Do you have a bunch of files that require encoding, but want to know more about the source media properties?
Use this workflow to achieve this:
Step 2: Send a GetMediaInfo call to the API, with assigned MediaID, so source video characteristics will be shown, such as framesize, duration, and bitrate.
Step 3: Configure your CMS to select a setting based on returned media properites.
Step 4: Send back a ProcessMedia call, and use GetStatus to monitor progress.
NOTE: If you need separate progress reports for each task, add <extended>yes</extended> to GetStatus
Step 5: When job completes, have your CMS parse the result notification.
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To reuse source files, which expire after 15 days, use <action>UpdateMedia</action> with an existing Media ID to replace all of the existing format fields.