What is video encoding?

Video encoding is the process of converting digital video files from one format to another. Encoding is also known as “transcoding” or “video conversion.” At the time of recording, the device gives the video file a particular format and other specifications. If the video owner wants to publish the video, s/he must consider the various Read more

Understanding bitrates in video files

It’s important to understand how the bitrate control corresponds to video quality and the file size. In general, a higher bitrate will accommodate higher image quality in the video output. At the same bitrate, video in a newer codec such as H.264 will look substantially better than an older codec like H.263. Another consideration is Read more

What if I have already invested in on-site transcoding infrastructure?

  Cloud-based encoding vs. investment in on-site encoding infrastructure is NOT a mutually exclusive decision. In fact, many businesses implement a hybrid model in which cloud transcoding is used to manage jobs that exceed the capacity of on-site infrastructure. Also, cloud-based encoding is popular for specific use cases such as transcoding a massive file library Read more

What opportunities does transcoding video in the cloud create?

  You are in the business of providing engaging video programming and delivering a seamless user experience. A robust cloud-based encoding solution can further automate your workflow and free up valuable resources to focus on feature and performance enhancements: video player customization, content targeting, social media and community-building tools, language localization, and so much more.

Why do I need to transcode video in the Cloud?

You need to be profitable. Utilizing a transcoding solution that maximizes your audience and delivers superior quality is an imperative. Also, you need to minimize R&D costs required to remain current with the latest and greatest formats, bit rates, codecs, etc… while reducing your CAPEX and in-house management costs. Achieving profitability and self-sustainability are two Read more

How do I use Cloud-Based Video Transcoding?

In the case of Encoding.com, the simplest solution is often Vid.ly Universal URL for enterprise-grade, hosted video delivery as-a-service. Users upload video via our  browser-based interface or API and receive a universal embed code and URL for universal playback. Any time the hosted video is viewed, Vid.ly runs device detection to stream an optimized video Read more

What is Cloud-Based Video Transcoding?

Cloud-based video transcoding converts video for playback across a broad spectrum of media players, operating systems, devices and browsers using the infinitely scaleable, parallel processing capabilities of cloud computing. Users only pay for the transcoding volume they use as-a-service avoiding unnecessary infrastructure investments, development resources and ongoing R&D. Robust cloud-based encoding solutions provide value added Read more

Build a solid workflow with Encoding.com

Take control of your workflow with Encoding.com's powerful and flexible API. You can easily use your pre-existing CMS to assign tactics to resbubmit jobs, retry tasks and reformulate API requests that have less than expected results. Below you'll find a list of workflows that intelligently assign actions to correct solvable workflow issues. While we strive Read more

How to ask for help for Vid.ly issues?

Whether you're new to creating Vid.lys or a seasoned compressionist, there might be a time you want to reach out for help. There's a multitude of ways to connect with us, whether you prefer email, chat or the phone. We're reachable 8am to 6pm, Mountain Standard Time. Support varies based on the plan you have Read more