Source Files for Asset Factory Specifications

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Source Files for Asset Factory Specifications

by Community Manager on ‎03-13-2015 10:05 AM - edited on ‎11-01-2017 09:25 AM by Ooyalan (987 Views)

If the Asset Factory functionality is activated for your account, you can upload almost any video file to Pulse and we will use it to generate new video assets that work on any device you wish to target. You should try to upload a high-­resolution file with no or little compression, as the quality of the generated assets depends on the quality of the file you upload. Use the general recommendation as a pointer on what you should aim for.

 

If you are uploading each video file manually, the specifications for video files depend on which devices you want to target. Make sure these specifications meet the IAB standards.

 

General Recommendations for Automated Transcoding

 

Ooyala recommends that you use one of the configurations described below for your source file. They are the widely accepted formats  and they provide good quality. 

 

Encoding Setting High Definiton (HD) Specification Standard Definition (SD) Specification
Container format MP4 MP4
Video codec H.264 Baseline H.264 Baseline
Audio codec AAC-LC AAC-LC
Minimum bitrate 5000 kbps 2000 kbps
Resolution width 1280 1024
Resolution height 720 576
Video frame rate Constant frame rate, no higher than 25 fps or 30 fps, depending on the region:
  • 29.97 fps, commonly referred to as 30 fps, for NTSC countries
  • 25 fps for PAL countries
  • 23.976 fps, commonly referred to as 24 fps, for film-look content (24p)
Caution: Frame rates higher than 30 fps, or where the frame rate varies across the duration of the video, are likely to cause a failure to playback.
Constant frame rate, no higher than 25 fps or 30 fps, depending on the region:
  • 29.97 fps, commonly referred to as 30 fps, for NTSC countries
  • 25 fps for PAL countries
  • 23.976 fps, commonly referred to as 24 fps, for film-look content (24p)
Caution: Frame rates higher than 30 fps, or where the frame rate varies across the duration of the video, are likely to cause a failure to playback.

  

Note: These are recommendations only. Ooyala supports a wide range of source file configurations. See full list below.

 

Codecs

 

  • A codec is responsible for compressing and decompressing a file to decrease the size of a video stream, meaning it makes sure the video has suitable quality and still provides a good streaming experience on different internet connections. 
  • Video codecs and audio codecs combined build up the bit rate (kilobits per second) figure that is the the streaming transmission speed.
  • Different codecs are supported by different platforms and services. The Ooyala Asset Factory uses the file you upload and generates new files with codecs that are supported by all the devices that you want to target.

 

Aspect Ratio

 

  • It's important that you upload files that have a proper aspect ratio, which refers to the width of the video player compared to its height, and reflects the size of the screen playing the video. Screens exist in all sizes so check the size of the video player that will play the ad.
  • If you don’t have access to that information, or intend to play your ad on many different screens, the best approach is to conform to the international standards 4:3 (standard TV format) and 16:9 (wide screen), where 16:9 is the more used one of the two.
  • If the aspect ratio of the ad does not match the video player, Ooyala will letterbox the video ad (not stretch or crop it) to fit the video player.

Sample Aspect ratios

4:3

  • 512 x 384 pixels
  • 640 x 480 pixels
  • 1024 x 768 pixels

16:9

  • 512 x 288 pixels
  • 640 x 360 pixels
  • 1280 x 720 pixels

 

Detailed List of All Supported Input Formats

 

Input Audio & Video Formats

  • 3GP/3GP2
  • ASF (Windows Media)
  • Audio Interchange File Format (AIFF)
  • AVI
  • DNxHD (SMPTE VC-3)
  • DV video
  • Flash Video
  • Matroska
  • MOV (Quicktime)
  • MP4 Audio-only
  • MP4 Video/Audio
  • MPEG-2 TS, MPEG-2 PS, MPEG-1, MPEG audio layer 3
  • Ogg
  • PCM
  • RealMedia
  • VOB (Video Object)
  • WAV
  • WebM
  • Many more...

Input Video Codecs

  • 3ivx
  • 4X Movie
  • Alaris VideoGramPiX
  • Alparysoft lossless codec
  • American Laser Games MM Video
  • AMV Video
  • Apple QuickDraw
  • ASUS V1
  • ASUS V2
  • ATI VCR-2
  • ATI VCR1
  • Auravision AURA
  • Auravision Aura 2
  • Autodesk Animator Flic video
  • Autodesk RLE
  • Avid Meridien Uncompressed
  • AVImszh
  • AVIzlib
  • AVS (Audio Video Standard) video
  • Beam Software VB
  • Bethesda VID video
  • Bink video
  • Blackmagic 10-bit
  • Broadway MPEG Capture Codec
  • Brooktree 411 codec
  • Brute Force & Ignorance
  • CamStudio
  • Camtasia Screen Codec
  • Canopus HQ Codec
  • Canopus Lossless Codec
  • CD Graphics video
  • Chinese AVS video (AVS1-P2, JiZhun profile)
  • Cinepak
  • Cirrus Logic AccuPak
  • Creative Labs Video Blaster Webcam
  • Creative YUV (CYUV)
  • Delphine Software International CIN video
  • Deluxe Paint Animation
  • DivX ;-) (MPEG-4)
  • DNxHD (VC3)
  • DV (Digital Video)
  • Feeble Files/ScummVM DXA
  • FFmpeg video codec #1
  • Flash Screen Video
  • Flash Video (FLV) / Sorenson Spark / Sorenson H.263
  • Forward Uncompressed Video Codec
  • fox motion video
  • FRAPS: Realtime Video Capture
  • GeoVision Advanced MPEG-4
  • GoToMeeting codec (v1 and v2)
  • H.261
  • H.263, H.263+
  • H.264 / AVC / MPEG-4 AVC / MPEG-4 part 10
  • HuffYUV
  • I263
  • IBM Ultimotion
  • IBM UltiMotion
  • id Quake II CIN video
  • id RoQ video
  • IFF ByteRun1
  • IFF ILBM
  • Independent JPEG Group's codec
  • Infinite Video PSI_V
  • Intel Indeo 2
  • Intel Indeo 3
  • Intel Indeo 4.1
  • Intel Indeo 5
  • Interplay C93
  • Interplay MVE video
  • Karl Morton's video codec
  • Kega Game Video
  • kensington webcam
  • Lagarith Lossless Video Codec
  • LCL (LossLess Codec Library) MSZH
  • Lead CMW wavelet 2.0
  • LOCO
  • LZO compressed
  • Microsoft RLE
  • Microsoft Video 1
  • Midivid 3
  • Mimic
  • Miro VideoXL
  • MJPEG (Motion JPEG)
  • Motion Pixels video
  • Motion Wavelets
  • Moyea Flash to Video Converter
  • MPEG-1 video
  • MPEG-2 video
  • MPEG-4 part 2
  • MPEG-4 part 2 (Microsoft variants 1-3)
  • MPEG-PES
  • MSS2
  • MSU Screen Capture Lossless Codec
  • Nintendo Gamecube THP video
  • nokia eti camcorder eyecon
  • NuppelVideo/RTJPEG
  • On2 VP3
  • On2 VP4
  • On2 VP5
  • On2 VP6
  • On2 VP6A (with alpha channel)
  • On2 VP7
  • Power VideoWorks video
  • ProRes 422
  • Psygnosis YOP Video
  • Q-team QPEG
  • QPEG
  • QuickTime 8BPS video
  • QuickTime Animation (RLE) video
  • QuickTime Graphics (SMC)
  • QuickTime video (RPZA)
  • RealVideo 1.0
  • RealVideo 2.0
  • RealVideo 3.0
  • RealVideo 4.0
  • RL2 video
  • Schrödinger (Schroedinger), Dirac
  • Sierra VMD video
  • sif1 alpha4
  • Smacker video
  • SMPTE VC-1
  • SMV2
  • Snow
  • SoftMedia ViVD V2 codec
  • Sony Digital Video (DV)
  • Sony PlayStation MDEC (Motion DECoder)
  • Sorenson Vector Quantizer 1 / Sorenson Video 1 / SVQ1
  • Sorenson Vector Quantizer 3 / Sorenson Video 3 / SVQ3
  • SP4x
  • SP5x
  • Streambox ACT-L2
  • SVQ3
  • Telegeny VDTZ
  • Theora
  • Tiertex Limited SEQ video
  • TrueMotion 1.0
  • TrueMotion 2.0
  • UCOD-ClearVideo
  • VDOWave 3 advanced codec
  • VDOWave codec
  • Verint Video Manager
  • Vianet Lsvx Video
  • VMware Screen Codec / VMware Video
  • VP8
  • VQA (Vector Quantized Animation) video
  • VSS Codec Light
  • VSS Wavelet Video Codec
  • WebTrain Communication lossless screen recorder
  • wincam screen capture codec
  • Windows Media Screen Codec 2
  • Windows Media Video (WMV)
  • Windows Media Video (VC-1) Advanced Profile
  • Windows Media Video 7 (WMV 7, WMV1)
  • Windows Media Video 8 (WMV 8, WMV2)
  • Windows Media Video 9 (WMV 9, WMV3)
  • Windows Media Video Adv
  • Windows Screen Video
  • Winnov Videum winx codec
  • Winnov Videum wnv1 codec
  • Winnov WNV1
  • WorldConnect Wavelet Video
  • XAN Video
  • xfire video
  • xiricam Veo PC Camera
  • Xvid (MPEG-4)
  • YUV
  • zdsoft screen recorder
  • Zip Motion Blocks Video

Unsupported Video Codecs

  • Apple Intermediate
  • ProRes 4444 (ProRes 422 Supported)
  • HDV 720p60
  • Go2Meeting3 (G2M3)
  • Go2Meeting4 (G2M4)
  • ER AAC LD (Error Resiliant, Low-Delay variant of AAC)
  • REDCODE

Input Audio Codecs

  • 8SVX (exponential and fibonacci)
  • 8088flex TMV
  • AAC (Advanced Audio Codec)
  • ACELP.net Sipro Lab Audio
  • Adaptive Multi-Rate Narrow Band (AMR-NB)
  • Adaptive Multi-Rate Wide Band (AMR-WB)
  • ADPCM
  • Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC)
  • ALF2
  • Dolby Digital (AC3, ATSC A/52A, E-AC-3)
  • Bink Audio (DCT)
  • Bink Audio (RDFT)
  • Delphine Software International CIN audio
  • DCA (DTS Coherent Acoustics)
  • DivX WMA audio
  • DSP Group TrueSpeech
  • DTS audio
  • ER AAC LD (Error Resiliant, Low-Delay variant of AAC)
  • Escape 124
  • FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec)
  • Fraps
  • GSM
  • id RoQ DPCM
  • IMC (Intel Music Coder)
  • Indeo audio
  • Intel Music Coder
  • Lernout & Hauspie CELP and SBC codecs
  • libMAD MPEG layer 1-2-3
  • MACE (Macintosh Audio Compression/Expansion) 3:1
  • MACE (Macintosh Audio Compression/Expansion) 6:1
  • MLP (Meridian Lossless Packing)
  • Monkey's Audio
  • MP1 (MPEG audio layer 1)
  • MP2 (MPEG audio layer 2)
  • MP3 (MPEG layer-2, layer-3)
  • MPEG audio pass-through for hardware MPEG decoders
  • MPEG-4 Audio Lossless Coding (ALS)
  • MS GSM
  • MSN AUDIO
  • msn siren audio codec
  • Musepack audio codec
  • Musepack SV7
  • Musepack SV8
  • Nellymoser Asao
  • Ogg Vorbis audio
  • Ogg Vorbis tremor audio
  • OggVorbis ACM
  • PCM a-law (alaw)
  • PCM µ-law (u-law, ulaw, mu-law)
  • Philips Speech Processing CELP
  • QCELP / PureVoice
  • QDesign Music Codec 2
  • QuickTime QCLP audio
  • QuickTime QDMC/QDM2 audio
  • raw DV audio
  • RealAudio 1.0
  • RealAudio 2.0
  • RealAudio ATRAC3
  • RealAudio COOK
  • RealAudio Sipro
  • RealAudio SIPR / ACELP.NET
  • RealPlayer 10 ATRAC3
  • RealPlayer 10 COOK audio
  • RealPlayer 10 Sipro
  • SC4 : Micronas speech codec
  • Shorten
  • Sierra VMD audio
  • Smacker audio
  • Sonic
  • True Audio (TTA)
  • TrueHD
  • u-Law
  • Ulead DV ACM
  • Uncompressed DVD/VOB LPCM
  • Uncompressed PCM
  • vdowave ACM
  • Vivo G.723/Siren Audio Codec
  • VoxWare
  • VoxWare MetaVoice
  • VoxWare RT24 speech codec
  • VQF codec by NTTLabs
  • VQF TwinVQ
  • WAV audio
  • WavPack
  • Westwood Audio (SND1)
  • Windows Media Audio 1
  • Windows Media Audio 2
  • Windows Media Audio 9
  • Windows Media Audio 9 Professional
  • Windows Media Audio Voice
  • Zygo audio

Unsupported Audio Codecs

  • None so far