Sample Presets for Media Encoder Standard (MES)

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Media Encoder Standard defines a set of pre-defined system encoding presets you can use when creating encoding jobs. When you specify this preset, Media Encoder Standard will auto-generate a bitrate ladder.

Creating Custom Presets from Samples

Media Services fully supports customizing all values in presets to meet your specific encoding needs and requirements. If you need to customize an encoding preset, you should start with one of the below system presets that are provided in this section as a template for your custom configuration. For explanations of what each element in these presets means, and the valid values for each element, see the Media Encoder Standard schema topic.

Note

When using a preset for 4k encodes, you should get the S3 reserved unit type. For more information, see How to Scale Encoding.

Video Rotation Default Setting in Presets

When working with Media Encoder Standard, video rotation is enabled by default. If your video has been recorded on a mobile device in Portrait mode, then these presets will rotate them to Landscape mode prior to encoding.

Available presets

H264 Multiple Bitrate 1080p Audio 5.1 produces a set of 8 GOP-aligned MP4 files, ranging from 6000 kbps to 400 kbps, and AAC 5.1 audio.

H264 Multiple Bitrate 1080p produces a set of 8 GOP-aligned MP4 files, ranging from 6000 kbps to 400 kbps, and stereo AAC audio.

H264 Multiple Bitrate 16x9 for iOS produces a set of 8 GOP-aligned MP4 files, ranging from 8500 kbps to 200 kbps, and stereo AAC audio.

H264 Multiple Bitrate 16x9 SD Audio 5.1 produces a set of 5 GOP-aligned MP4 files, ranging from 1900 kbps to 400 kbps, and AAC 5.1 audio.

H264 Multiple Bitrate 16x9 SD produces a set of 5 GOP-aligned MP4 files, ranging from 1900 kbps to 400 kbps, and stereo AAC audio.

H264 Multiple Bitrate 4K Audio 5.1 produces a set of 12 GOP-aligned MP4 files, ranging from 20000 kbps to 1000 kbps, and AAC 5.1 audio.

H264 Multiple Bitrate 4K produces a set of 12 GOP-aligned MP4 files, ranging from 20000 kbps to 1000 kbps, and stereo AAC audio.

H264 Multiple Bitrate 4x3 for iOS produces a set of 8 GOP-aligned MP4 files, ranging from 8500 kbps to 200 kbps, and stereo AAC audio.

H264 Multiple Bitrate 4x3 SD Audio 5.1 produces a set of 5 GOP-aligned MP4 files, ranging from 1600 kbps to 400 kbps, and AAC 5.1 audio.

H264 Multiple Bitrate 4x3 SD produces a set of 5 GOP-aligned MP4 files, ranging from 1600 kbps to 400 kbps, and stereo AAC audio.

H264 Multiple Bitrate 720p Audio 5.1 produces a set of 6 GOP-aligned MP4 files, ranging from 3400 kbps to 400 kbps, and AAC 5.1 audio.

H264 Multiple Bitrate 720p produces a set of 6 GOP-aligned MP4 files, ranging from 3400 kbps to 400 kbps, and stereo AAC audio.

H264 Single Bitrate 1080p Audio 5.1 produces a single MP4 file with a bitrate of 6750 kbps, and AAC 5.1 audio.

H264 Single Bitrate 1080p produces a single MP4 file with a bitrate of 6750 kbps, and stereo AAC audio.

H264 Single Bitrate 4K Audio 5.1 produces a single MP4 file with a bitrate of 18000 kbps, and AAC 5.1 audio.

H264 Single Bitrate 4K produces a single MP4 file with a bitrate of 18000 kbps, and stereo AAC audio.

H264 Single Bitrate 4x3 SD Audio 5.1 produces a single MP4 file with a bitrate of 1800 kbps, and AAC 5.1 audio.

H264 Single Bitrate 4x3 SD produces a single MP4 file with a bitrate of 1800 kbps, and stereo AAC audio.

H264 Single Bitrate 16x9 SD Audio 5.1 produces a single MP4 file with a bitrate of 2200 kbps, and AAC 5.1 audio.

H264 Single Bitrate 16x9 SD produces a single MP4 file with a bitrate of 2200 kbps, and stereo AAC audio.

H264 Single Bitrate 720p Audio 5.1 produces a single MP4 file with a bitrate of 4500 kbps, and AAC 5.1 audio.

H264 Single Bitrate 720p for Android preset produces a single MP4 file with a bitrate of 2000 kbps, and stereo AAC.

H264 Single Bitrate 720p produces a single MP4 file with a bitrate of 4500 kbps, and stereo AAC audio.

H264 Single Bitrate High Quality SD for Android produces a single MP4 file with a bitrate of 500 kbps, and stereo AAC audio..

H264 Single Bitrate Low Quality SD for Android produces a single MP4 file with a bitrate of 56 kbps, and stereo AAC audio.

For more information related to Media Services encoders, see Encoding On-Demand with Azure Media Services.