What happens after I use the AddMediaBenchmark call via API?

If you added your media using AddMediaBenchmark API call and if you also specified <notify&gt parameter, you will receive a notification when the media has been downloaded and ready for further processing. Note that you must specify at least one <format&gt for this media in order it gets the ‘Ready to process’ status and you Read more

How do I use CBR instead of VBR in your platform?

Occasionally compression requirements dictate that you use a Constant Bit Rate (CBR) instead of a Variable Bit Rate (VBR). This is especially helpful for video streaming.  In our encoding platform, VBR is the default setting for Encoding.com since it generally provides much higher quality. For scenes where there is a high amount of action or Read more

What additional controls are available for VBR settings through the API?

When you're using our powerful API to control the VBR settings of your encode, there's a few additional options that you can supply to control the settings. There are a few things to consider: —> – Bufsize: (Rate control buffer size) You always MUST specify it when setting minrate and/or maxrate. A buffer with that Read more

How do I get back source media properties via API?

You can get your source media's properties by sending GetMediaInfo API request. This information will become available after the following events have occurred: 1) Just after the media has been Downloaded – if you specified HTTP or (S)FTP as your source location, and also if you specified S3 source location AND the media was added Read more

Advanced configuration for the libx264 engine

This guide maps most of x264's options to FFmpeg's options along with detailed descriptions by libx264 developer Dark_Shikari. FFmpeg developer superdump has implemented x264 presets to FFmpeg. You can find his guide here. Frame-type options: g <integer>  Keyframe interval, also known as GOP length. This determines the maximum distance between I-frames. Very high GOP lengths will Read more

How could I receive real time status updates for my encoding tasks?

If you're wishing to obtain more information about the jobs that you have submitted to our encoding platform, please take a look at the follow calls:   progress progress_current time_left time_left_current These flags are pulled from the main XML file as indicated below: TotalTimeLeft is an estimated time until the media processing would be finished StatusTimeLeft is Read more

How Do I Convert H264 to MPEG?

Easily Convert H264 to MPEG at Encoding.com Encoding.com supports a host of file formats within the H264 and .mpeg containers. Check out our up to the minute support list for what’s available: http://www.encoding.com/formatsupport/#h264 Through our web uploader, you can push individual files directly to our encoding platform from your local disk, FTP, S3 or Rackspace Read more

How Do I Convert H264 to WMV?

Encoding.com: Online H264 to WMV Converter Encoding.com supports a host of file formats within the .avi and .wmv containers. Read on to learn more about our H264 to WMV conversion platform and check out our up to the minute list of supported file formats. H.264, short for H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, is a standard for video compression Read more

How Do I Convert MP4 to 3GP?

Encoding.com: The Online MP4 to 3GP Video Converter Encoding.com supports a host of file formats within the .mpeg4 and .3gp containers. Learn more about our easy-to-use MP4 to 3GP converter or check out our up to the minute list of other supported file formats. MPEG-4 Part 14, with its official filename extension .mp4, is a Read more