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Just-In-Time Transcoding

Last updated: 2023-10-30 15:23:48


    Just-in-time (JIT) transcoding is a transcoding method that packages content only when it is requested. The process happens quickly enough (much faster than offline processing) not to cause a noticeable delay in distribution. What's more, the transcoding outputs are cached in VOD's CDN nodes rather than being saved in your VOD storage, helping you save storage costs.
    Unlike offline transcoding, which has a waiting time, JIT transcoding allows playback of transcoded videos only a few seconds or even a few milliseconds after they are requested, regardless of the video duration.
    Lower storage costs
    With offline transcoding, you have to save the transcoding outputs in your own storage. JIT transcoding does not take up your storage space and therefore can significantly reduce your storage costs.
    Easy to use
    You can configure JIT transcoding with no coding required.

    Use Cases

    Long-form videos
    Generating and saving transcoding outputs for long-form videos drives up your storage usage notably. For example, if you transcode an MP4 video to 720p, 1080p, and 2K in HLS format, you will need to store three more files in addition to the original file. However, with JIT transcoding, you only need to save the original file. This greatly cuts down your storage costs.
    TV stations and OTT
    TV stations and OTT services may need to edit their content constantly. By using JIT transcoding, you only need to keep an MP4 copy of your content's latest version while still being able to deliver transcoded and packaged content immediately after it is requested.
    UGC platforms host a large number of videos, over 90% of which are infrequently accessed. JIT transcoding allows you to transcode your videos only when they are requested, helping you save storage costs.

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