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Transcoder for Nimble Streamer

Decode / transform / encode live video and audio streams seamlessly

Input spec

  • H.264, HEVC (H.265), MPEG2, MPEG4, VP8 and VP9 video
  • AAC, MP3, MP2, Speex, PCM G.711 (a-law, μ-law) audio
The protocols

Excellent performance

Output spec

  • H.264, HEVC (H.265), VP8 and VP9 video
  • AAC and MP3 audio
  • input codecs pass-through
The protocols

Read Live Transcoder review by Jan Ozer which gives general overview of the product.

FFmpeg™ filters

  • Apply filters without streams interruption
  • 4 different strategies for adding key frames alignment
  • Resize or crop to create multiple resolutions
  • Graphic overlays, picture-in-picture video
  • De-interlacing
  • Make filtering chains without additional decoding
  • Add any custom or third-party filter
  • Audio transrating, e.g. 256Kbps to 192Kbps
  • Audio re-sampling, e.g. 44KHz to 22KHz
  • Mix several audio sources

There are several advantages over FFmpeg which makes Transcoder more efficient in some cases.

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Web UI: knitting the transcoding scenarios

  • Create any chain of transcoding for both video and audio.
  • Set up filters in a couple of clicks.
  • Drag-n-drop elements of transcoding scenario.
  • Use any browser to setup and control.
  • Apply changes without interruption of live streaming.
  • Apply settings to multiple servers in a few clicks.

Some usage examples

Install Transcoder now

Watch transcoder UI in action
This playlist of screencasts gives basic overview

01-overlays-250w 05-abr-250w 02-voiceover-250w
04-apply-multiple-250w 03-overlay-250w 06-scaling-250w


See also: Live streaming | Codecs | Video-on-demand | Building infrastructure | Mobile streaming solutions