Setup Video Optimization

This guide is intended for the private beta users who have been granted access to Gumlet's new video optimization product.

Gumlet Video Optimization

We want to design a video optimization and streaming solution that is easy to use and powerful at the same time. Just like our image optimization solution. In this beta trial, we are counting on your feedback to understand which features and workflows matter the most for you. So feel free to reach out to us over chat and email as often as possible. We are super excited to learn from you!

To learn more about what is available in video optimization product, please refer to this guide. If you are an advance user that wants to use the APIs for platform integration, check out the documentation.

Assuming that you have been granted access to Gumlet's private beta launch for video optimization via email.

Getting started

Once you login to the Gumlet dashboard. There would be a new "Video" option available on the left side menu. Please click the "Collection" option to reach the following screen.

1. Create Video Collection

This step is the same as creating an image source. Point us to the storage where your original videos are stored.

Click the "+ Add New Collection" button and set up a collection. Please refer to this documentation for various source types and more details.

2. Manage Your Videos

Once the collection is created. Click the "Video Manager" button to arrive at the following screen.

This is where all the videos that are processed using Gumlet will show up. You can start processing your first video by clicking the "Process New Video" button.

3. Process a Video

This is where the magic happens! Provide your input video URL. Add a tag using which you can refer it later. Select the output format and hit the process video button to optimize it.

Refer to our Video Delivery Format guide to choosing the best output format for your use case.

There are a ton of more options for you to choose further customization on video. Read full documentation about them on how to use.

You can avoid these settings for each and every video by creating a video profile and use them to process new videos. Go to 'Profiles' from the left side panel and click on 'Create Video Profile' to arrive at the following screen.

4. Start Streaming! 🚀

Depending on the length of your video. It will be processed within a few seconds or a few minutes. Once the status changes to ready you can embed the video anywhere on the web or mobile and start playing!

You can configure the webhook here and make the whole video processing pipeline automated. You can find more information on the webhook here.