Validators tell the engine whether the transcoding process should start or not based on the status of the audio and video track.
Transcoder.into(filePath) .setValidator(validator) // ...
This can be used, for example, to:
Validators should implement the
validate(TrackStatus, TrackStatus) and inspect the status for video
and audio tracks. When
false is returned, transcoding will complete with the
SUCCESS_NOT_NEEDED status code.
The TrackStatus enum contains the following values:
||This track was absent in the source file.|
||This track is about to be copied as-is in the target file.|
||This track is about to be processed and compressed in the target file.|
||This track will be removed in the target file.|
TrackStatus value depends on the track strategy that was used.
We provide a few validators that can be injected for typical usage.
This is the default validator and it returns true when any of the track is
In the other cases, transcoding is typically not needed so we abort the operation.
This validator always returns true and as such will always write to target file, no matter the track status, presence of tracks and so on. For instance, the output container file might have no tracks.
A Validator that gives priority to the video track. Transcoding will not happen if the video track does not need it, even if the audio track might need it. If reducing file size is your only concern, this can avoid compressing files that would not benefit so much from compressing the audio track only.