SnapStream Cloud supports direct capture from third-party encoders. For best results, the encoding profile should meet the following parameters:
File container: MPEG-2 Transport Stream or MPEG-4
Video format: H.264
Audio format: AAC (Low Complexity as High Efficiency has issues with social media)
AVC preset: Main or Baseline
AVC Codec Level: 5.1 (***this is not always necessary, but can help if files are getting data but cannot playback***)
GOP size: between .3 and 1 seconds (usually between 10 and 30 frames)
Bitrate: Between 2 and 5 Mbps recommended for most applications; up to 8Mbps for broadcast applications. Lower and higher bitrates are also supported.
IPTV transport: RTMP recommended; for a full list of supported options, see IPTV Formats for SnapStream Cloud
Note: SnapStream Cloud allows for the creation of any number of RTMP endpoints, on the RTMP page of the UI. How different encoders best handle the endpoint addresses can vary; see RTMP Example Configurations for tips on entering the RTMP URL into your encoder settings.