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Figure 3-7. Encoding options on encoding.com
As you can see, bitsontherun.com is much more simplistic when creating
encoding settings by providing basic options, as shown in Figure 3-8. If you
want to have more control over the compression options for your video, then
encoding.com and zencoder.com will provide the best options. If you simply
want to encode video and not worry about the various compression options,
then bitsontherun.com is the best option. Hosted encoding solutions provide the
best solution if you do not have a very powerful machine and want to encode
video quickly, or if you have a mass amount of video to encode. The presets
available on the hosted solutions are also constantly refined and tuned.
The downside to using a hosted solution is that you pay based on how much
you upload and download, and in the case of zencoder.com, you pay based on
how many hours of video you encode.