The elves have been busy: new encoding profiles

7th January 2017

The New Year update brings new encoding profiles, along with some useful minor changes.

We now support a larger range of outputs, including 60fps and 4K (2160p). Content filmed at 60fps (as opposed to 24fps or 30fps, which are widely used for film and television) looks silky-smooth. We now automatically respect the source frame rate of your content, so you do not need to make any changes to benefit from the new frame-rate support. However for larger outputs, such as 2160p, we can set up a custom profile.

By default we generate a standard set of renditions, however you can choose alternative ones to suit your requirements. We support 216p, 270p, 360p, 540p, 576p, 720p, 1080p and 2160p - pretty much every size you could need. Perhaps you know your viewers tend to have slower connections, or you want to reduce bandwidth usage, or simply speed up the encoding process? Using a rendition set that contains lower resolutions and corresponding lower bit-rates can help. Or if you anticipate fewer viewers, you could focus on larger resolutions. Or perhaps you are migrating from another online video platform and would like to continue using a similar pool of versions? Simply email support@vidbeo.com with your requirements.

We support both of the major adaptive streaming formats, HLS and DASH (to find out more about adaptive video streaming with DASH or HLS you might like to take a look at our HLS vs DASH comparison), along with HLSe (encrypted HLS) and finally full DRM (Digital Rights Management). Note that additional costs apply when using DRM due to licensing fees by the major providers such as Widevine - contact us to find out more.

We also now make it clearer which formats and renditions were generated per-video, for reference (since your profile may subsequently change). We will also be making use of this data within the admin panel to provide an insight into the encoding progress (expanding upon a simple percentage):

HLS and DASH Renditions

We have also made some other changes to the video administration section. Along with assorted minor additions and bug fixes, you can now sort your content library:

New content sorting

Finally if there is a particular feature you require, simply get in touch. The cost to develop a new feature is usually quite low and we can work within most budgets.

If you do not have an account with us yet and would like to try out our online video platform, why not start a free trial? Simply click on the button on the home page to get started.

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