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Amazon Elastic Transcoder

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Amazon Elastic Transcoder is a cloud-based media transcoding that is highly scalable, easy to use and a cost effective way for developers and businesses to convert (or transcode) media files from source format into versions that will playback on devices like smartphones, tablets and PCs.

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Amazon Elastic Transcoder review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Affordable, flexible transcoding with a solid API"

What do you like best?

Amazon's transcoder is one of their simplest-to-use products but it packs a solid technical punch. It does require some knowledge to configure just right, but there are some sensible defaults as well, so you don't need to dive too deeply into the details if you don't want to. And the integration with S3 makes it super easy to get assets in and out of the transcoder.

What do you dislike?

The UI can be a little confusing to use at times; if you don't use a default all the way through, sometimes it can take a few test-runs to get your settings dialed in right.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our business involves transcoding video for display using HLS, and the transcoder supports both current versions of HLS, plus helpful features like watermarking.

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Amazon Elastic Transcoder review by Dan D.
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"Video encoding fully integrated into your AWS workflow"

What do you like best?

I like that Elastic Transcoder is fully integrated into our AWS workflow. And it's FAST. The same AWS credentials I use for S3 work for Elastic Transcoder, so there is less configuration you have to keep track of. Also, it supports all the essential codecs including MP4, WMV, and WEBM.

What do you dislike?

I don't like that Elastic Transcoder doesn't support adaptive bit rate (ABR) encoding. Apple requires HLS when we serve clips from our iOS app. We use AWS MediaEncode also to build our ABR profiles. The problem is we need both services to get everything we need..

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using Amazon Elastic Transcoder to encode our clips into a variety of resolutions and bitrates. The primary benefits we have realized are speed and quality of encodes.

What Other Video solution do you use?

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Amazon Elastic Transcoder review by Paul S.
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"Great for transcoding via cloud vs desktop"

What do you like best?

Easy to use in terms of transcoding in various formats and sending it out to team collaborators

What do you dislike?

Price could be better. It’s pretty expensive for me but gets the job done

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Transcoding via desktop is time consuming and uses up a lot of system power. Also you have to transcode more than once for collaborators who use different devices. Amazon Elastic Transcoder takes care of all of this in the cloud, thus not having to rey in your own system resources. It’s also quick and easy to make different versions for different devices

Amazon Elastic Transcoder review by Jordan M.
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"Works well with other AWS suites"

What do you like best?

It is about as easy as it comes in terms of finding the best way to get files from the media library and onto the cloud.

What do you dislike?

The only thing I can think of that I dislike is the cost involved.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Migrating quality media files and having them transcoded. Having everything in one place with AWS is convenient.

Amazon Elastic Transcoder review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Transcoding videos from any format"

What do you like best?

By setting up Elastic Cache I saved a client thousands of dollars per month as they were running a cluster of EC2 instances before. Now they pay on demand when new videos are uploaded to a bucket and we do not have to manage any underlying infrastructure.

What do you dislike?

Nothing. It is a great service wether you use it for live streaming or transcoding videos and storing them back in a bucket.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Transcoding videos of different format into a standard

Amazon Elastic Transcoder review by Consultant in Financial Services
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"Streaming on demand "

What do you like best?

The best part of this is integration with other services with in Amazon not much efforts to start consuming the service and its fast, have verity of formats support and secure, I love the way it works

What do you dislike?

Bit complex to use for new comers so need extensive training to use it. few formats are yet to be added in upcoming releases.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Internal presentations and advertisement on dealer portal

Amazon Elastic Transcoder review by User in Computer Software
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"easy to use, helpful with the system presets"

What do you like best?

the ease of use and that for the parts you don't know, they have all the documentation readily available

What do you dislike?

the flow of functions with the UI, can be quite deterring at times

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

video content delivery over dash

Amazon Elastic Transcoder review by User
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"Amazon Elastic Transcoder"

What do you like best?

It is very easy to use and learn. Easy for my business to convert to my business laptop and phones. Playback is also very clear and quality is impeccable

What do you dislike?

It does take a little longer for certain audio file conversions.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mainly for presentations and meetings with upper management to show visualization on an easy secure format

Amazon Elastic Transcoder review by User in Education Management
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"Easy and worth it "

What do you like best?

It is very scalable, simple to use and a cost effective!

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the transcoding if media files can be faulty but other than that I have no complaints.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easily transcoding and uploading files to other media devices without hassle!

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