Media Experiences 2 Go (a Motorola Blog) has posted details on a concept product called MCU3E that’s capable of transcoding recorded or live HD / SD video to MPEG-4 AVC or MPEG-2 from a set-top on the fly and transfer the content directly to a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi enabled device like a mobile phone or portable media player for on-the-go viewing. All in all, it’s pretty neat technology. However, I’m skeptical that the Hollywood Studios will ever give its blessing to Motorola on a device that transcodes their content to a DRM-free format they don’t have control over. On the consumer end… this would be fantastic because it means you could play back your recordings on a large variety of devices, archive the videos, and / or share them with friends with little to no hassle.
Tags: Motorola MCU3E
Filed in: Peripherals, Streaming Media Devices