RipCode Announces General Availability of On-Demand Video Transcoding Appliance

"RipCode today announced the general availability of its RipCode V4 video transcoding appliance, an innovative, on demand transcoding solution that revolutionizes the way Internet and mobile video is prepared and delivered to consumers.

RipCode’s patent-pending transcoding appliance rapidly processes multiple video files simultaneously for viewing across a variety of media including PCs, mobile phones and iPods. This consolidated, high concurrency processing eliminates the need for broadcasters, syndicators or user generated video sites to pre-transcode and store multiple file formats of their entire video library.

The leading lifestyle portal MySpaceTV is among RipCode’s first customers to complete a successful trial of the RipCode V4 transcoding appliance. This sets MySpaceTV apart as the largest video Web site to address the growing volume of video transcodes using an appliance-based solution.

Until now, video transcoding happened using software solutions that run on servers. These servers, however, are expensive, slow and utilize a disproportionate amount of power and space to keep up with the volume of videos uploaded daily. RipCode is the first company to address video transcoding as a true network appliance, a far more efficient solution for content providers. On average, one RipCode unit replaces 10-20 general purpose servers, saving both space and energy usage. Using best-in-class digital-signal processor (DSP) technology, the RipCode V4 simultaneously supports stream-to-stream, file-to-file, and on demand transcoding in a single appliance for optimal flexibility in addressing a wide range of video application needs."

Source: StreamingMedia