How to Edit an Encoding Profile

To edit an encoding profile, perform the following steps:

  1. Go to the Portal by clicking here.

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  2. Hover over 'ADMIN' in the Portal menu. A drop down menu is displayed.

  3. Select 'ENCODING PROFILES' from the drop down menu. The encoding profiles page is displayed.

  4. Click on  and select 'Edit' from the drop down menu.

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  5. Edit the required fields according to the following table:


    Field Name Description
    Name Enter a name for your encoding profile. This will assist you in identifying it from other in the list.
    Shared Selecting this check box will allow all administrators to view and edit this encoding profile.
    Encoding width Allows you to define a target width in pixels for this encoding set. The default width is 300 pixels.
    Encoding height Allows you to define a target height in pixels for this encoding set. The default height is 250 pixels.
    Crop When this check box is selected the original video will be cropped to fit the defined encoding width and height if the original file's aspect ratio is different from the target width and height.

    Note: If the check box is not selected and the original video is does not have the same aspect ratio as the target encoding size, the video will be letter boxed (with black borders being added to fit the new size).
    Mono When selected the output video will not support stereo playback.
    Frame optimization

    When this check box is selecting, videos with frame rates larger than 30 FPS (frames per second) will be reduced to 30 FPS. 

    Note: Videos with frame rates below 30 FPS will not be affected.

    If this check box is deselected you will be able to enter a custom frame rate definition using the following 'Advanced frame rate' field (See below).

    Advanced frame rate

    *Available when 'Frame optimization' is not selected.

    This field allows you to define a custom frame rate for your encoding set.

    Advanced quality

    When selected this will allow you to enter custom audio and video bit-rates for your encoding set using the  'Audio rate (kbps)' and 'Video rate (kbps) fields.

    Note: See the 'Audio rate (kbps)' and 'Video rate (kbps) field descriptions for further details.

    When not selected the 'Audio quality' and 'Video quality' fields allow you to set the audio and video quality according to a predefined scale from 1 to 5.

    Note: See the 'Audio quality' and 'Video quality' field descriptions for further details.

    Audio Rate (kbps) *Available when 'Advanced quality' is selected.
    Video Rate (kbps) *Available when 'Advanced quality' is selected.
    Audio quality

    *Available when 'Advanced quality' is not selected.

    Allow you to select the required audio quality for your encoding set from a predefined scale from 1 to 5 (1- lowest quality, 5=highest quality)

    Video quality

    *Available when 'Advanced quality' is not selected.

    Allow you to select the required video quality for your encoding set from a predefined scale from 1 to 5 (1- lowest quality, 5=highest quality)

    Watermark

    Allows you to upload a custom watermark image that will be placed on the output video file. 
    The watermark field supports .png, .jpeg and .pnf formats.
    After selecting and uploading a watermark the following fields will be available to manipulate the watermark overlay on your content video:

    • X - Allows you to position the watermark horizontally on the content video.
    • Y - Allows you to position the watermark vertically on the content video.
    • Width - Allows you to define the watermark's width.
    • Height - Allows you to define the watermark's height
    • Opacity - Allows you to define the watermark's opacity on a scale from 0.1 to 1 (0.1=transparent, 1= full).

    Note: The watermark width and height fields allow you to manipulate the original watermark size, but to do not keep the original aspect ratio. Using these fields could cause image stretching if not defined properly.

    Add Encoding

    Click this button to add an additional encoding set and repeat steps 4-5 for each additional set.



  6. Click on 'Save'. Your encoding profile may now be used when uploading videos.
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