How to Create a Desktop Watch Folder

If you are using a Windows PC and have a consistent workflow of video that you need to encode, here is a simple solution for you. Our Ultra-Fast Desktop Uploader, powered by Aspera’s FASP technology is a simple to use app that speeds up ingest of your video files by up to 50% over FTP. Read more

Simple Presets for Roku Player

  You can easily configure videos for use with your Roku set-top box using one of the Roku presets on Simply choose a preset, then set a destination location for the output files and you’re done. See below for details and screenshots.   Roku Preset for Single Bitrate Output After uploading your source video Read more

What actions can I perform with the user interface?

  In this article we explain the many functions you can perform with the user interface.   Customize the player You can easily customize the appearance and controls of the player: Click the Customize button Click the Download CSS button to download our CSS template. Customize the CSS to your requirements. Click Read more

How to create a watch folder

Maybe you’ve got a large content library that you want to process fast. With, you can point to a directory on your server—FTP, HTTP, or cloud storage (S3, Rackspace, Azure). We call this a watch folder. Initially, our system will scan the entire contents of this directory, encode it to your format, then send Read more

How can I create a in the UI?

  Perform these steps to create a with the user interface. Log into In the left menu, click Start New Job. (Or, click in the left menu and then click the Create a button in the upper left corner of the page). Enter the source path for the location of your Read more

SLA: Processing time and queue time

  The SLA for does include queue time, which is the maximum amount of time your video will remain in a queue before processing begins. However, the SLA does not cover processing time because this is heavily dependent on job length, complexity, and user-variable encoding parameters.    

Free Vid.lys no longer working

Maybe you’ve created a lot of free Vid.lys but they no longer work. Remember that free vid.lys have maximum bandwidth and number-of-views restrictions. The link for a free will become inactive after exceeding either of these restrictions. To avoid these restrictions, we invite you to sign up for our Pro account or one Read more

Creating Output Files

Once you successfully upload a video, you’ll need to specify the output conditions and location. With, you can direct your output to several destinations: FTP, Amazon S3, CF (Rackspace Cloud Files), Azure, Aspera, YouTube, or Email. If you choose Email, then you will receive an email message containing an link to your output Read more

Encoding a video

After you successfully login to, the Upload page will appear. At the top of the page, you’ll see options for uploading your source video:     You can specify the source location of your video in one of two ways. You can enter the path directly, or, you may prefer to specify each component Read more

Suggestions for improving quality with H.264 settings

When choosing a bitrate for your video, a good starting point is to set a variable bitrate equal to the pixel-width of the video. For example, the bitrate 640×480 SD would be 640 kbps, and 1280×720 HD would be set at 1280 kbps. Video that contains extensive action scenes may require a slightly higher bitrate. Read more