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An encoding job is the process of taking an input video or audio file and converting it to one or more output formats. You can start an encoding job through the API or using the Request Builder in your account. In the encoding process, Zencoder first downloads the input file from wherever it is hosted. We then convert the file to the specified output settings and upload the output files to either our own servers, or to a specific location that you set (often the same hosting server as the input file).