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Understanding the Spotlightr conversion servers

Updated over a week ago

Spotlightr conversion servers can transcode and encode many videos in parallel. We have the capability to expand the system on demand and scale at will. While queue build-ups can happen, they are quite rare due to our current set-up.

We are pleased that we are able to offer convenient services such as Mass Upload and Migration of videos from external services such as Wistia or Vimeo. However as you can imagine, migrating hundreds of videos from another platform, which need to be transcoded for Spotlightr, and creating additional resolutions for each video, can become resource intensive. This is why we've designed a system which is queue based, which means first come, first served.

Continue Your Work While Your Video Is Processing

Even if you are processing a very long video or many videos at the same time, we don't want that to present any sort of an obstacle. This is why you are able to continue working on your video, add features and integrations to it, even publish it anywhere, all while it's being processed. Once it's place in queue has been reached everything will be automated, and all your work saved so no further action is needed.

Optimal Processing Times

Under normal conditions, a 10 minute 100 MB video in full HD resolution should take around 5 to 7 minutes to fully process, meaning additional resolutions will be created and optimized as well. A 1 minute 15 MB video should take around 30 - 45 seconds. And a 5 minute 50 MB video should take around 2.5 to 3 minutes.

The application will inform you when there are significant queue build ups so that you are aware, but if you still feel that your video has been processing unreasonably long, please contact the support team for additional details.

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