Improve Video Encoding Time in Media Services

Fabian Gleissner 1 Reputation point
2022-11-03T06:12:22.197+00:00

Hi Team

Why does the encoding of videos in Azure Media Services take so much time? For example, encoding a short video with the H264MultipleBitrate1080p preset takes over a minute. Now that there is no manual adjustment of performance and concurrency in Media Services API v3, is there any other way to reduce the encoding time?

Thanks

Azure Media Services
Azure Media Services
A group of Azure services that includes encoding, format conversion, on-demand streaming, content protection, and live streaming services.
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  1. Wenfeng Gao 81 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2022-11-03T17:55:33.54+00:00

    If you create a customized preset, you can set Complexity as "Speed" mode to speed up the encoding. For the built-in preset like H264MultipleBitrate1080p, you can use PresetConfigurations.Complexity Property and set it as "Speed" to speed up the encoding. Please refer to the doc here:
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/api/microsoft.azure.management.media.models.presetconfigurations.complexity?view=azure-dotnet#microsoft-azure-management-media-models-presetconfigurations-complexity

    If you have further questions regarding the encoding performance, please share us more details about your source video: resolution, duration, and bitrate etc. A sample video will be better for us to test the performance for you. Thanks.

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