Pay only for what you use.

There is no minimum.

Live transcoding pricing is calculated on a sliding scale, based on the number of transcoding hours used each month. As usage accrues, customers automatically move down the pricing scale.

For example, 1,001 hours of transcoding in one month will be
billed as (50 x $10) + (450 x $7) + (500 x $5) + (1 x $4).

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How are Live Transcoding hours calculated?

Both input* and output streams are used to determine hours used. For example, a one hour event encoded in 4 renditions (2 RTMP + 2 HLS) counts as 5 hours of encoding (1 input + 4 output).

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*Input hours start accruing with the start of a job, whether or not video is being streamed to Zencoder.

Transmuxed renditions are billed at ¼ of the price. Transmuxing repackages streams into another container format for segmented playback, without re-encoding the file.

Things to Know

HD input and output renditions (resolutions equal to or greater than 1280x720) are billed at a rate of 2x. For example, a one hour HD input stream encoded into one HD output stream will be charged as 4 hours of encoding.

Transmux only and audio only (audio to audio or video to audio) jobs are billed at a rate of 1/4x.

Files archived from live streams are billed as transfer at 1/4x file transcoding rates.

VOD files transcoded from archived Live events are billed at file transcoding rates.

Each input stream may have a maximum duration of up to 18 hours. The service is not available for 24x7 live streaming.

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