HE-AAC (AACplus) Transcoding Now AvailablePosted by Randy M. on May 25, 2010
We are pleased to announce the addition of native HE-AAC, otherwise known as AACplus or AAC+, live stream transcoding services with full configuration control in the Fast Serv Portal.
We are pleased to announce the addition of native HE-AAC, otherwise known as AACplus or AAC+, live stream transcoding services with full configuration control in the Fast Serv Portal. As with our existing MP3 and OGG Vorbis transcoding options, the HE-AAC encoders are completely Linux based and extremely stable, providing the critical service levels and up-time demanded by live broadcasters and Internet radio firms.
Although Fast Serv transcoders can input and output to any HTTP or ICY compatible streaming server (such as Shoutcast), when combined with our FLV-enabled Icecast hosting service, native Flash player support and mobile phone/PDA support is also made instantly possible with free tools provided to all Fast Serv Icecast hosting clients.
What is live stream transcoding?
Live stream transcoding involves taking an existing, lnternet-based radio (live) steam and converting it to a different format in real-time. It is used mainly to support the widest number of clients and players that require unique, non-MP3 formats. For example, most streaming software supports output in MP3 format only. To support HE-AAC or Ogg Vorbis, transcoding can be utilized to create additional streams in these formats. Another use for live stream transcoding is providing multiple bitrate streams. For example, 128kbps for broadband, and 24kbps for dial-up or rural listeners.
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