We currently use a Digital Rapids Stream-Z HD for transcoding, and we constantly have to reboot the device to get it to work.
We use Squeeze for smaller projects, but our church services go through the StreamZ because it uses proprietary hardware to generate everything faster and supposedly higher quality.
We mainly push out multi-stream HLS (I believe 4 streams) and audio-only.
I’d love to replace the Stream-Z this year with something more stable, what are you guys using?
You can get an idea of the output by looking at our teaching archive here: http://www.calvaryabq.org/teachings