Software-based Video Compression
A part of the Appear Software Portfolio
High Quality Video on Every Screen
With high performance H.264 and H.265 encoders as our core component, services can be transcoded into multiple profiles up to UHD with HDR. Encoding quality levels can be chosen to achieve desired quality vs. speed, making it possible to target a large number of different requirements. Running on COTS servers and supporting IPTV, OTT and VOD applications, all screens become picture perfect.
Live transcoded services can be streamed out as key-frame aligned transport streams straight into Appear ABR or any existing packager and origin server. Alternatively, HLS segments and playlists can be generated directly, ready to be fed into existing CDN infrastructure. For VOD the easily configurable architecture and RESTful API allows for integration into any workflow.
Key features include
High Quality H.264/AVC and H.265/HEVC transcoding
Automatic resource allocation with centralized management
Flexible redundancy schemes
MPEG TS, HLS and SRT output
Pure CPU solution running on COTS
Different CPUs and server configurations supported in same cluster
GOP alignment between servers for optimal hardware usage
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