To ensure the fastest cloud media processing solution, Encoding.com utilizes Aspera FASP UDP Technology. Aspera FASP is a cutting edge software technology that moves large volumes of data at maximum speed, regardless of file size, transfer distance and network conditions for larger data transfers requiring rapid, efficient processing. FASP™ is Aspera’s proprietary technology that leverages UDP. Aspera FASP UDP is up to 100x faster than traditional FTP. Aspera is available in all 10 of Encoding.com’s MPAA aligned global data centers.
UDP (User Datagram Protocol) has several benefits over standard TCP file transfers. UDP is normally employed for large volumes of data. UDP is superior to TCP in terms of speed and is the preferred method of transfer when speed is critical.
Encoding.com supports Aspera FASP™ file transfers for both source inputs and destination outputs. Content owners who operate an Aspera Enterprise Server™ or Aspera Connect Server™ can utilize the Encoding.com API to automate the transfer of files from the source location to the Encoding.com processing centers as well as delivery of encoded content to specified destinations. This self-service solution is ideal for existing Aspera server operators who have a high volume of video and need a way to automate high-speed transfer and encoding in the cloud. The well-documented and extensible XML API is easy to integrate, and it’s a great white-label option for leveraging cloud encoding in user-generated video sites, content management systems and desktop applications.
If you’re still unsure about switching over to Encoding.com, take a look at the following case scenarios, and if it seems like a match, give us a try.
A 1.5GB source video file at 1080p 7000k needs to be encoded into five output renditions: MP4 at 1600k, iOS at 720p, FLV at 1200k, WEBM at 2500k and OGV at 800k. It takes 48 minutes to process this job using an open-source video transcoder running on a 64-bit 2X Quad Core Xenon with 24GB of RAM, and this encoding job consumes a lot of system resources during the 48-minute window. It takes only 9 minutes to process this same job through Encoding.com, and during the 9-minute window, the system, its resources and its user are all free to perform other tasks.
To continue the scenario above, add 11 minutes of upload time to the processing time of 9 minutes to give us a total of 20 minutes, more than twice as fast than the 48 minutes it takes to process this job on the localized encoding solution. (It would have taken 31 minutes to upload this same !le using TCP, but with Aspera Fasp™ software, upload time has been reduced by 65%.). Moreover, adding additional bandwidth leads to even faster upload times with no theoretical limit on speed and throughput.