MediaCAST's Desktop Encoder is a high-performance hardware and software device for encoding, streaming and live broadcasting. It is designed to convert analog and digital video and audio into a variety of streaming formats for on-demand access and live IP broadcasting. The streams can be broadcast over your IP network for live viewing and simultaneously captured into the digital library for later on-demand viewing.

Hardware-based encoding provides high-quality, real-time conversion of live sources and stored files. Input of almost any source is possible including VHS, DVDs, filmstrip and audio cassette tapes using the appropriate player equipment. The encoders provide you with the unique ability to transcode (convert from one format to another) digital video and audio files from older non-streaming formats in real-time. Files can be uploaded for conversion from the built-in multi-drive, USB key drive, CD, DVD or from a network storage location.

The Desktop Encoder is the smallest of all the products in the MediaCAST Encoder family, and is an excellent option for classrooms and offices with limited available space.

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