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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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Due to limitations around licensing, most tools like HandBrake or ffmpeg require a number of additional modules to be downloaded and installed in order to transcode to still-popular legacy formats like MPEG-2 or VC1.
Method convertVideo in VideoConverter transcodes the input video data as a byte stream form according to the file size and format of the video as set by the users and administrators.
One example of this would be a live transcoding box that receives in M2TS, demuxes the content, transcodes the content into H.
Operators using hybrid network architectures can transport MPEG-4 content over satellite or IP and transcode at the edge, reducing the number of decode/re-encode steps and preserving higher video quality.
On the flip side, if time is of the essence in terms of multiple codecs, then it may behoove you to consider several transcoders, each one accessing a single mezzanine file so that all transcodes can be performed in parallel.
At some point, companies like MySpace have to look at the amount of resources that are being consumed in order to transcode higher and higher volumes of video content - server hardware, storage capacity, energy usage, data center space and the IT resources required to manage it all," said Brendon Mills, CEO of RipCode.
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.
IDC goes on to report that the volume of transcode transactions is expected to explode in the coming years as consumption continues to increase.
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).
By watching several network locations, Carbon Server automatically detects any new files captured by an NLE, submitted via FTP, or copied from any received media and transcodes them into one standardized format that is then transmitted to The FeedRoom's content management system (CMS).
Adamind's real-time media content adaptation technology seamlessly transcodes AMR and 3GPP file formats generated by a mobile handset to PC-friendly WAV, MP3 and AVI files, enabling Memova Mobile users to easily send and receive multimedia emails using standard mobile phones.
LightSurf IV senses what kind of viewing device the recipient is using and intelligently transcodes the images and other multimedia files in real-time for optimal delivery and perfect pictures every time.