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4K video (4096 px wide by 2160 px high) is the cutting edge video format to offer your customers. You could use this as your transcoder source but as you've probably noticed the file size is quite huge and would take a very long time(4-8 times as long per...
Step 1) Click Utilities and then Media Types Step 2) Create a new media type for the new format you plan to offer. Use existing media types as reference. Step 3) Click Plug-Ins and then "Edit" for the Video Transcoder. Step 4) Add a new entry and sp...
ALLOW MULTIPLE ENCODING PROCESSES AT ONCE To allow multiple encodes to run at the same time have your host edit your existing crontab entry and change it to the following. NOTE - Be sure to change "/path/to/php" to the actual path to php and change AD...
/video_tutorials/15-change-video-transcoding-settings.mp4 CHANGE VIDEO TRANSCODING SETTINGS NOTE - For Transcoding setting changes take effect you must re-encode your videos. The system will not automatically re-encode them when settings are changed. ...
CODECS FOR COMMON ENCODING FORMATS DivX ------------------ Media Type File Extension: .avi Video Codec: mpeg4 Audio Codec: none Additional Flags: -vtag divx FLASH ------------------ Media Type File Extension: .flv Video Codec: flv Audio Codec: libmp3...
You can enable or disable autoplay in the template fields plugin. Go to your CMS admin panel and navigate to Plugins >> Template Fields. Select the location you wish to edit "Members" Scroll down to "Flash Player Settings" and locate the "flashvarsgall...
If you have a new source file type that is not currently in the setup that you wan to use as a source for creating new file formats, this guide will help you create a new soyrce entry so the system knows to look for your new file type as a source for the ...
How to arrange your content on the server when using the Transcoder plugin: The CMS system looks in your members area for a specific folder to find content for your site: example:     /members/content/upload/ Each set of content you add into the system...
IMPROVING VIDEO ENCODING QUALITY The information in this article will improve the server side video quality considerably WATERMARKING 1)  PNG, with or without transparancy, is the best format for watermarking video. The system will place the watermar...
If your MP4 videos are not playing when you first load them on a page it is most likely due to to the file encoding. The file will play, however, the whole movie will need to be downloaded first. The MOOV atom of the file is at the end, so it cannot be pr...
QT-FASTSTART By default, mp4 and mov movies that are created in ffmpeg aren't suitable for embedding in a browser window. The reason for this is that ffmpeg creates the file with a crucial component placed at the very end of the file. This means, by def...
We don't recommend removing the source files after your transcoding jobs are finished, but if you do, you need to do a few steps in order to maintain the integrity of the CMS file index. 1) After you delete the source files from the server(usually insid...
SETTING UP WOWZA/RED5/MOD_H264: Wowza/RED5/Mod_h264 support is already coded into 3.2 and 4.0 templates. Here's how to configure it. Step 1) Have your host set up a Wowza/RED5 URL such as rtmp://members.yoursite.com/foldername/ where members.yoursite.co...
Transcoder minimum size and bitrate levels. We have minimum requirements on video source files in order for the transcoder to be able to make each size format in HLS and MP4: (The following applies to both MP4 and HLS) In order to create a 1080p file, yo...
TRANSCODER NOT RUNNING, QUEUE NOT PROGRESSING, ETC. These are the steps used to diagnose cron problems: Step 1) Confirm with your host that the crontab is running: */5 * * * * /path/to/php /path/to/cms_admin/longqueue.php Note - You will need to rep...
UNSUPPORTED TRANSCODER CODECS The following video codecs are currently unsupported by FFmpeg, and therefore can't be used as source videos. RealVideo 8 and Up: Please make sure you have FFmpeg 0.5 or greater installed. Windows Media Audio 9 Voice: Thi...
USING A SEPARATE SERVER FOR ENCODING The system does not support management of remote sites or content on other servers without the use of NFS. We do not consider multi-server setups part of our standard CMS install/setup process. We don't require a sep...
Please contact the vendor / person who wrote your authentication script to address this. The problem in iOS 10 here is that the video component does not recognize cookies that have "no expiration time" set (such as a cookie that is set with a time expira...
WATERMARK VIDEOS Note: FFmpeg 0.8 or greater is required to have the system be able to create watermarks. We suggest using a .PNG file for best results. Step 1) On the Plug-ins Page, go to the Video Transcoder listing and click "Manage". There, for ea...