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Microsoft releases Windows Media Encoder Studio Edition with VC-1 codec

Ever heard of the Windows Media Encoder ? It is one of the most secret yet a powerful Microsoft software for creating screencasts and encoding audio-video. WME 9 can perform live capture, audio-video streaming and screen capture.

Today, Microsoft released another iteration called Windows Media Encoder Studio designed for experts who want to encode the highest quality content for distribution on CDs, DVDs, High Definition (HD) DVDs, and video-on-demand. It uses the new codec VC-1.

The Studio edition supports audio-video encoding from multiple sources and also supports multiple audio tracks. The Studio Edition Beta is very focused on content professionals working with uncompressed video sources, and with a need for segment-based re-encoding.