ViMP Transcoding Service

The fastest and most effective way to transcode your ViMP videos!

ViMP Transcoding Service benchmark
ViMP Transcoding Service benchmark

Of course, all editions of ViMP work with the free transcoding tool FFmpeg. But for the provision of your media in best quality we offer a high-performance and high-quality transcoding service optionally, which prepares and provides your media in best quality and at high capacity.

For direct playback with the ViMP player the videos will be encoded into MP4 (H.264 codec) in multiple qualities.

Media files uploaded in your portal are automatically forwarded to the transcoding service, encoded with the desired settings and finally automatically integrated into the framework with all dedicated meta-data.

Find answers to frequently asked questions in our FAQ.

Benefits of the Transcoding Service compared to the free OpenSource Transcoding


By using the latest professional codecs the transcoding service delivers better results than the OpenSource FFmpeg transcoding can do.


The transcoding service supports almost any video input format and additional to MP4/H.264 the following output formats: VP8, Ogg Theora, MPEG-4, 3GP, WMV.

Video encoding is a computationally very intensive process that requires a lot of server performance. The external transcoding doesn't stress your server what results in more power for serving your websites and videos.


Contrary to the OpenSource transcoding, the transcoding service can encode a watermark right into the video (important for downloadable videos).

Transcoding speed

Due to parallel processing of incoming transcoding jobs and a powerful cloud solution, transcoding of a single video incl. additional formats happens many times faster in average compared to the OpenSource transcoding on your server.

Scalability due to cloud solution

Especially if multiple videos are uploaded simultaneously, time savings exponentiate and you benefit from the parallel transcoding with enormous speed advantages compared to OpenSource transcoding on your server.


Thumbnails can be generated at random or at a predefined timestamp.

Transcoding into several formats

On request videos can be encoded into multiple output formats.

Video trimming

Video can be trimmed to a defined run-time, e.g. for providing previews for videos with costs.


Videos can be rotated in 90 degree steps.