CodecCaster™ by Motama is a turn-key solution for real-time transcoding of IPTV streams. CodecCaster™ offers high-performance and high-quality IP-based format conversion and bitrate reduction for MPEG Transport Streams. CodecCaster™ fully supports transcoding and transrating to multiple bitrates for adaptive streaming for MPEG-2, AVC/H.264 and HEVC/H.265. Audio passthrough and audio transcoding for AAC, MPEG audio and Dolby Digital Plus is available.


CodecCaster™ combines the full flexibility and encoding quality of a software-defined solution with high performance. The number of streams to be transcoded in parallel is not artificially limited: All units can be freely configured with unlimited numbers of input streams and output profiles up to the system maximum.

Application areas

  • Live transcoding and transrating of IPTV streams
  • Multi-bitrate and multi-screen for adaptive streaming
  • Bandwidth reduction for Internet/OTT streaming and wireless networks
  • Stream adaptation for set-top boxes, tablets, mobile phones
  • DVB compliant UDP streams and HLS output
  • VoD archives from live streams

CodecCaster NG-1 Software and Hardware 1U server
CodecCaster NG-8 Software and Hardware 3U blade server
CodecCaster Software-Only Software-Only Your hardware

Following examples show up to which numbers of input and output streams the systems can be loaded. Please refer to data sheets for full specifications of all benchmarks.

CodecCaster NG-1 NG-8
AVC/H.264 Output streams Output streams
SD Transcoding MPEG-2 to H.264 40 320
HD Transrating H.264 to H.264 9 72
Multi-bitrate MPEG-2 to H.264 (3 Profiles) 22 x 3 = 66 176 x 3 = 528
HEVC/H.265 Output streams Output streams
SD Transcoding MPEG-2 to H.265 6 40
HD Transcoding H.264 to H.265 1 8
Multi-bitrate MPEG-2 to H.265 (3 Profiles) 3 x 3 = 9 24 x 3 = 72
MPEG-2 Output streams Output streams
HD Transcoding H.264 to MPEG-2 11 88
SD Transcoding H.264 to MPEG-2 29 232

Or arbitrary other combinations of input streams and output profiles up to the system maximum.

Additional options for stream adaptation, such as deinterlacing, video scaling, frame rate conversion, and audio volume and sample rate conversion allow for serving set-top boxes, tablets, mobile phones, and others.


CodecCaster™ generates DVB compliant UDP unicast or multicast streams and directly exports Internet/OTT streaming formats, such as HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) including AES encryption with static key or key-rotation. In addition, automated creation of media archives for Video-on-Demand and time-shifted TV is supported, either time-based or based on Electronic Program Guide (EPG) information.


DVB and Teletext subtitles can be included in transcoded streams (“burned-in”), which offers subtitles with 100% compatibility with all existing devices.

This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit. ( This product includes cryptographic software written by Eric Young (