What are the best Flash video frame dimensions?

Video codecs perform best when the frame width and height use multiples of 16. While you can use any width and height in your encoding settings, non-optimal dimensions can result in poor image quality and reduced frame rate. For the best image quality and playback, you should always use width and height dimensions that use Read more

How to place a logo watermark in your movie

Many of our customers ask for guidance on how to place a watermark image into a video. This feature is provided in the Encoding.com API and here we will show how to quickly and easily create a watermark.  Please note that the source and output frame sizes need to match. If they do not match, Read more

How do I control Aspect Ratio?

In some cases you may need to encode a video with strictly defined width or height, while preserving the source video aspect ratio. We usually handle this automatically, with the keep aspect ratio option via our web UI or flagging it in XML If you turn it off, it will stretch the video image to Read more

Setting S3 permissions for thumbnails

AWS authentication access is currently not implemented for thumb_destination. Alternatively you can create a separate task with output=thumbnail to use this feature:   To quote our API documentation:   Instead of using thumb_ parameters within <format>, you can specify separate encoding task with output = thumbnail:      <format>    <!– Format fields –>    Read more