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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.
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.
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).
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).