The Beta of IIS Transform Manager is now available! In addition to the previous ability to almost instantly convert Smooth Streaming content for use on Apple iOS devices, Transform Manager now also enables you to convert segmented .mp4 files to Smooth Streaming presentations and then apply DRM encryption. Add to this the new ability to scale out across multi-core HPC clusters, plus improved monitoring and management controls, and you have one very high-performance media transform engine at a very low price point.
Here is a quick list of some of the major feature changes:
Several of the Transform Manager 1.0 Beta features listed above are represented in the workflow diagram for the Expression Encoder 4 task shown in the following figure.
[Source: Chris Knowlton's Blog]