Amazon Elastic Transcoder vs AWS Elemental MediaConvert: What are the differences?
Developers describe Amazon Elastic Transcoder as "Media transcoding in the cloud using Amazon EC2". Convert or transcode media files from their source format into versions that will playback on devices like smartphones, tablets and PCs. Create a transcoding “job” specifying the location of your source media file and how you want it transcoded. Amazon Elastic Transcoder also provides transcoding presets for popular output formats. All these features are available via service API, AWS SDKs and the AWS Management Console. On the other hand, AWS Elemental MediaConvert is detailed as "Process video files and clips to prepare on-demand content for distribution or archiving". AWS Elemental MediaConvert is a file-based video transcoding service with broadcast-grade features. It allows you to easily create video-on-demand (VOD) content for broadcast and multiscreen delivery at scale.
Amazon Elastic Transcoder and AWS Elemental MediaConvert can be primarily classified as "Media Transcoding" tools.
Some of the features offered by Amazon Elastic Transcoder are:
- Amazon Elastic Transcoder runs your transcoding jobs using the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). Built to work with content you store in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)
- Automatically receive status of your transcoding jobs via Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS)
- Query the status of transcoding jobs.
On the other hand, AWS Elemental MediaConvert provides the following key features:
- Broadcast-grade capabilities
- Comprehensive input and output support
- Automated resource provisioning