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bitcodin.com Launches the World’s Fastest Cloud-Transcoding Service, moving beyond the limits of real-time transcoding

bitcodin.com is the future of transcoding, providing a high performance cloud-service to transcode multimedia content orders of magnitudes faster than real-time, even for highest 4K qualities and beyond.
Klagenfurt, Austria(3/19/2015) -

[What is announced?]

bitcodin.com is a high-performance adaptive bitrate transcoding and streaming platform for cutting edge media formats such as MPEG-DASH and HLS, which are natively supported in HTML5 platforms. Thus, bitcodin.com is enabling highest video quality on the web, mobile and home entertainment devices, up to HD, 4K and beyond, while keeping the distribution costs low due the usage of efficient HTTP infrastructure.

[What is unique?]

The bitcodin platform is designed and built from the ground up to scale massively on standard public and private cloud infrastructure, while enabling orders of magnitudes faster transcoding than real time (e.g., a 2-hour HD video in minutes). The fast transcoding enables even the largest on-demand video providers to distribute uploaded media virtually instantly during the upload and transcoding process with no delay. Leveraging the flexibility of the new MPEG-DASH standard – which is fully integrated into bitcodin – content providers can use cutting-edge technologies such as the native DASH adaptive streaming support in HTML5, as well as the native DRM support using MPEG-CENC based upon that. This enables distribution and playback across web and mobile platforms, while being more light-weight and battery efficient than heavy plugins like Silverlight or Flash. bitcodin.com furthermore encourages separation of video, audio and subtitle streams, which helps bitcodin customers to save up to 75 % on their storage costs while increasing distribution efficiency and reducing CDN costs.

[For whom this is relevant and why?]

bitcodin provides premium content publishers, VOD providers and broadcasters with a highly scalable, flexible, and cost effective cloud-based encoding platform to deliver high quality On-Demand as well as live streams to any device. Content providers can offload their Live or On-Demand transcoding needs to the cloud, adding performance and capacity when they need it, without the fixed costs of buying dedicated hardware. In addition the ability of the bitcodin platform to encode the video and audio tracks in a media files separately helps content distributors realizing important savings in terms of storage and communication costs, while increasing customer’s quality of experience.

[Product details and differentiation]

Beyond its scalability, performance and efficiency capabilities, bitcodin.com is a rich platform that offers a multiple features:

  • Continuous and instant online previewing of content during the encoding process
  • Virtually zero delay between the start of the ingest and streaming, allowing for near simultaneous streaming of live events.
  • Fully support of MPEG-DASH compatible to HTML5-based DASH players, as well as HLS for iOS devices
  • Separate egress of audio, video and subtitles for full flexibility and up to 75 % of storage cost reduction in typical scenarios, while increasing caching and distribution efficiency, which again reduces distribution costs.
  • Flexibility in terms of input as well as output format, protocol, storage, CDN
  • RESTful API for integration into proprietary workflows as well as large sets of assets
  • Support for on-demand and 24x7 as well as event-based live encoding and streaming
  • Supported format and devices: www.bitcodin.com/supported-formats/

 

[Customers and Partners and quotes]

Flimmit is an Austrian VOD provider in the German-speaking market which corporately affiliated with the Austrian National Broadcaster ORF through its subsidiaries ORF Enterprise and ORScomm. Flimmit allows end customers to rent or purchase videos on demand on various platforms including Smartphones/Tablets, Web, and SmartTVs.

”Flimmit itself is a 100% cloud-based operated VOD service so when we were looking into the requirements for supporting MPEG DASH and a larger numbers of devices, it was natural to start with looking at cloud-based encoding services”, says Walter Huber from Flimmit. “We were impressed with the performance and flexibility of the bitcodin platform, and bitmovin’s focus and innovation in the adaptive streaming area”

Following a successful live-streaming deployment around its 2-day continues fundraising event, KRONEHIT, Austria’s only nationwide private radio broadcaster, uses the bitcodin cloud-based encoding platform in combination with bitmovin’s MPEG-DASH players to realize 24x7x365 live streaming in highest quality.

“Live video streaming in highest quality studio complements our web presence and existing offerings. It helps KRONEHIT reach a larger audience and a higher interactive listener involvement across different platforms”, says KRONEHIT.

[Complementary products]

In addition to the bitcodin platform, bitmovin developed the leading cross-device MPEG-DASH player for HTML5 and Flash. Based on its highly-optimized codebase, bitdash delivers the most efficient and robust MPEG-DASH playback experience – especially in challenging mobile network conditions – and with a broad range of DRM options natively integrated in HTML5, such as PlayReady (IE) or the new Widevine Modular (Chrome). Free and commercial versions of the bitdash players are available at www.dash-player.com. A demo of the player’s DRM features can be found at: www.dash-player.com/demo/drm-and-protection/

[Try it now for free!]

bitcodin.com’s pricing is based on the encoded volume and tailored offered are available for customer generating larger amounts of transcoding/month and/or 24x7 live stream requirements.

Visit www.bitcodin.com the fastest way of video transcoding and experience the fastest way of video transcoding with $ 25 transcoding credit for free.

 

For more information please contact

Gerald Zankl
Public Relations, bitmovin
press@bitmovin.net
+43 664 88697790

Press Images: http://www.bitmovin.net/press/                                         

 

About bitmovin

bitmovin – which is ranked by Streamingmedia.com in 2014 as the youngest company within the Top 100 companies that matter most in online media - is specialized in adaptive streaming solutions based on MPEG-DASH and Apple HLS, which can be used to offer live as well as on demand content in highest quality (HD, UHD/4K) without stalls and startup delays. bitmovin offers its cloud-based transcoding and streaming platform www.bitcodin.com to generate the content for adaptive streaming via the Internet as well as its bitdash MPEG-DASH players at www.dash-player.com to consume this content in the best quality up to 100 % higher media throughput as other solutions. Using bitmovin’ products it’s possible to have one technology and solution for multiple platforms (Web, TV, Smartphone, etc.) and to use cost-effective HTTP delivery infrastructure, which both helps to reduce costs. bitmovin also actively participates in standardization bodies, including ISO/IEC MPEG, DASH Industry Forum, IETF and IEEE.

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Editorial Contact:
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004366488697790
gerald.zankl@bitmovin.net