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Depend on encoder/encoder shim to transfer derivatives to streaming server/location

Zencoder

Zencoder uses a 'Job' to transcode media. The Job specifies all settings in a single package.

API versioned by version number, e.g. 'v2'

Each Job, Input and Output is assigned an (independent) ID

Job states include pending, waiting, processing, finished, failed, and cancelled.

Input states include pending, waiting, processing, finished, failed, and cancelled.

Output states include waiting, queued, assigning, processing, finished, failed, cancelled and no input.

Jobs

Create

List

Details

Resubmit

Cancel

Finish (a Live Job)

Job Progress

Notifications

Returns:

  • Job ID
  • Status: 'finished', 'failed', 'cancelled'
  • Output label (if applicable)

Amazon Elastic Encoder

Amazon uses a 'Pipeline' (queue) to transcode a 'Job' according to the settings specified in a 'Preset'.

API versioned by date, e.g. '2012-09-25'

The value of Job:Status is one of the following: SubmittedProgressingCompleteCanceled, or Error.

Jobs

Create

List by Pipeline

List by Status

Read

Cancel

Notifications

Returns:

  • State: 'PROGRESSING', 'COMPLETED', 'WARNING', 'ERROR'
  • Error code
  • Message
  • Version (API)
  • Job ID
  • Pipeline ID
  • Input