Can I have multiple notifications via API?

Unforuntely at this time, the notifications via api field only allows one URL or email address. This can be either an HTTP(S) URL for the script with which the result will be posted, or a mailto: link with email address for which the result info will be sent. Note that this field may be specified Read more

Can I mux video from one file with audio from another?

Can I mux video from one file with audio from another? YES! We now have an mpeg-2 muxing feature that takes two source files and outputs a DVD format mpeg-2 file (PAL or NTSC) Here's a snippet of the XML you would use: Unfortunately, we do not currently support muxing to mpeg-4 output. We also Read more

How can I create multiple output files with your API?

Need to create several flavours of the same file? Not a problem. Upload your main source clip via API, and within the same call, just add in another <format> tag. The best part about this workflow is that you don't have to upload the same source media clip twice, allowing you to cost effectively encode Read more

Can I use custom presets in my API calls?

Yes, you can use custom presets! Call out the name of your custom preset as designated in the web UI, like this:  Make sure that the API key and UID match the login that you used to create these in our web UI!

Using Constant Bitrate (CBR)

Sometimes it is required to use Constant bitrate (CBR) instead of Variable bitrate (VBR), which is default. Usually it is helpful for video streaming.   To switch on this option, just add <cbr>yes</cbr> within the <format> section of your XML query.  Please note that you also MUST explicitly specify  <bitrate> in this case.

How to combine multiple video files to a single one

This feature allows you to combine several video files to one file.  You can use it via User Interface, or via API.  User Interface  To use this feature via user interface, you have to add several video sources in “Add Media” section. And they would automatically combined to one file (in sequential order) during the Read more

WMV Codec

Windows Media Video, or WMV, is Microsoft’s family of video codecs including WMV 7, WMV 8, and WMV 9. The WMV codec can handle anything from low resolution video for dial-up Internet users to HDTV.  The latest generation of WMV, based on the WMV 9 codec, has been standardized and approved as a new and Read more

M4A Codec

MPEG-4 is a developing standard used to compress audio and visual data, and is divided into several parts. The standard includes the concept of “profiles” and “levels,” allowing a specific set of capabilities to be defined in a manner appropriate for a subset of applications.  The MPEG-4 standard is generally used for streaming media and Read more

MPEG Codec

MPEG video generally refers to a set of standards and methods for compressing audio and video data.  The most important and widely used standards include MPEG-2, an older format currently used by over-the-air digital television providers (digital cable, satellite) and MPEG-4, which includes additional features for digital rights management and support of higher-efficiency standards used Read more