Mega Hosters Inc. announces today that we have finished installation of FFmpeg, FAAC, FAAD2, LAME, and Xvid Core. These are all crucial server components for video and MP3 compression and conversion.

Many new scripts available for download these days are media heavy and require video and audio conversion codecs. Mega Hosters is one of very few to have these available to our shared customers free of charge as a part of their regular web hosting plans.

For more information on the various encoders please visit their websites by clicking on the links below:

FFmpeg - FFmpeg is a very fast video and audio converter. It can also grab from a live audio/video source. The command line interface is designed to be intuitive, in the sense that FFmpeg tries to figure out all parameters that can possibly be derived automatically. You usually only have to specify the target bitrate you want. FFmpeg can also convert from any sample rate to any other, and resize video on the fly with a high quality polyphase filter.

FAAC / FAAD2 - FAAC is an Advanced Audio Coder (MPEG2-AAC, MPEG4-AAC). The goal of FAAC and FAAD2 is to explore the possibilities of AAC and exceed the quality of the currently best MP3 encoders.

LAME - Following the great history of GNU naming, LAME originally stood for LAME Ain't an Mp3 Encoder. LAME started life as a GPL'd patch against the dist10 ISO demonstration source, and thus was incapable of producing an mp3 stream or even being compiled by itself. But in May 2000, the last remnants of the ISO source code were replaced, and now LAME is the source code for a fully LGPL'd MP3 encoder, with speed and quality to rival and often surpass all commercial competitors.

Xvid Core - Xvid is an open-source research project focusing on video compression and is a collaborative development effort. All code is released under the terms of the GNU GPL license. The Xvid video codec implements MPEG-4 Simple Profile and Advanced Simple Profile standards. It permits compressing and decompressing digital video in order to reduce the required bandwidth of video data for transmission over computer networks or efficient storage on CDs or DVDs. Due to its unrivalled quality Xvid has gained great popularity and is used in many other GPLed applications, like e.g. Transcode, MEncoder, MPlayer, Xine and many more.


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