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Encoders - Options  

Encoders - Options

DekTec encoder products (currently the DTA-2180, more coming) include a license for H.264 and MPEG-2 video encoding. No additional video-encoding options are available.

On the audio front, several encoding options are available as described below.

 

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Audio Encoding - GOLD Option

The audio GOLD option (-AGn) is the most flexible and in typical cases also the most cost-effective audio-encoding option. With the audio GOLD option any number of AAC channels (mono, stereo or 5.1 surround) and any number of MPEG-1 Layer II channels (mono, stereo) may be encoded. The number of points n determines the number of AC-3 channels that may be encoded: 1 point for each mono service, 2 for stereo and 6 for 5.1 surround.

Product Type Option Audio Encoding Supported by Price
DTC-394-AG (0..N) -AGn Audio "GOLD"; points
are for AC-3 channels

DTA-2180


310
14
base
per point

Each AC-3 mono service requires 1 point, each stereo service 2 points, and each 5.1 surround service 6 points. Not all configurations are supported. The price calculator at the bottom of this page can be used to check whether a given configuration is valid.

Audio Encoding - Single-Standard Options

For certain applications with a limited number of audio channels, it may be useful to tailor the audio-encoding licenses to the exact number of channels required. For this purpose the audio licenses listed in the table below are available.

Product Type Option Audio Encoding Supported by Price
DTC-391-AAC (1..N) -AACn AAC-LC, HE-AAC

DTA-2180

57 per point
DTC-392-DD (1..N) -DDn Dolby Digital (AC-3)

DTA-2180

98 per point
DTC-393-MPA (1..N) -MPAn MPEG-1 Layer II

DTA-2180

39 per point

Each mono service requires 1 point, each stereo service 2 points, and each 5.1 surround service 6 points. The total number of points must be even. The price calculator at the bottom of this page can be used to compute pricing and to check whether a particular configuration is valid.

Audio-Encoding - Limitations

On the DTA-2180, the following following limitations apply to the audio-encoding configuration:

  • The total number of mono- and stereo audio services may not exceed 8.
  • For AAC and AC-3, a maximum of 2 surround services can be encoded. For MPEG-1 Layer II surround is not supported.
  • 2 surround services can be combined with a maximum of 2 mono- and/or stereo services.
  • 1 surround service can be combined with a maximum of 5 mono- and/or stereo services.

The price calculator below checks these constraints.

Audio-Encoding - Calculator

The calculator below can be used for the following purposes:

  • To check whether a certain combination of mono-, stereo- and 5.1 surround audio encoding is supported by the selected DekTec encoder card.
  • To determine the best (lowest price) audio-encoding option(s) for achieving the requested combination of audio-encoding functions.
  • To compute the list price of the bundle of DekTec encoder card with audio-encoding options.

Select encoder product:

Audio Encoding #Mono #Stereo #Surround  
AAC-LC, HE-AAC  
Dolby Digital (AC-3)
MPEG-1 Layer II Not supported  
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