[vlc-devel] Re: What does transcoding module do?

Benjamin PRACHT bigben at via.ecp.fr
Tue Aug 5 16:06:44 CEST 2003

Well, when  not using any transcoding  module, input and output  use the
same codec. That means that, for  instance, your input is a MPEG2 stream
with a bitrate of  5 Mbit/s, you output will be the  same. The stream is
only remultiplexed so that it can be transmitted over a network.

When using  a transcoding  module, input and  output can  have different
codecs and/or  bitrates. That means  that your input  can be the  same 5
Mbit/s MPEG2 stream, but your output a 1 Mbit/s MPEG4 stream.

Transcoding, however, requires a lot of CPU power...

$(echo "BigBen")

Oui je quote, et alors ?
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