AVI Codec

Scalable, Cloud-Based AVI Conversion/Encoding Software Audio Video Interleave, known as the AVI codec, is a multimedia container format created by Microsoft in 1992.  AVI files contain both audio and video data and support synchronous audio-with-video playback.   An AVI container can support virtually any compression scheme including Full Frame (uncompressed), Intel Real Time (Indeo), Cinepak, Read more

How do I turn on Intermediate Decoding?

  Lossless Intermediate Decoding   Anyone who has encoded his fair share of video is all too familiar with pesky encoding errors for no apparent reason. We have taken a major step towards reducing “unknown” encoding errors by introducing an intermediate encoding step which decodes the source video into a lossless format prior to encoding Read more

What should I put in the Frame Rate field?

If you want to retain the same frame rate as the source media, then you do not need to change the frame rate. If you want to reduce or increase the FPS, then enter the desired field via our web UI or our API. 

How do I encode and split longer videos into segments?

1. Add source via AddMediaBenchmark API call.   XML should reflect the following: 2. Store Media ID returned by API for next 2 steps.   3. Get media duration by using GetMediaInfo call.   API will return the following XML: Pay attention only the <video_duration>1253</video_duration> tag.  Based on the video duration they should calculate how Read more

How can I add multiple destinations to my workflow?

Have many destinations for one workflow? No problem!  To add multiple destinations to a watchfolder, here's what to do: 1) Select 'Watch Folder,' then 'Add New.” 2) Under the destination field, click the [ + ] icon to add in new destination locations.  3) Ensure that your destination paths are valid across the board. Want Read more

How many outputs can I make per API Call?

You can create as many outputs per call with our powerful API. Keep in mind that you will be tied to the amount of calls per second, you can make, with your SLA on your type of account.  

What frame type options does the API offer?

The x264 Project has lead the way on H.264 development by introducing many key features. Variance Adaptive Quantization (VAQ) and Rate–Distortion Optimization (RDO) attempt to preserve video quality and motion estimation against the amount of data required to encode the video. Advanced controls include options for GOP structure, keyframing, scene detection, macroblocking, and interframe quantization. Read more

How do I create videos for the Verizon Droid Incredible?

On the Droid incredible, 480×800 is the screen resolution. Generating a working file for the Droid phones can be extremely difficult to find information for, however, in the user guide (http://cache.vzw.com/multimedia/mim/htc_incredible/incredible.pdf), some basic supported video types are pointed out (Pg 202, Specifications).  The four supported video types: .3gp, 3g2, .mp4, .wmv Of these, .3gp is Read more

How do I add and customize intervals of keyframes via API?

The default value for keyframe interval set by the optional format field <keyframe> is 300, i.e. keyframe is added every 300 frames. For a framerate of 30fps this would equal 10 secs. But for 15fps (most often used for FLV) it would be 20 seconds, which may be too often. To change this value, simply Read more