Content transcoding is an optional service in Appspace that will provide you an easy way to convert media files to different formats or to apply transformations (e.g. rotating video orientation). The transcoding process relies on using transcoding plugins that are installed on the Appspace instance. The plugins are typically community developed and available for download from the Marketplace.
Your Appspace instance must be properly configured and have the required transcoding plugins installed. Appspace instances do not come with transcoding plugins by default.
Transcoding Existing Content
Begin by selecting and dragging the media file to the Encoding folder.
If the transcoder plugin is available, a pop-up dialog will then display the transcoder profile options. Select a profile from the drop-down list to encode the media file and click on Transcode to begin the process.
- Appspace will check the installed transcoders in the system to decide if there are transcoders available to handle the selected media file (based on file extension).
- The transcoding job is placed in a queue and happens in the background. The duration will depend on the size of the queue and the complexity of the file being processed.
Once the transcoding job has completed, you will find the newly generated media file in the same folder as the original content. The new media file’s name will be identical to the original content’s name but with the words *_transcoded appended.
Transcoding on Content Upload
From the Library, select your folder you wish to add dynamic media to. Click the + button to add a new item and select Upload Local File.
Once the content has been uploaded, click the gear (settings) button to bring up the Transcoding Options.
Select the transcoding profile for each media file format (based on extension) that you want to transcode by using the drop-down menus. Click Apply.
The default profiles are selected to not transcode the files upon upload.
The media files will first be uploaded fully into the selected folder within the Library before being placed into the transcoding queue. Once the transcoding job(s) has completed, you will find the newly generated media file(s) in the same folder as the original content with the original content’s name but with the words *_transcoded appended.
Any transcoded media file will always preserve the original source file, even after the transcode job has completed. It is up to the user to find and delete the unneeded source file (for organization purposes or to save disk space).