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RE: Computer for streaming video- what's impoirtant?

Technically, transcoding is converting any digital format to a different digital format. In the home theater world it is usually used to down rez movies. Let's say you buy a new movie on an UHD disc and you rip it onto your computer's hard drive for storage. It's original resolution is 3840 x 2160. If you watch the movie on a device at that resolution the computer will be able to display the movie at the original encoded resolution and no transcoding will need to take place. If you want to watch the movie on your laptop that has a resolution of 1920 X 1080 it won't display. You need to transcode the video file. You can either create an entirely new file at the new resolution of have software convert it on the fly. As you can imagine, transcoding on the fly is very CPU intensive.


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