We always recommend to make use of the special tags `
STABLE` and `
BETA` when configuring your encoding workflows, as this allows you to automatically make use of the latest improvements in performance and stability and benefit from the latest bug fixes.
For your production workflow, we recommend using `
For your development and staging workflows, it is good practice to run encodes using `
BETA` to ensure that brand new versions still perform your encodings as expected, before that version becomes the next `
To check what versions are currently tagged as `
STABLE` or `
BETA`, and what features and fixes they contain, please go to <https://bitmovin.com/docs/encoding/releases/encoder>.
For more details about the encoder lifecycle, check <https://bitmovin.com/docs/encoding/articles/bitmovin-encoder-lifecycle>.