Encoding for Blackberry Phones

Here is a sample mp4 which should play fine on Blackberry phones. http://www.pixelgoat.net/encoding/blackberry/big_vinny_9432618.mp4 XML for “big vinny” sample as follows: You may want to check which model Blackberry you are using. This is a very useful PDF guide. http://www.pixelgoat.net/encoding/blackberry/Blackberry_Video_Profiles.pdf If you are still having a problem, please send us a ticket and include the Media Read more

What input media formats are supported?

Generally we accept all video files (.mov, .mp4, .m4v, .m2v, .avi, .mpg, .flv, .wmv, .mkv, .webm, .ogv, .mxf, .asf, .vob, .mts)    Extension Container Recommended Video Codecs Unsupported Video Codecs .mp4 MPEG-4 H264/AVC (all profiles)   .mov .qt Apple QuickTime   H264/AVC, Apple ProRes422 & HQ, Sony XDCAM, Sony DVCAM, HDV, Panasonic DVCPro, Apple DV (DV25), Read more

iPhone_streaming preset gives me a long error everytime, why?

If a user is experiencing an issue using the iphone_streaming task/preset (see snippet of the full error read out below), this error is easily resolved by setting the audio_sample_rate. Apple recommends the audio_sample_rate is set to 22050, however, it could potentially be set to: 8000, 11025, 16000, 22050, 32000, 44100, 48000. Encoder error: FFmpeg version Read more

Locking H.264 keyframe values to conform to DRM requirements

Some DRM specifications require locked GOP sizes that ignore scene changes. Our API can set an H.264 keyframe interval, and boost the scene change threshold high enough to achieve this. Example for 24 fps: <format> <output>mp4 </output> <video_codec>libx264 </video_codec> <framerate>24</framerate> <keyframe>24</keyframe> <video_codec_parameters> <sc_threshold>1999999999</sc_threshold> <keyint_min>23</keyint_min> </video_codec_parameters> </format>

No audio or video streams available

You have tried to decode a video format that encoder does not understand. Try again with one of our supported formats. http://www.encoding.com/wdocs/SourceFileFormats

Could not write header for output file

Could not write header for output file (incorrect codec parameters?): The specified codecs are not supported for this format, or need special parameters to be specified. For example: 3GP format require libamr_nb audio codec for correct encoding.

H.264 using multiple flag2 and partitions

It is possible to specify multiple flag2 and partitions params, as below. Please make sure there are no spaces within the elements. <format> <output>mp4 </output> <video_codec>libx264 </video_codec> <video_codec_parameters> <flag2>+bpyramid+wpred+mixed_refs+dct8x8-fastpskip</flag2> <partitions >+parti8x8+parti4x4+partp8x8+partb8x8</partitions> </video_codec_parameters> </format> Please be aware that this is a high profile function that will not be supported in devices that require main profile.  

What is H.264?

H.264, short for H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, is a standard for video compression and is poised to become the next standard for format of convergence in the digital video industry now supported by Google / YouTube, Adobe, and Apple iTunes. It contains a number of features that enable it to compress video much more effectively than previous Read more