has published a detailed hands-on review of encoding.com, a cloud-based encoding service. The review start off with the warning:
While it delivered impressive results in our tests, Encoding.com isn’t perfect: Read our review before paying extra for Turbo mode.
According to Jan Ozer:
Encoding.com was one of the first cloud encoding services, and, according to its website, it is the “World’s Largest Encoding Service.” For this reason, it was a natural for our first of several cloud encoding reviews. What I found was a service that was hard to beat: very good quality encoding, the fastest performance of the three services I tested, advanced features such as digital rights management (DRM) and closed captions, and a universal player feature (Vid.ly) that should prove compelling to many smaller web producers.
Read the full review here.