When converting animated GIFs to MP4 format and when used in conjunction with the level parameter, the profile parameter controls which features the video encoder can use based on a target class of application for decoding the specific video bitstream.



Allowed values

baselineThe profile recommended for video conferencing and mobile applications. (Default)
mainThe profile recommended for standard-definition broadcasts.
highThe profile recommended for high-definition broadcasts.


If either profile or level parameters are missing, profile=baseline&level=3.0 will be used as the default.


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Example usageDescription
?format=mp4&profile=high&level=5.0Convert the source animated GIF to MP4 format and select the high profile with a level of 5.0

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