Encoding Documentation

Get Started

Ready to get started? We have the perfect tutorial for you to provide you all the basic information about our encoding service and a step by step guide to get some streams up and running quickly.

We recommend that you check out our getting started guide which helps you setup adaptive bitrate streaming with MPEG-DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) and HLS (Apple HTTP Live Streaming). It’s a general guide that shows you everything from encoding to playback.

Frequently Asked Questions

If things are unclear it’s always good to take a look at our frequently asked questions. If you don’t see your question here, feel free to contact our support for direct help.


Our tutorials help users to learn how to use our encoding service and also provide step by step instructions for advanced encoding configurations. A good start are the following two tutorials that provide an overview of Video on Demand and Live encoding with our encoding service.


Our encoding service can be fully controlled through our API clients or the REST API. This allows you to integrate the bitmovin encoding seamlessly into your workflows.

The best place to get started with the API is our encoding API documentation overview. It provides an overview about our API Clients and the general behaivor of our REST API.

Release Notes

We are continuously improving our service based on your input. Every time when we release a new version we update our release notes to let you know what happens behind the curtains.


If you get stuck at some point you can always contact us directly. In your account you can send us an email through the support section or contact us on every page through the question mark symbol at the bottom right directly.

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