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Transcoder for WordPress

Audio and video transcoding services for any WordPress website!

Multiple file types 
Audio & Video formats supported

Any WordPress website
Free & Premium subscription plans

Shortcode support
Transcoded media on posts & pages!

Subscription Plans

To enable transcoding, you will need to subscribe to one of the following plans after downloading Transcoder.
We encourage you to explore the service with the free subscription plan.

Free plan

$ 0 per month
  • 100MB upload filesize limit
  • 5GB bandwidth (per month)
  • Overage not allowed
  • No Amazon s3 support
  • No HD Profiling

Silver plan

$ 9 per month
  • 16GB upload filesize limit
  • 100GB bandwidth (per month)
  • Overage not currently charged
  • Amazon s3 support coming soon
  • HD Profiling coming soon

We currently only support PayPal gateway with this service.
The Silver plan has a monthly subscription charge of USD $9 that will be charged via a PayPal recurring profile under your account.

Frequently Asked Questions

If your question is not listed here, do get in touch with us!

What is Transcoder?

Transcoder is a service that converts uploaded audio & video to mp3 & mp4 formats respectively. In addition, this service also provides a number of media related features such a thumbnail generation & shortcode support, with additional features such as Amazon s3 support, HD profiles & a RESTful API coming in the future.

To enable this service on your website, you will need to install our plugin and subscribe to a plan.

The Transcoder service is available for any WordPress website, including those running rtMedia.

Why do I need transcoding?

Audio and video files come in  tens of proprietary and open-source formats. The process of changing file formats from one to another is called transcoding.

Transcoding is needed because most web browsers support the playback of media in only a handful of formats. All unsupported formats are inaccessible within the browser.

Transcoding is needed if you want your users to have a smooth experience while listening and viewing audio and video media.

How does Transcoder differ from other online services/applications?

Transcoder is a service build by WordPress users for WordPress users. It is designed to seamlessly integrate into your WordPress website. Your users no longer need to go through the hassle of using other third party services/applications that require them to upload a file, wait for it to transcode, download it and then re-upload it to your website.
In contrast, with Transcoder, your users can upload their audio/video directly to your website. Once uploaded, Transcoder works behind the scenes to convert the files and display them where expected.

How private are my files?

In order for us to transcode your media files, we need to copy it over to our server. After transcoding is completed, the media can reside on our server for a maximum of 24 hours, before it is permanently and irreversibly removed by a Cron job.

Thus in theory, we temporarily have access to any file sent for transcoding. However, in practice, there are several files going through our server every hour, which makes it practically impossible to single your media file out.

Besides the technical details, be assured that we at rtMedia consider any violation to your privacy ethically unacceptable.
Rest assured, your files are in safe hands.

How do I subscribe to a plan?

To subscribe for our transcoding services, first download, install and activate Transcoder from the plugin directory.

Once activated, access the Transcoder settings from a wp-admin account. Select the Free or Silver plan and complete the registration process.

After registering, enter the generated license key into the “Enter License key” field and click “Save”. When Enabled, any user-uploaded media (site-wide) will be transcoded on upload.

Is this plugin compatible with rtMedia?

Yes, Transcoder is designed to be 100% compatible with rtMedia.

All user-uploaded media on an rtMedia-enabled website will be transcoded via Transcoder when installed together.

Starting from version 4.0.7, rtMedia does not have in-build transcoding. Users that need transcoding are encouraged to install Transcoder along with rtMedia. Read more about this change on our blog.

Which file types are supported?

Transcoder converts all supported audio files to mp3 format and video files to mp4 format.

Supported input formats are:

Audio: mp3, m4a, wav, ogg, wma

Video: 3g2, 3gp, avi, flv, m4v, mov (QDM2 only), mp4, mpg, ogv, webm, wmv

Transcoder docs

Check out our documentation for more information on Transcoder installation, usage, settings and shortcode.
You can also get in touch with us directly if you have any unanswered questions.