Telestream Video Encoding Software Offers Improved Third-Party Integration

Telestream’s newly released Episode 6.2 multiformat video encoding software features improved capabilities that allow for integration with third-party systems. The free version 6.2 update adds high-end ProRes 4:4:4:4 and AVC-Intra format support for professional workflows. New Microsoft Smooth Streaming and Apple HLS streaming formats improve the viewing experience for end users through a new Developer API Kit. In addition, Mac-based Episode video encoding products are now OS X Lion compatible.

“Telestream is committed to adding ongoing features and formats to meet our customers’ multiformat encoding needs,” said Barbara DeHart, vice president of marketing at Telestream. “Powerful new API features make it even easier for third-party developers to integrate Episode’s extensive format support into their workflows.”

A new XML-RPC interface for Episode Engine and a faster, more robust Command Line Interface for all Episode products expand third-party integration and control capabilities. The Command Line Interface includes new functions and significant speed improvements when submitting jobs and requesting job status.

These improvements enhance Episode system integration and increase responsiveness and stability, which is especially important in high-volume video transcoding environments. The new XML-RPC interface for Episode Engine provides a standards-based network interface for easy integration with third-party systems.

The Episode Developer API Kit is a new service offering that gives Episode Engine users access to technical engineering support for their API integrations. The Developer API Kit also provides early access to the latest Episode features.

“New API features in Episode Engine, including the ability to execute custom scripts, make just about any encoding workflow possible,” said Nicholas Stokes, founder of XPlatform Consulting. “I’ve used the new Uploader, Mail, and YouTube API tasks to automate encoding and distribution, and everything worked perfectly. The ability to submit EDL sources eliminates the need to use legacy tools and middleware to accomplish tasks like the removal of slates and counter from master sources, which can now be completed with Episode Engine. I also appreciate all the new Command Line Interface documentation which has proved extremely helpful – demystifying just about everything that can be done programmatically.”