In this article, you will learn about a cutting-edge Server-Based Solution introduced by NETINT, Norsk, and Ampere to address the evolving landscape of live streaming. The article discusses the need for adaptable encoding and streaming architectures as live streaming gains prominence over file-based methods.
streaming architectures must change
As streaming increasingly shifts from file-based to live, your encoding and streaming architectures must change. And it’s simple – if you are not transcoding with ASICs, you can’t deliver the low operational costs your company requires.
- You may need to cut creator payouts.
- You may not be able to license as much content.
- You may need to reduce the quality you deliver.
These are bad things!
Norsk - NETINT - Ampere
Recently, NETINT, Norsk, and Ampere launched a solution that is gaining traction. It’s the data center’s highest-density and lowest-cost video transcoder. Using U.2 or PCIe cards in a 96-core Arm-powered server, you can stream up to 300 live channels from a single machine.
Because the NETINT Video Processing Units (VPUs) handle most of the video processing, the 96-core CPU can manage tasks like de-interlacing incoming video streams and using software decoders to ingest formats not supported by the hardware decoder. After Q2 2024, you can run OpenAI’s Whisper model for real-time speech-to-text subtitling of your live video.
Or, you can run Norsk on your transcoding server, saving CAPEX and rack space in your data center. Norsk is an intuitive no-code interface that can easily construct intricate, dynamic live-streaming workflows. For example, you can craft remote production vision directors, implement picture-in-picture functionality, incorporate subtitles, and seamlessly integrate browser overlays like news tickers and real-time scores. This flexibility lets you provide viewers with a captivating, immersive experience that meets their expectations.
What’s more, Norsk’s no-code/low-code approach significantly reduces development timelines from months or years to mere days or weeks. This efficiency saves development costs and accelerates your time to market. In this fashion, Norsk embodies the concept of achieving more with less, allowing you to innovate and iterate quickly.
combining NETINT VPUs, Ampere’s 96-core CPU, and Norsk
By combining NETINT VPUs, Ampere’s 96-core CPU, and Norsk, you can save your company money and make your life easier. And the best part? You don’t have to settle for lower video quality. You will upgrade quality because now you have purpose-built hardware doing the heavy lifting of video encoding.