Amazon Elastic Transcoder vs AWS Elemental MediaConvert

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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
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What is Amazon Elastic Transcoder?

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.

What is AWS Elemental MediaConvert?

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.

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    What are some alternatives to Amazon Elastic Transcoder and AWS Elemental MediaConvert?
    Zencoder
    Zencoder downloads the video and converts it to as many formats as you need. Every output is encoded concurrently, with virtually no waiting—whether you do one or one hundred. Zencoder then uploads the resulting videos to a server, CDN, an S3 bucket, or wherever you dictate in your API call.
    Cloudflare Stream
    Cloudflare Stream makes integrating high-quality streaming video into a web or mobile application easy. Using a single, integrated workflow through a robust API or drag and drop UI, application owners can focus on creating the best video experience.
    Kurento
    It is a WebRTC media server and a set of client APIs making simple the development of advanced video applications for WWW and smartphone platforms. Media Server features include group communications, transcoding and more.
    GStreamer
    It is a library for constructing graphs of media-handling components. The applications it supports range from simple Ogg/Vorbis playback, audio/video streaming to complex audio (mixing) and video (non-linear editing) processing.
    AWS Elemental MediaLive
    AWS Elemental MediaLive is a broadcast-grade live video processing service. It lets you create high-quality video streams for delivery to broadcast televisions and internet-connected multiscreen devices, like connected TVs, tablets, smart phones, and set-top boxes.
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