RipCode has announced its collaboration with Texas Instruments (TI) to deliver a digital signal processor (DSP)-based video transcoding appliance for Internet video. Built on a robust, scalable and configurable multi-DSP platform using open architecture standards, RipCode's v4 video transcoding appliance uses TI's DaVinci technology specifically tailored for digital video systems. TI's high-performance processors give RipCode the ability to replace between 10-20 GPP (general-purpose preprocessor) transcode servers with a single RipCode appliance.
RipCode's transcoding appliance accelerates the process of repurposing Internet and mobile video across a variety of media. This consolidated, high concurrency processing enables RipCode to lower the physical barriers restricting content from being viewed on multiple viewing mediums; replace less-efficient and more-expensive GPP transcode servers; and reduce an operator's overall hardware, storage and energy use.
The RipCode v4 appliance takes advantage of TI's comprehensive DaVinci portfolio of optimized software, development tools, application frameworks and integrated programmable DSP-based system-on-a- chip (SoC) to support simultaneous multichannel switching among file-to-file, stream-to-stream and on-demand transcoding in a 1RU appliance.