Recently StreamingMedia.com provided a review of top cloud transcoding services, including ours truly, Encoding.com. The review was authored by Jan Ozer, streaming media consultant, industry writer, and aficionado. As expected, Jan’s review was nothing short of glowing. His review can be encapsulated in a single sentence: “What I found was a service that was hard to beat: very good quality encoding, the fastest performance of the three services I tested, advanced features such as digital rights management (DRM) and closed captions, and a universal player feature (Vid.ly) that should prove compelling to many smaller web producers.”
However, we won’t stop there. He first covers all of the different ingestion methods, API, UI, Watch Folder, & Desktop Uploader. From there our platform performance is covered, where we really shine against the competition, proving significantly faster in all tests. Our unique-in-the-industry pricing model, based on throughput rather than file length, is also detailed. While quality was similar for all platforms, Encoding.com shined by delivering the most consistent end to end bitrates when producing content encoded for CBR (constant bitrates).
One of the features that truly made Encoding.com stand out was vid.ly, our encode once, deliver to many formats, Universal Video URL. Vid.ly simplifies the process of transcoding and delivering source content to the myriad of devices (and in turn formats) on the market today. The author finds vid.ly especially useful for with it’s simple short URL, device detection, built in tracking, and QR code, vid.ly is “definitely worth a look from companies that don’t have the budget to (or attempt to) supply their own universal playback strategies.”