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Powering the Digital Video Universe

From professionals to hobbyists, MainConcept has a solution

Whether you are a professional developer with years of experience or new to the
world of digital video and audio encoding and decoding, you’ve come to the right place.
MainConcept is the professional choice for digital video and audio codec technology around the world.

About MainConcept

MainConcept has been the premier provider of video and audio codecs, plugins and applications to the production, streaming and broadcast industries for three decades. As the technology of choice for some of the most valued brands across the globe, MainConcept supports robust video workflows for Adobe, Dalet, AVID, Sony, Autodesk,, Grass Valley, iStream Planet and many others.

Our Mission

At MainConcept, we are dedicated to providing you with the performance, quality and reliability you need for your workflows.

performance Performance
Performance Up to 30% more efficient than open source*
*MSU Video Codecs Comparison 2020
quality Quality
Quality Best quality year after year

reliability Reliability
Reliability 3 decades of engineering innovation

Who are we?

Why MainConcept?

Founded in 1993, MainConcept employs a team of dedicated engineers and technology experts that span the globe—with offices in North America, Europe and Asia.

While other encoding and decoding technologies are developed and then often abandoned, we maintain the largest codec library in the world, with all Software Development Kits (SDKs) built using the MainConcept Application Programming Interface (API). The use of this single API means you can quickly integrate disparate assets into your workflow, extracting value not only from current assets but from content that has lain dormant for years.

At MainConcept, we continuously develop new features and products that enable you to stay at the forefront of industry trends. With unsurpassed codec technology, exceptional 24x7x365 support, and expert professional services, you can stay laser focused on your business objectives—from streaming live sports or creating the next blockbuster movie to storing surveillance video or medical imaging.

And while our product performance, quality and reliability are unparalleled, we are also committed to helping you reduce cost, minimize risk and future proof your workflows.

save-money Reduce costs
Reduce costs Leverage MainConcept support and professional services instead of increasing your staff
shield Minimize risk
Minimize risk Count on MainConcept experts to make sure you have the right tools to do the job

workflow Future-proof workflows
Future-proof workflows Keep your content accessible today and every day with our expansive (and still growing) library of codecs

Any questions?