Feeds

ADS touts iPod, PSP friendly USB video accelerator

Dramatically speed up video transcoding

Boost IT visibility and business value

Fed up with the hours it takes to encode video into the iPod- and PSP-friendly H.264 format? If so, the answer, according to video peripherals maker ADS Tech, is an H.264 encoding accelerator and, by sheer coincidence, it has one it would like to sell to you.

ads tech instantvideo to go h.264 accelerator

The InstantVideo To Go is a USB dongle that ties into ADS' bundled encoding app to reduce the time it takes to transcode video into H.264 dramatically. ADS claims it takes just 20 minutes to encode 100 minutes' of MPEG 2 video into an H.264 file, compared to the 300 minutes it says it would take you using a software-only encoder.

Who would use a software-only encoder these days? Certainly anyone with an Avivo-capable ATI Radeon graphics card can used the bundled Avivo Video Converter tool to run video transcoding operations through the GPU, and if AMD's quoted numbers are correct - 5 minutes to transcode 30 minutes of video - it'll take less time than the ADS product: 16.7 minutes to 20 minutes for 100 minutes of source footage.

Still, not everyone has an Avivo-capable graphics card, and for them ADS' $80 dongle might be the ideal add-on for PSP and iPod video conversion. ®

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
Apple takes blade to 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display
Shaves price, not screen on mid-2014 model
iPhone 6 flip tip slips in Aussie's clip: Apple's 'reversible USB' leaks
New plug not compatible with official Type-C, according to fresh rumors
Top Gun display for your CAR: Heads-up fighter pilot tech
Sadly Navdy kit doesn't include Sidewinder missile to blast traffic
FEAST YOUR EYES: Samsung's Galaxy Alpha has an 'entirely new appearance'
Wow, it looks like nothing else on the market, for sure
YES YES YES! Apple patents mousy, pressure-sensing iVibrator
Fanbois prepare to experience the great Cupertin-O
Steve Jobs had BETTER BALLS than Atari, says Apple mouse designer
Xerox? Pff, not even in the same league as His Jobsiness
TV transport tech, part 1: From server to sofa at the touch of a button
You won't believe how much goes into today's telly tech
Apple analyst: fruity firm set to shift 75 million iPhones
We'll have some of whatever he's having please
Things are looking up in Flappy Bird sequel
'Swing Copters' offers the same gameplay but in a different direction
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Solving today's distributed Big Data backup challenges
Enable IT efficiency and allow a firm to access and reuse corporate information for competitive advantage, ultimately changing business outcomes.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.