Processing Settings

Video profile parameters for output format and transcoding.

The video profiles are video processing templates. It takes less than a minute to set up one. Head over to create video profile to start with video profiles.

Creating Video Profile

Creating Video Profile

Profile Name

Give a relevant name to this profile that best describes the parameters set in this. This is to identify which profile does what while processing new files.

Supported Output Format

We support the following video formats. You can deliver your video with any of them.


Adaptive-Bitrate output format lets you generate ABR streams from Gumlet. Gumlet automatically makes DASH and HLS streams available, so you always have them handy whenever needed.


HTTP Live Streaming (also known as HLS) is an HTTP-based adaptive bitrate streaming communications protocol developed by Apple Inc. Support for the protocol is widespread in media players, web browsers, mobile devices, and streaming media servers. Gumlet also recommends using this format for seamless video delivery and playback.

HTTP Live Streaming allows video players to adapt to unpredictable network conditions without causing user-visible playback stalling. For example, on an unreliable wireless network, HLS allows the player to play a lower-quality video, thus reducing bandwidth usage.

Any modern video player can play an HLS stream produced by Gumlet. Most web players, iOS, and Android devices support HLS playback. It's the best choice for universal playback.


Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH), also known as MPEG-DASH, is an adaptive bitrate streaming technique that enables high-quality streaming of media content over the Internet delivered from conventional HTTP web servers. Similar to HLS.

DASH is not supported in Apple products like iOS and Safari. This makes the HLS the perfect choice as a universally supported streaming standard.


MPEG-4 Part 14 or MP4 is a digital multimedia container format most commonly used to store video and audio. It allows streaming over the Internet. The most widely supported format requires no extra player or javascript.

The downside of MP4 is that adaptive bitrate streaming is not supported; hence there will be subpar user experience and high data transfers.

Note - the playback URL will be .mp4 file.


If you have selected ABR as output, you can select resolutions that you want to generate.

MP4 Version

If you allow your users to download videos for offline viewing, generating an MP4 version of the video helps. When you enable this option, we add an MP4 stream in the output, which can be used to download the video for offline viewing.

You can copy the download_URL in the JSON response on the video details page.



Per-title Encoding

Gumlet analyzes each input video on a wide range of visual aspects. Based on the analysis, it chooses a unique set of transcoding options for processing the video. This ensures that the output video is the most miniature size and best quality. We recommend enabling it.

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