Advanced Configuration Options

Adaptive Media’s advanced configuration options are available in System Settings. Open the Control Panel and go to ConfigurationSystem Settings, then select the Collaboration tab. There are two configurations for Adaptive Media: Adaptive Media and Adaptive Media Image.

The Adaptive Media configuration affects all virtual instances and is related to Adaptive Media’s asynchronous processing. These values can be modified to improve performance for specific scenarios or use cases. The following configuration options are available:

  • Max Processes: The maximum number of processes for generating adapted media. The default value is 5.

  • Core Processes: The number of processes always available for generating adapted media. The default value is 2. This setting can’t exceed the Max processes setting.

The Adaptive Media Image configuration can be different for each virtual instance. The following configuration options are available:

  • Supported MIME Types: A list of the image MIME types that Adaptive Media supports. If an image is uploaded and its MIME type isn’t in this list, Adaptive Media ignores the image. By default, this list contains many common MIME types.

  • Gifsicle: To scale animated GIFs, Adaptive Media uses an external tool called Gifsicle. First install Gifsicle on the server, ensure that it’s on the PATH environment variable, and then click the box next to Gifsicle Enabled. If Gifsicle isn’t installed and image/gif is included as a supported MIME type, Adaptive Media scales only one frame of the GIF, making a static GIF.

  • Max Image Size: Maximum size of the source images that Adaptive Media can use to generate adapted images. Adaptive Media will not generate adapted images for source images larger than this setting. The default value is 10 MB. To generate adapted images for all source images regardless of size, set this to -1. Since generating adapted images from large source images requires significant amounts of memory, you can specify a lower Max Image Size to avoid out of memory errors.

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