Turn On Transcoding

The HyperCaster v6.1 onward has the ability to transcode virtually any video file format upon import.

To turn on the transcoding feature, navigate to Config → Content → Content, and check the Transcoding box.

This will transcode imported files that are not playable either natively or with a transmux (if transmuxing is enabled). The transcoded file format will be MPEG-2 Transport with H.264/AVC video and AAC stereo audio. The multiplex rate will be constant. The source resolution will be preserved.

HyperCaster v6.2 added the ability to manually trigger transcoding of one or more selected files at a time. With transcoding turned on, “Transcode” displays as an option in the file actions menu:

SD content will be created at approximately 3Mbps video rate and 4Mbps multiplex. HD content will be created at approximately 6Mbps video rate and 7Mbps multiplex. The audio bitrate is 192Kbps. 608/708 Closed Captioning embedded in the video elementary stream for source files with MPEG-2 and H.264 codecs will be preserved in both transmuxed and transcoded files.

If transcoding is enabled and transmuxing is disabled, then any imported file that is not playable will be transcoded. If both transmuxing and transcoding are enabled, the much faster transmux operation will always take precedence if a transmux should result in a playable file.

Note that for HyperCaster channels with native IP output, transmux and transcoding may not result in files that match your required codecs and multiplex rates. The transcoding feature is mainly a convenience for HyperCasters integrated with internal or external ProVue decoders including HyperCaster B100-SDI, HyperCaster B100-ANALOG, and HyperCaster AIO models so you can drop virtually anything into your HyperCaster and go! Where possible, importing native, compatible Transport stream files, or files that will transmux (MPEG-2 and H.264 video codecs at reasonable video bitrates, with a variety of popular container formats) will speed up your workflow.

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