​LeaseWeb Bundles Transcoding Services With CDN

LeaseWeb has launched a cloud-based video transcoding service for customers of its CDN.

"LeaseWeb transcoding offers on-the-fly conversion of streaming media to all video platforms, automatically encoding formats and adjusting bitrates to ensure the highest-quality viewing experience on any device,” said Julien Lehmann, product manager, LeaseWeb CDN. “LeaseWeb developed a fully custom in-house solution designed to meet the precise transcoding needs of our video streaming customers. We housed it in the LeaseWeb cloud, which allows us to reduce customer costs while also deploying and scaling very quickly to meet changing needs.”

LeaseWeb’s transcoding centers capture live feeds via IP using TCP or RTMP protocol, converting them for adaptive streaming. Transcoding provides file-based conversion to hundreds of web and broadcast codecs.

Inputs include MPEG-2 Transport Stream (M2TS), MPEG/H.262, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MPEG-2 AAC, Dolby Digital, MPEG Audio. Outputs include MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, MPEG-4 AAC, Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS), Microsoft Smooth, MPEG-DASH

The LeaseWeb CDN offers hardware and network optimization expertise with a strong focus on lowering costs. Globally-distributed, high-performance SuperPoPs are connected to a state-of-the-art network, with content stored on edge nodes for quick delivery to end users. To ensure proximity to customer events, the transcoding centers are located inside LeaseWeb data centers in Amsterdam, Singapore, Frankfurt and Washington DC.

LeaseWeb transcoding solution is available with pay as you go pricing based on usage.

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