The key concept to understanding Flip service is Factory, which is a container for elements essential to the transcoding process:
- your encoding profiles - they define the output files the Flip service is producing
- your encoding jobs - actual processing of the files you submit to Flip Service
- your storage settings - where the processed outputs should be delivered
You can think of Factory as a way to group your encoding jobs and profiles based on some criteria, e.g. production vs. testing environment or the client to which the content is delivered. Before you can start processing any media you need to create a Factory.