Publish a video


  • The video to publish.
  • A hosting space, where you will put the generated package.

Of course, you don't need to maintain your own webserver, you can just use any web hosting plan or S3 storage.

This remote repositories where your video package will be uploaded by AutoTube will be designated as remote target in this documentation.

Configure a remote target

Reminder: a remote target is where AutoTube will upload your generated video package.

Click on the "Upload Targets", in the File menu:

Download FFmepg

The click on the "+" sign:

Download FFmepg

This will pop up a card:

Download FFmepg

Note that at the right of each field you have a "?" sign, just pass your mouse hover it, and you will have contextual help about the field.

You must select the Type at first. It represents the type of the remote target and/or the protocol used to upload files on the remote server.

Available types are :

  • IPFS
  • SFTP: FTP over SSH
  • Amazon S3 (and compatible)
  • FTP: use ftp at last ressort. This protocol is less secure.

Note that all your configuration will be encrypted with AES 256 using a unique key (generated at first launch).

The "Base URL" represents the public URL to access to your remote target and is used to generate public link to your publication.

Create a new project

On the Files menu, click on "New project":

Create a new project with AutoTube

Then, drag and drop your video on the grayed zone, and you will see the "encoding options" panel.

Encoding options

AutoTube video encoding options

Project name

It's the name of your project. It will be used as folder name for the generated package.
For example, if the project name is "martien2" the public link to your video will be:


By default, the project name is the name of your video file.

Local output path

It's the path where the video package will be generated on your computer. If you want to keep a local version of the package, set it, otherwise a temporary path will be used.

Remote Target

Select here the location where you want to upload the generated video package.


Depending on your config you may have multiple choices for the encoder. Normally you should always have libx264 and if you have a graphic card which support video encoding you may have another one (like h264_nvenc or videotoolbox on macOS).
If you have a hardware encoder (h264_nvenc or videotoolbox), select it, the encoding process will be much faster.


In this section you will configure the 3 streams that AutoTube will produce.
The idea behind producing multiple streams is to be able to propose to each viewer a stream corresponding to its settings, essentially to its available bandwidth.

The config only depends on your needs, your video (frame rate, movements,...) and your targeted audience.
You can use this as base, considering a 24 fps video:

Resolution  Bitrate (Kb/s

Encoding and uploading

Once your config is defined, click on the "Encode and export button":

AutoTube export video

If you have correctly configured your "base URL" setting, if you click on the "watch your video" button, a browser windows will open with your playable video (if you do not set the base_url setting or if it's wrong, just open yourself your browser to the root public URL of your webserver and add the "project_name/" at the end of the URL :

AutoTube default player

As you can see on this screenshot, the default page display HTML code to use in order to embed the player in any web page.