Motama GmbH

CodecCaster

Application areas
  • Real-time transcoding of IPTV streams up to HD resolution
  • Bandwidth reduction for Internet or wireless transmission
  • Stream adaptation for set-top boxes, tablets, mobile phones
  • Multi-bitrate and multi-screen transcoding and transrating for adaptive streaming
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CodecCaster is a turn-key solution for real-time transcoding of IPTV streams up to full HD resolution. It offers high-performance and high-quality IP-based format conversion, and fully supports transcoding to multiple bitrates for adaptive streaming. Video transcoding from MPEG-2 Video to AVC/H.264 for MPEG Transport Streams is provided, as well as transcoding from AVC/H.264 to MPEG-2 Video, or any other combination. The world-class encoder of CodecCaster allows for greatly reducing bandwidth requirements of streams while keeping the original quality of experience, which makes CodecCaster the perfect solution for Internet transmission or when streaming in wireless networks.

Additional options for stream adaptation, such as deinterlacing, video scaling, frame rate conversion, and audio sample rate and format conversion allow for serving set-top boxes, tablets, mobile phones, and others.

CodecCaster is available as a 19-inch rack-mountable server appliance, or as a software-only version for easy installation on existing servers hosted in data centers.

The number of streams to be transcoded in parallel is not artificially limited, as shown by following examples (please refer to data sheets for full specification).

CodecCaster 1000 HD 8000 HD
Transcoding MPEG-2 SD to H.264 SD Up to 10 streams Up to 80 streams
Transcoding H.264 HD to MPEG-2 SD Up to 4 streams Up to 32 streams
Transrating H.264 HD to H.264 HD Up to 2 streams Up to 16 streams
Multi-bitrate Multi-screen MPEG-2 SD to H.264 with 3 profiles Up to 5x 3 = 15 streams Up to 40x 3 = 120 streams
Or arbitrary other combinations of input streams and output profiles

For CodecCaster Software, the number of streams to be transcoded in parallel is not artificially limited and only depends on your underlying hardware platform.

Being compatible with existing gateways, conditional access systems, streaming servers, and set-top boxes, CodecCaster can be seamlessly integrated into your existing infrastructure.

Appliances
CodecCaster 1000 HD
CodecCaster 8000 HD
Software
CodecCaster Software
White Papers
Scalable Infrastructures supporting IPTV in Hospitality, Health Care, and Corporate Networks
Content Delivery Networks (CDN) for Live TV Streaming
Customized IPTV setups with TVCaster server appliances
Links
Server SDK
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