What is transcode?
Transcode is also known as video encoding. It is the conversion of the video from one digital format to another. For example movie data file - it translates the file format, the video and the audio of the digital video altogether.
Video transcoding is a 2-way process; first, the original file is decoded to an uncompressed then the uncompressed file is encoded into the targeted format.
What are the tools available for transcoding?
You can use the following tools for transcoding the videos.
-HandBrake - available for all Windows, Linux, and Mac
-WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe
-Convert.File- one of the best online converter
When do we need transcode?
If the target device does not support the format that the original data is in. When the target device has a reduced capacity such as the capacity of the original file will have to be reduced so that it can fit into a new device. To convert an incompatible file into a modern format that is better supported by a new device.