Configure "Manual" Mode
The Manual configuration Mode offers flexibility and lets you define your own settings (instead of using our predefined best practice settings).
You can use any or all of the following three settings to personalize your manifests:
- Preferred Bitrate (kbps): This option
allows you to control which media playlist (the
#EXT-X-STREAM-INFtag) is listed first in the manifest. Specify a desired bitrate (in kbps). The playlist that matches closest to this bitrate value—within a tolerance of ±100 kbps—is listed first. All other playlists maintain their current position in the manifest.Note: If you are also including one or both of the "filter in" options, the Preferred Bitrate is picked from the final list of filtered bitrates after these operations are applied.
- Bitrates to Keep (Filter IN): Input a comma-separated list of individual bitrate values, in kbps (100,200,400) to use in the manifest (or filter in, if you're using additional Manual Mode options). Only media playlists within a tolerance of ± 100 kbps of the specified bitrates are kept in the manifest.
- Bitrates within Ranges to Keep (Filter
IN): Input a comma-separated list of bitrate ranges, in kbps (100-400,1000-3000) to
use with the manifest (or filter in, if you're using additional Manual Mode options). Only
media playlists within the specified bitrate ranges are kept in the
manifest.Note: You can set open ended ranges ("1000-") to set a starting bitrate range with no end.
Manual Mode examples
Below are a few use case examples of this functionality.
1000 kbps (or the bitrate closest to it, within a tolerance of ±100 kbps) is set as the first bitrate in the master manifest file.