How to Create an Encoding Profile

What is an Encoding Profile?

Encoding profiles are sets of definitions that determine how an uploaded video will be converted into multiple digital video formats for compatibility with web players and mobile devices.

When uploading a new video to the portal, the selected encoding profile will determine the compression sizes to use so your content may be distributed to a larger verity of users.

 

Create a New Encoding Profile

To create a new 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 'Create New Profile'. A new encoding profile page is displayed.

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  5. Enter a name for your encoding profile.

  6. Apply the required settings according to the following table:

    Field Name Description
    Shared Selecting this check box will define if this encoding profile will be available to all users in the Portal or White label, depending on how your company is set up (Either portal or white label).
    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 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.

    Recommendation: When your original content video is above 30fps (frames per second) reduce the frame rate to 30.

    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.

    Allows advanced users to enter a manual audio speed in kilobits per second.

    Video Rate (kbps)

    *Available when 'Advanced quality' is selected.

    Allows you to enter a manual video speed in kilobits per second.

    Audio quality 

    *Available when 'Advanced quality' is not selected.

    Allows 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.

    Allows 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.

    Note: .png, .jpg and .gif file types are supported.



  7. Click on 'Add Encoding' to add an additional encoding set and repeat steps 4-5 for each additional set.

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