Why do you need Encoding Profiles?

While transcoding, a video is converted into multiple renditions. An encoding profile contains certain parameters such as digital file format, size, audio/video bitrates and codecs, frame rates etc into which a video may be transcoded as per organizational needs.

Encoding profiles are not just configured for videos but for audios, multi-bitrate streaming (HLS, Smooth Streaming etc.) and transcripts as well. For instance, when a video is transcoded, it will also be captioned depending on whether the transcript generation encoding profile is enabled or not. 

Encoding Profiles resolve the grave issue of device incompatibility and unsuccessful playback, which is why enterprises can not afford to be restricted to only a limited number of file types, formats, resolutions and codecs for delivery of their content, whether real-time or offline. An encoding profile, being absolutely configurable, offers a flexible solution to making sure your content is compatible with every OTT device and player via custom-setting the input and output parameters of the media file being transcoded.

Encoding Profiles in VIDIZMO

There are multiple Encoding Profiles available by default in VIDIZMO, which specify certain parameters of what should be the format/properties of the output file after transcoding. A video would be transcoded to multiple renditions depending on the encoding profiles that are configured and enabled in your VIDIZMO Portal.

Configuring Encoding Profiles

The default profiles are enlisted in Control Panel > Encoding > Encoding Profiles and can be disabled/enabled based on the business requirements.

To edit an existing Encoding Profile or Add Encoding Profile, the required parameters are shown and explained below:

  • Title: The name of the Encoding Profile that is being configured
  • Encoding Profile: The format tags that allow you to edit different parameters of the Encoding Profile such as size, bitrate, video_codec, audio_codec, audio_bitrate
  • Content Type: Any type of content specific to the current Encoding Profile being configured, such as All, Video, Audio, Image, Document, Caption, Form, Misc, SCORM.
  • Size: The size of the content; widthxheight.
  • Bit Rate: The Bit Rate that the content should have after encoding.
  • Output: The format of the output after encoding content.
  • Set As Default: Option to set Encoding Profile as default, for handling most common use-cases.

Roles and Permissions

  • Administrators and Managers can add and edit Encoding Profiles