The question: “What is the best encoding software?” unfortunately does not have a clear answer. There is no universal “one-fit-all” encoding software solution that can do everything and fits all types and sizes of companies and organizations. Just as with people, different encoders are better at different things. You need to find the best encoding software with features that best suits your needs.
Determining which the best encoding software is for you is usually performed by looking at three different attributes which we will explain further down. The attributes are:
- Speed - How Fast is the encoding process
- Quality - How Good is the quality of the video
- Cost - How Cheap is the solution
The crux of it all is that you have to do a compromise between them. If the encoding software is fast and good, it’s usually not very cheap. If it’s fast and cheap, it usually does not provide very good quality, and if it’s cheap and provides good quality, it’s very rarely fast.