Account Configuration

Before using Backlot, we recommend that you choose encodings, decide who can access Backlot, and set account metadata.

Before using Backlot:

  • Determine your encodings—each transcoded file (specified by video bit rate, content width, audio bit rate, and delivery method) is called an encoding. When setting up your account, it is important to determine the encodings that are right for your applications. If you haven't already determined your encodings, see Transcoding Setup.
  • Decide how to manage your users—if your account supports it and multiple people will be managing Backlot content and analytics, you can assign different roles to different users. For more information, see Managing Users.