This online video encoding service lets you encode videos for almost any formats to almost any format and they offer a REST-based interface that lets you do direct application integration. Videos can be uploaded directly from your local machine or accessed via sites like YouTube, Blip, Metacafe, RSS, and many other sources (see below). The commercial service fees are based on "encoding credits" at $.10 each. Mobile and gaming device support includes encoding videos for Nokia, PS3, Wii, Zune and other platforms. High Definition is also supported and there are no limits to video size and length.
One great feature about this tool that I think is a key differentiator for this product is the fact that you can submit RSS feeds and the new enclosures will be automatically uploaded. Finally, they have also added a RSS feed function for all of a user's converted files so that they can be gathered directly from any RSS reader.
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Key Features and Benefits:
- Automatic Functionality - Enable several options in your account to automate the whole process
- Automatic send to your storage space (FTP, Amazon S3 and HTTP server)
- API - Use standards-based REST interfaces designed to work with any Internet-development toolkit. See the API docs
- High-Definition ready.
Encode in HD format with the highest standards (1080p, 720p)
- Unlimited video size and length.
- No limits in encoding
- Many formats.
- Flash Video (flv), H264, MP4, WMV, DivX, HD Video, Mobile 3GP/MP4, iPod, Archos, PSP,
- Many source options
- RSS Feeds, Direct links, YouTube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, Revver, Apple trailer, Blip.tv, Break.com, and others
- Transparent uploads
- Send videos transparently from your website
- HTTP notifications. Enable Ping request notifications after transfers and encode
There is an excellent post from Masternewmedia.org that walks you through the entire system and how it works.