We’ve compiled an overview of Encoding.com’s new and advanced media processing features that can enhance your own media workflow by improving quality, reducing cost and increasing device compatibility.
We are excited to announce Encoding.com’s Video QC as a service. No need to purchase and manage expensive and antiquated on premise quality control software. Using Encoding.com’s API, you can automate your QC job management by simply adding the QC flag to your new transcoding job requests. Learn more here encoding.com/qc .
Advanced fMP4 Workflows
Support for fMP4 segments within the HLS and DASH adaptive bitrate standards means that you can save costs by no longer having to transcode into both TS and fMP4 and can now reference the same video segments with two different manifests .m3u8 and .mpd. Encoding.com makes this easy by offering fMP4 transcoding and duel manifest generation in a single job request. To integrate and test this feature today visit our API docs or try our fMP4 HLS or DASH or MSS reference files.
HLS and HEVC
Within Apple’s updated support for the next generation HEVC codec was support of HEVC within the HLS adaptive bitrate specification. This means that you can now deliver HEVC within fMP4 segments in HLS streams. To integrate HEVC with HLS into your workflow today visit our API docs or test our HEVC / HLS reference files.
Intermediate Transcoding and Packaging Workflows
A new workflow designed to future proof your adaptive bitrate stack is here. With Encoding.com’s repackaging workflows you can now transcode your source assets into your choice of two intermediate formats, MPEG TS or CMAF compliant fMP4. These intermediate segments are delivered to a storage location (S3, Azure, Google, FTP or Aspera) that you maintain and can be used as the source assets for our new repackaging API call. This repackaging job request will package and segment your intermediate content into any of the adaptive bitrate formats that Encodng.com supports today HLS/DASH/MSS. Since packaging is significantly faster and less computing intensive than transcoding, we charge 30% of the combined transcoding and packaging per GB rates. The advantage of this workflow is that you can transcode once, while maintaining the flexibility to change your packaging parameters at any time in the future. For example, you can add a new bitrate layer, change versions of HLS to support a new feature, or add DAI to your ABR manifests.
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