Transcoding is a digital-to-digital conversion of one type of encoded data (video and audio) to a better compressed encoded format. In this process, an encoded video or audio file decompresses first, is then modified, and then recompressed into multiple format streams, allowing it to deliver videos to a much wider audience. Transcoding ensures that every video, regardless of the format it is captured in, is encoded correctly to allow playback across different devices and platforms. Gumlet’s automatic transcoding optimizes videos with the latest codecs to deliver video playbacks with exceptional quality and maximum compression.
Gumlet’s cloud transcoding can take almost any commonly used file format and automatically transcode it as H.264 and H.265 with AAC audio codecs (and offline MP4 download as an option), allowing seamless video delivery to any device.
Adaptive bitrate streaming is the algorithm designed to deliver every video to the user as efficiently as possible with the highest usable quality based on their device capability and network connection.
With ABR, the source data of the video is encoded at multiple bitrates and resolutions, and each stream is then typically segmented into multi-second packets. Based on the video consumers’ processing power, device size, and internet bandwidth, the video stream is optimized in real-time to deliver the highest possible stream quality.
Transcoding profiles are a collection of different transcoding parameters. Each profile can have different resolutions, codecs, DRM systems, overlays, and other parameters pre-set.
Transcoding profiles help you save time by eliminating the need to apply parameters during every new video upload. You can choose the suitable transcoding parameters, create transcoding profiles and use them with your video collections from our CRM.
Automate your video delivery infrastructure with transcoding APIs and webhooks. Gumlet provides REST APIs and pre-built SDKs to simplify integration with your existing systems.
Our webhook integration automatically notifies you of video processing events. You can find extensive API and webhook documentation and resources to get started in minutes.
Streaming across the globe is easy with Gumlet. Effortlessly integrate multiple audio and subtitle tracks with every video. Let your users be in control and pick the right audio and subtitle options for the videos natively from the player and improve their video viewing experience.
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