What actions can I perform with the Vid.ly user interface?

  In this article we explain the many functions you can perform with the Vid.ly user interface.   Customize the Vid.ly player You can easily customize the appearance and controls of the Vid.ly player: Click the Customize button Click the Download CSS button to download our CSS template. Customize the CSS to your requirements. Click Read more

How to create a watch folder

Maybe you’ve got a large content library that you want to process fast. With Encoding.com, you can point to a directory on your server—FTP, HTTP, or cloud storage (S3, Rackspace, Azure). We call this a watch folder. Initially, our system will scan the entire contents of this directory, encode it to your format, then send Read more

How can I create a Vid.ly in the Encoding.com UI?

  Perform these steps to create a Vid.ly with the Encoding.com user interface. Log into http://www.encoding.com/login. In the left menu, click Start New Job. (Or, click Vid.ly in the left menu and then click the Create a vid.ly button in the upper left corner of the page). Enter the source path for the location of your Read more

SLA: Processing time and queue time

  The SLA for Encoding.com does include queue time, which is the maximum amount of time your video will remain in a queue before processing begins. However, the SLA does not cover processing time because this is heavily dependent on job length, complexity, and user-variable encoding parameters.    

Free Vid.lys no longer working

Maybe you’ve created a lot of free Vid.lys but they no longer work. Remember that free vid.lys have maximum bandwidth and number-of-views restrictions. The link for a free Vid.ly will become inactive after exceeding either of these restrictions. To avoid these restrictions, we invite you to sign up for our Pro Vid.ly account or one Read more

Creating Output Files

Once you successfully upload a video, you’ll need to specify the output conditions and location. With Encoding.com, you can direct your output to several destinations: FTP, Amazon S3, CF (Rackspace Cloud Files), Azure, Aspera, YouTube, or Email. If you choose Email, then you will receive an email message containing an Encoding.com link to your output Read more

Encoding a video

After you successfully login to Encoding.com, the Upload page will appear. At the top of the page, you’ll see options for uploading your source video: You can specify the source location of your video in one of two ways. You  can enter the path directly, or, you may prefer to specify each component of the Read more

Suggestions for improving quality with H.264 settings

When choosing a bitrate for your video, a good starting point is to set a variable bitrate equal to the pixel-width of the video. For example, the bitrate 640×480 SD would be 640 kbps, and 1280×720 HD would be set at 1280 kbps. Video that contains extensive action scenes may require a slightly higher bitrate. Read more

How can I create time synced thumbnails for use in JW player?

We use the WebVTT HTML5 standard to create a thumbnail format that supports time synced thumbnail previews of your video that are displayed whenever users hover over the progress bar of their player. This is great feature for quickly scanning and navigating video content. Pair this with LongTail Video / JW Player and you'll find Read more

How can I use the slideshow function via API?

There's a couple scenarios with how the slideshow feature works on the Encoding.com platform: 1) The default duration of any slideshow is 3 seconds.  This is regardless of length of the audio file. Add two source images of unspecified duration and you will have a 6 second clip, and so on. The XML below shows Read more