Your HLS video converter for movies !
Converting digital video files before broadcasting them over Internet has never been so easy than using VODOBOX HLS Encoder software. Processed video streams are playable on computers, smartphones and multimedia tablets without any difference : a wise choice to deliver video on demand from unified streaming platforms or to broadcast TV shows as Replay on a professional website.
Software runs on a Windows computer. Its main role is to convert standard video file (AVI, MP4, OGG, etc) into universal HTTP video stream displayable on all desktop and mobile devices linked to Internet.
You don't require any streaming server to broadcast your recordings over Internet : a web server (Apache, IIS, Nginx, etc.) is enough to deliver an adaptive video stream generated by VODOBOX HLS Encoder software. If the network bandwidth capacity of your Web hoster can't forward all your recordings in their totality, a cloud storage (Akamai NetStorage, Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, Aruba Cloud Object Storage, Windows Azure Storage, etc) can improve significantly your broadcast performances.
Design your own custom client applications
Once your video streams are encoded and uploaded to your website's hoster, you would probably develop and promote access to your video platform for each brand interface you're considering :
. a mobile application on Google Play, Apple Store, Windows Store and BlackBerry World
. a simple HTTP link on your website.
If your time to develop your streaming platform project is limited, use our online video player to embed your HTTP video streams in your website contents : VODOBOX HLS Player.
A professional solution
Convenient : VODOBOX HLS Encoder's interface lets you generate a video stream with up to six quality levels in just one single pass. You don't need to be a digital broadcasting expert to operate, most common presets video qualities are already included in the software. And each quality preset can also be duplicated, updated and saved as personal settings.
Standardized : VODOBOX HLS Server's encoding engine strictly adheres to the HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) video broadcast standard defined by Apple. This new broadcast protocol has been designed to suit multimedia applications and mobile devices with WiFi and 3G/4G connections. It's also convenient with video playback on PC Windows, Linux and Apple via Web plugins like Adobe Flash Player, VLC Media Player or Quicktime.
High Definition : The AVC H.264 video compression standard, valued by audio-visual companies for its high quality performance, has been in use for several years by HD television's transmitters. Running on a 64 bits Windows platform, VODOBOX HLS Encoder pushes your production capacity into 4K/8K Ultra HD format.
Beneficial : Unlike common video files (AVI, MP4, OGG), HLS video streams are segmented into several small files containing multimedia data. Video players used by your spectators don't have to buffer your movie in its totality, but only the really watched video segments. So, you preserve your streaming platform's bandwidth when your customers just watch specific parts of your digital content.
Inexpensive : VODOBOX HLS Encoder software pre-encodes the HTTP video stream into several different quality level files before broadcasting, so you don't need to equip your Web server with a large calculator unit and therefore it's possible to use a low power consumption processor.
Adaptive : Whatever the traffic load is between your viewers and your Web server, HLS video streams with multi-bitrates always provide your video content in its best suited compression quality. Adaptive Bitrate Streaming technology improves mobile users experience, who are often disturbed by wireless networks alterations flow.
Accelerated : Hardware technologies using parallelized graphics calculations like Nvidia NVENC and Intel Quick Sync Video can encode your HLS video streams until 8 time faster than a usual x86/x64 mathematical processor.
Scriptable : VODOBOX HLS Encoder software can be used from command-line. You can include it into your publish script process to transcode automatically movies on your video production computer and/or your web server.
Innovative : With the same quality, the new compression standard HEVC H.265 allows VODOBOX HLS Encoder software to produce HLS video stream consuming nearly less than half the bandwidth and reducing the space storage usually occupied. The operating cost of your streaming platform is immediately reduced.