Launch Your First Job

Get ready to experience the full potential of distributed computing! In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of launching a computing job using your freshly created ByteNite account.

We'll start with the basics: a simple computing job with preset parameters that we've configured for you. Of course, you're free to customize it to suit your specific needs.

Encoding a video

Let's begin by transcoding the video "Big Buck Bunny" into Standard Dimension H.264, one of the most widely supported formats for online streaming. Here are the details of the video you're about to compress:

File NameSizeDurationResolutionFrames per Second
bbb.mp4673 MB10'35"3840 x 2160 p60fps

To get started, navigate to the Computing Platform:

A. Launching on the Computing Platform

  1. Open the Computing Platform and click on "New Job"
    Locate the button on the top right of the Video Encoding page.
New Job Button
  1. Select "Big Buck Bunny" from the sample videos.
    This will be your source video. By default, the encoded video is stored in a temporary location (see the "Temporary bucket" default option for the Destination field).
    You can give your job a name, such as the one below.
Job Name
Input Source and Destination
  1. Select a preset from the list.
    In this step, you can pick from a variety of encoding parameter configurations ("presets") tailored to different use cases and requirements.
  1. Skip the video encoding parameters in the outputs section.
    The template you selected in the previous step has already populated the parameters in this section. Simply click "Next" to continue to the next page.
  2. Start your job!
    Arrive at the Review page and click "Start job" when you're ready.
Review - Price Estimate
Review - Start Job Button


Congratulations! You've successfully launched your first video encoding job with ByteNite!

Now, you can monitor your job's progress in the Job Queue section at the top of your encoding page.

Job Queue

Wait for your job to complete (refresh the page if needed). This should only take a few minutes! Once done, you'll find your completed job in the Job History section. To view your encoded video, expand the job item in the history view and click the download button.

Job History

You're now prepared to explore the Video Encoding Guides, where you can discover all the functionalities of our video encoding application.

B. Launching via API

The same video encoding job can be initiated via our API. For detailed instructions, refer to our Video Encoding guides.