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Axinom Encoding - FAQ

General

What is Axinom VIP?

After the latest release, Axinom VIP was renamed to Axinom Encoding. This makes Axinom VIP the predecessor of Axinom Encoding.

Trivia: "VIP" is an abbreviation for "Video Ingest & Processing".

Can Axinom Encoding produce DRM-protected content in line with studio requirements?

Yes.

Axinom DRM supports DRM protection across all output formats.

It offers granular control over the encryption process. Axinom Encoding offers important features to satisfy the latest content owner requirements:

  • Supports several content keys per asset

  • Separate content keys for different video quality levels

  • Separate content keys for audio

  • Uses modern CPIX standard for secure key material exchange

What codecs does Axinom Encoding support?

Axinom Encoding currently supports creating H.264/AAC and H.265/AAC adaptive bitrate streaming assets.

As input, it supports a broad variety of codecs and containers. Please find more information here:

Which subtitles formats does Axinom Encoding support?

The supported subtitles formats include WebVTT, TTML, SubRip (SRT), and PAC.

Which packaging formats are used for the output?

The encoded video, audio, and subtitles could be packaged as MPEG DASH, HLS, or CMAF. The exact format is specified in the ContentProcessing section of a job description. Read more about content processing from the respective article.

Can I integrate Axinom Encoding with my existing workflows?

Yes.

One of our key goals for Axinom Encoding is interoperability. Another one is making it super easy for developers to integrate.

Axinom Encoding has a developer-friendly Web API and comes with comprehensive documentation and sample code. It supports standards, like CPIX, to ensure seamless integration. It also supports all major tools and protocols for acquiring source content and delivering the resulting output to its destination.

On top, we offer free evaluation of Axinom Encoding. Give it a try!

What are the phases of encoding?

Processing an encoding job could take minutes or even hours. The job execution happens asynchronously. It involves several distinct phases, such as pre-validation, acquisition, media mapping, encoding, DRM protection, packaging, image extraction, and publishing. Read more about the different phases from the Axinom Encoding Overview article.

Security

I want to provide only certain resolutions for L3 security level. How do I do that?

You could customize it with the Entitlement Message by applying different policies with different Widevine device security levels to different keys. As L3 is the default, you can keep the default Widevine device security level for keys associated with L3 quality levels. Alternatively, you can explicitly specify L3 for reasons of clarity. For the keys that require a security level higher than L3, you need to specify it explicitly. Read about the Entitlement Message here.

Licensing

Can I try out your service free of charge?

Yes. Sign the service evaluation agreement in the My Encoding area to get a free 30-day trial for the Axinom Encoding Cloud product.

How is the price of encoding calculated?

Axinom’s billing model is based on processed minutes. The monthly bill groups the total output minutes by quality groups (SD, HD, UHD1, UHD2) and codecs (e.g. H.264, H.265). The minute price increases with the stream quality. Read more about the billing model or try out the pricing calulator. pricing calculator.