Transcoding is the process of converting a media file from one format type to another, a higher resolution to a lower resolution and a higher bitrate to a lower bitrate and vice versa. The growing variety of technologies-including different generations of equipment, low-speed to high-speed networks and over-the-top (OTT) services-are creating the need to transcode videos to a common format in order to maintain interoperability across devices and ensure a higher quality of experience.

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