1. Mediaflow support
  2. Compliant Video - Video manager

How does Mediaflow handle uploaded video?

Here we go through how Mediaflow handles uploaded video

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Information about "On demand" vs "Live" video

Video that is uploaded to mediaflow can then be played in Mediaflow and distributed or mounted in CMS in various ways. These can then be played via the website from a portal, a web link or the like.

This is categorized as "on demand". You can play the video whenever you want.


Video that is instead streamed to Mediaflow then streams on to a play portal or a live page where visitors can take part in the video stream while it is in progress.

As long as the broadcast is in progress, the video is categorized as "live".

When the broadcast is over, the video will then be saved in Mediaflow's control room for Live and will then become an "on demand" clip. This can now be handled with Video Manager (swedish) and then transfer to the open folder structure when done.

Video material for On demand

Video that is uploaded to Mediaflow is transcoded with dedicated chips to be presented in the best way in Mediaflow, out to portals and web links but also to be played in the best way regardless of which platform you watch the video from (PC / Mac, toad, mobile, etc.). It is this transcoded version of the video that you see inside Mediaflow when you watch videos that are in a folder. A video that is uploaded will have several versions so that there is a small preview (top right) and larger variations of the clip when maximizing this game box.

Videos uploaded to Mediaflow are transcoded to the following formats for viewing.

Resolution: 1080p - Codec h.264 - 30 fps - variable bit rate - 48KHz Stereo sound

In addition to this, 720p and 480p versions are also generated.

An uploaded video is then presented externally in the form of an HLS stream that is sent in packets. This means that a mobile phone, for example, can receive a HLS current with a lower resolution depending on the connection and it also means that if you get a better connection during the display, the HLS current will go up one step.

What happens if I upload a higher resolution video?

It is fine to upload material with a higher resolution. When you then choose to download the original file, this is exactly what you get downloaded. When you watch the video, however it is the transcoded version that you see on your screen.

What settings make uploading video the fastest?

Since the transcoding is performed on dedicated chips, this goes pretty fast regardless but if you want to speed this up even more, you can upload a video with the following settings:
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Frames per second: 30
  • Codec: h.264
  • Bit rate: (3000 is usually good enough)

Live settings

We have our own article for the live module and there is good information about just this.

Click here to read more