Output File Support

Zencoder creates high quality video outputs for every major device

Adaptive Streaming

Adaptive bitrate streaming is the best way to deliver high quality viewing experience to every viewer, on every device. Zencoder offers solutions for Microsoft Smooth Streaming, MPEG-DASH, and the best solution for HTTP Live Streaming encoding in the cloud. Features include: closed captioning support, 128-bit AES encryption, image support on audio-only tracks, high quality audio encoding, and perfect keyframe placement.

Adaptive Formats: HLS, MSS, MPEG-DASH

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Web Playback

Web video is evolving, so are the tools and techniques for creating the highest quality video for web playback. Pixel by pixel, Zencoder offers the best quality video for Web playback, and provides format support for Flash, Silverlight, and all HTML5 browsers.

Web Codecs: HEVC/H.265, H.264, MPEG-4, Theora, VP9, VP8, VP6, WMV
Web Formats: WebM, FLV, WMV, OGG, 3GP, MP4

Additional Output Features

Device Profiles

Take advantage of presets that target a specific device or a set of devices

Multiple Outputs

Create multiple versions of a video from a single input file


Provide closed captioning for the hearing impaired audience


Change the container format of H.264 files while keeping underlying streams intact (used for HLS and MPEG-DASH).

Advanced Thumbnail Options

  • Generate multiple thumbnails per output
  • Choose thumbnail count, interval, or specific times to get the exact frame distribution
  • Crop, size and pad thumbnail images

Input File Support

Our platform successfully encodes 99.9% of input formats

  • Support nearly every format and codec (See list)
  • Auto rotation for rotated content (including iPhone video)
  • Manual rotation to either forced horizontal or forced vertical
  • Correction for A/V sync issues
  • High quality deinterlacing
  • Improved support for format edge cases (like Quicktime edit Lists)
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Quality & Manipulation

Video Quality Features

Zencoder's advanced quality features mean high quality video has never been easier. Read about delivering the best online video experience every time.

  • Advanced rate control
  • Flexible bit rate control: VBR, CBR, ABR, Constant Quality
  • 1 and 2-pass encoding
  • High Definition (HD) and Ultra High Definition (UHD) encoding
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) with BT2020 color space and 10-bit depth
  • High Definition (HD) encoding
  • High fidelity video scaler
  • Normalize anamorphic pixels
  • Advanced keyframe options
  • High quality frame rate conversion with blending and duplication
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Video & Audio Manipulation

Zencoder gives you the tools to adjust and edit video on the fly

  • Full resolution control: resize, crop, letterbox and more
  • Adjustable aspect ratio of the output video
  • Video filters: rotate, denoise, deinterlace, sharpen, autolevel, deblock
  • Audio controls: normalize, gain, equalize, fade-in, fade-out, karaoke, advanced audio levels control
  • Time cropping (subclips)
  • Advanced audio resampling
  • Conditional outputs (min/max size and duration)
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Platform & Security

Platform Scaling & Reliability

Zencoder platform is always the right size and available to our customers 24/7

  • Automatic scaling
  • Unlimited scalability
  • Under 10-second median queue times
  • Over 99.9% encoding success rate
  • SLA 99.9% uptime guarantee
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Globally Distributed

Transcode your audio or video files in the AWS region closest to your files for faster delivery.
(Transcoding on Google Compute Engine (GCE) is now in public Beta. Learn more.)

  • US East (Northern Virginia)
  • US West (Oregon)
  • US West (Northern California)
  • EU (Ireland)
  • Asia Pacific (Singapore)
  • Asia Pacific (Sydney)
  • Asia Pacific (Tokyo)
  • South America (Sao Paulo)
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Security & DRM

We offer advanced security features to protect your valuable content

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Account & Integration

API & Integration

Zencoder provides a simple API for fast, scalable, high-quality video encoding

  • Secure HTTP REST API
  • Free test jobs and mock jobs
  • Integration code libraries
  • Thorough API documentation
  • API Request Builder
  • Real-time progress
  • Job complete notifications
  • Request and notification history
  • JSON and XML supported
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File Transfer

We support all the major transfer protocols and accelerated file transfer

  • Incoming: HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, FTPS, SFTP From: customer's server, Amazon S3, GCS, Rackspace CloudFiles
  • Outgoing: FTP, FTPS, SFTP To: customer's server, Amazon S3, GCS, Rackspace CloudFiles, all CDNs, syndication points
  • Accelerated: Aspera, AWS Direct Connect, AWS physical import, multiple TCP connections
  • Limited-duration file hosting
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Account Features

Manage your account and encoding jobs with Zencoder's powerful dashboard

  • Powerful web dashboard
  • Real-time reporting
  • Live chat & email support
  • Encoding experts on staff
  • Volume discounts
  • Upgrade or downgrade at any time
  • Annual contracts available
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