All Plans Include

  • Free test jobs
  • No maximum request limits
  • No file size limits
  • Blazing fast encoding
  • Little to no queue times
  • 24 hour output file hosting
  • Email and Chat support
  • Easy API request builder
  • Upgrade or downgrade anytime

Basic Formats

Transcoding for web, mobile and adaptive streaming

(H.264, WMV, MPEG-4, MP4, HLS, MSS and many more).

Growth

$2000
per month

100,000
minutes of output video included

and just

2¢
each additional minute

Traction

$300
per month

10,000
minutes of output video included

and just

3¢
each additional minute

Launch

$40
per month

1,000
minutes of output video included

and just

4¢
each additional minute

Pay-as-you-go

$0
per month

Pay-as-you-go is a great
option for sites that are
just starting out and
don’t have much video
usage yet. You can
upgrade any time.

5¢
per minute of
output video

Test

Free
test jobs

Just taking it for a spin? Run as many test
encoding jobs as
you need.

  • Outputs are shortened to 5 seconds long.
  • Limited to one concurrent encoding job.
  • Outputs are watermarked.
Enterprise plans as low as 1.25¢ per minute
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  • Free Test Jobs

    Test jobs are free with outputs limited to 5 seconds. This allows you to test and integrate without being charged.

  • Transmuxing (save 75%)

    Transmuxing existing H.264 files for HLS delivery counts as 1/4 regular minutes.

  • High-definition (HD)

    HD minutes (output frame size of 1280x720 or bigger) count as 2 regular minutes.

  • Audio-only

    Audio-only minutes (audio to audio, or video to audio) count as 1/4 regular minutes.

How are file transcoding minutes calculated?

Minutes refers to the length in minutes of an output video. So if you encode the full length of a 10 minute video, your total minutes is 10. If you are using multiple outputs and encode your video into 2 different formats, your total minutes for that encoding job is 20.

How does Zencoder compare to Amazon Elastic Transcoder?

Advanced Formats

Transcoding for high efficiency compression and professional workflows

Advanced codecs
& Formats

  • JPEG 2000
  • HEVC
  • AVCI
  • MPEG-TS

8¢ per minute

Free Upload

Free transfer within
cloud provider’s region

Enterprise plans as low as 5¢ per minute
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  • Free Test Jobs

    Test jobs are free with outputs limited to 5 seconds. This allows you to test and integrate without being charged.

  • Transfer of High-Bitrate Files

    Output files greater than 15 Mbps that are transferred outside the AWS or GCE region used for the transcoding, or to another storage location or service incur a transfer fee of 15c per gigabyte.

  • High-definition (HD) Outputs

    Output sizes between 1280x720 and 2048x1152 count as 2 regular minutes.

    Outputs greater than 2048x1152 count as 8 regular minutes.

  • Frame Rate Multipliers

    0-30 fps count as 1 regular minute.

    31-60 fps count as 2 regular minutes.

    61-90 fps count as 3 regular minutes.

    91-120 fps count as 4 regular minutes.

How are file transcoding minutes calculated?

Minutes refers to the length in minutes of an output video. So if you encode the full length of a 10 minute video, your total minutes is 10. If you are using multiple outputs and encode your video into 2 different formats, your total minutes for that encoding job is 20.

How are minute multipliers applied?

High-definition and/or high frame rate files encoded into one of the advanced formats are counted as multiples of regular minutes. So if you encode your 10-minute video to one MPEG-TS output in HD (1280x720) at 60 fps, the total number of minutes for that job will be 10 x 2 (for HD) x 2 (for fps) = 40 minutes. High frame rate or high resolution video encoded into a Standard format is billed at Standard transcoding rates.