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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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It also collects transcoded video and image data sets converted to target format files through a transcoding processing step based on MapReduce in MbTD, and stores them on the local file system.
These streams can now be transcoded with CodecCaster before RelayCaster servers handle the Internet wide distribution of content.