I understand that Netflix does all their encoding in AWS using EC2. They have a custom encoding software called MAPLE that chunks all source video into 2-3 second chunks and encodes in multiple codec and formats across many EC2 instances in parallel.

Netflix is known to open source their software, however I am not finding that MAPLE has. Does anyone know if an alternative / similar encoding/packaging scheme is available in open source?

Thanks for your attention.

  • You might consider using AWS' transcoding service. I'm not sure if it's as parallelized as MAPLE, but it is very fast. Perhaps it's fast enough as-is for your use case?
    – Brad
    Apr 18, 2016 at 18:45

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MediaEncodingCluster is an Enterprise Class, Video Cluster Environment with a Plattform Independent Client - Server Architecture for distributed video/audio converting/encoding tool over a grid Computing Network Design. more on http://docs.codergrid.de

Note: I haven't personally tried this yet. I'll update with some benchmarks when I do.




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