“Reformatting video is no small task, but the BBC has built a “transcoding farm” of 50 powerful…”

“Reformatting video is no small task, but the BBC has built a “transcoding farm” of 50 powerful computers that can convert 400 hours of programming a week into formats for PCs, streaming, set-top boxes and an increasing range of mobile devices.”

Why didn’t they do it on Amazon s3? Wouldn’t it be more energy efficient, environmental, and… cheaper?

The is Have It: The BBC’s iPlayer on the iPhone – Bits – Technology – New York Times Blog

“Reformatting video is no small task, but the BBC has built a “transcoding farm” of 50 powerful computers that can convert 400 hours of programming a week into formats for PCs, streaming, set-top boxes and an increasing range of mobile devices.”

Why didn’t they do it on Amazon s3? Wouldn’t it be more energy efficient, environmental, and… cheaper?

The is Have It: The BBC’s iPlayer on the iPhone – Bits – Technology – New York Times Blog