On one level, Amazon’s Elastic Transcoder is a finely-tuned service well crafted for the largest sweet spot of the cloud encoding market, Plain Jane H.264 transcoding. On another level, its a service that aimed low from an interface and usability standpoint, and clearly hit its mark. I’m used to the public side of the Amazon house, which is always top notch. After reviewing the Elastic Transcoder, I felt like writing (like those vacation T-shirts), “Amazon created a cloud encoding service and all we got was the Elastic Transcoder.”
If you found this musing even remotely interesting, you’ll love my review on the Streaming Media website, alluringly entitled Amazon Elastic Transcoder: Review. If not, well, Meh to you too!