Before you start uploading to your Yondo account, get familiar with our recommendations for video resolution, settings, and formats. This will make uploading a painless experience, and you will end up with top quality web encodes for your videos!
Yondo encodes versions of your video (or derivatives) at a target bitrate, so the exported bitrate isn't super important. We recommend capping your videos at 10,000 kbps to keep your file size down.
And now, a little more explanation on why these settings are preferable:
After you upload a video, we perform encoding on it - creating multiple derivatives for different use cases and environments (like mobile devices and Flash) and we also get these versions ready to play on the web. We have video type detection and encoding settings (Smart Encoding) so that live-action videos look great, and longer videos that require fine detail (like Webinars) will be as efficient a file-size as possible giving your customers smooth playback.
We'll create derivatives based on the width of the original file. If you upload an HD video with a 16:9 aspect ratio we're going to create the following derivatives as well as some Flash counterparts.
Smart Streaming Technology (Adaptive Streaming)
With Yondo's video player, we'll use HTTP Live Streaming—or HLS—to deliver the best possible version of your video at any given time. This means that the Yondo player will switch quality streams depending on the internet speed available. If we gauge that your viewers have slower internet initially, but the quality picks up after a few seconds of watching, we'll automatically switch to a higher quality viewing stream as the viewer watches.
Yondo's adaptive streaming will automatically choose the highest quality version of the video to serve your viewers without buffering. We'll pick a range between 360p and 1080p (depending on the aspect ratio of your video, and its original quality).
Formats Yondo Supports
The Yondo system accepts many standard file formats (see list below), but for the most consistent performance, we recommend exporting files in MP4 format.
Video File Formats:
MOV, MPG, AVI, FLV, F4V, MP4, M4V, ASF, WMV, VOB, MOD, 3GP, MKV, DIVX, XVID, WEBM
The standard Yondo upload function supports files up to 13 Gigabytes in size. Yondo transcodes all video before it can be shared so that your viewers have the best playback experience possible. Part of the transcoding process is compressing the video using an efficient codec like FLV, MP4, and M3U8. As a result, the quality of your original upload matters only up to a certain point.
We recommend adhering to 1080px and 5,000 - 10,000 kbps as the max settings for upload, as it will reduce the likeliness of upload errors. If you find yourself with a short video (under 2 hours) that is larger than 13 GB, it's likely something has gone wrong or a compression step was missed.