RGB to develop open-source video transcoder
Michelle Clancy
| 26 September 2014
RGB Networks has announced that it is developing an open source version of its popular TransAct Transcoder.

Dubbed the Ripcode Transcoder, after the company Ripcode, which was acquired by RGB Networks in 2010 and which originally developed TransAct, the cloud-enabled software transcoder is open to operators and vendors wanting to be part of a community of contributors to the open source project.

RGB Networks' CloudXtream solution for nDVR and dynamic Ad Insertion for Multiscreen (AIM) environments, launched in October 2013 and built on the industry-standard open-source cloud operating system OpenStack, forms the underpinning of the initiative.

"The IPTV industry has finally embraced the cloud. And, at RGB Networks, we recognise how open-source projects like this can help promote the use of standard APIs which make it much easier for vendor-to-vendor integration and for video service providers to migrate to a cloud-based video delivery model," said Andy Salo, vice president of product management at RGB Networks. "We look forward to working with the open source community of other video-related open source software at this exciting time in the industry to open source the RipCode Transcoder with optimal integration and code contributions."

The intended feature set of the open source RipCode Transcoder will include both linear (live) and video on demand (VOD) transcoding, full cluster management, load balancing, and failover transcoding of MPEG2, H.264, H.265, AAC, AC3, and other video and audio codecs. inShare0