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We just finished cooking up a nice little release and pushed it to production on July 1st. Here are the highlights of what is new:
The Give and Get Referral Program. Now you can send 10GB of free encoding to your friends and colleagues and we will reward you with 10GB (Up to 100GB total) of encoding for spreading the news. If you are on a Monthly Plan you can store these credit away so that you never have any overage fees and if you are on a PrePay Plan the credit will be added to your current account balance. And the best part is earned GB never expire. To access the program simply login to the Encoding.com and client interface and click "Earn Free GB" and use our nifty viral tools to get the word out and start "giving and getting"
Specify AWS Processing Regions. On a per API call basis you can force processing on either the AWS East Coast data center or the AWS West Coast Data Center. We will soon be rolling out support for AWS's Asian and European Data Centers. See the latest changes section of the API to see the new API tags.
Turbo and Twin Turbo are now available in the Watch Folders. Previously our two blazing fast turbo encoding options were only available to API users, now both are available as manual flags within the client interface. These optional turbo options will send your jobs to a dedicated 8 core machine with multi threading enabled to deliver a staggering 6-8X processing time improvements over our standard jobs and a 2-4X improvement over our standard turbo for encoding into all modern codecs (H.264, WEBM, Theora etc)
Added Custom Presets to Watch Folders Creating and managing custom presets is now available in the Watch Folder.
New API calls, RestartMedia, RestartMediaErrors, RestartMediaTask We have used these API calls for some time internally and just opened them up to the public to help automate your workflow in the event a job does not process successfully the first time. RestartMedia restarts the entire job including all output tasks. RestartMediaErrors will restart only the output tasks that resulted in an error within a job and RestartMediaTask allows you to specify a specific output task to restart. Visit our API Docs for more details.
More Speed Improvements to iPhone Streaming Now we are using 10 parallel upload streams to delivery the large volume iPhone streaming segments to your destination. This change produces a 100% reduction in delivery time. For example in our tests a iPhone Streaming output with 586 files with a total size 256MB took 330 seconds to upload before the optimization an 150 seconds after the optimization.
Fixed a variety of edge case problems in which we were incorrectly reading the timescale and duration of source Quicktime files.