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

File transcoding for web, mobile and adaptive streaming

(H.264, HEVC/H.265, WMV, MPEG-4, MP4, HLS, MPEG-DASH, MSS, VP9 and many more).


per month

minutes of output video included

and just

each additional minute


per month

minutes of output video included

and just

each additional minute


per month

minutes of output video included

and just

each additional minute


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.

per minute of
output video


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.
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Sounds great, now what?
  • 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 or MPEG-DASH delivery counts as 1/4 regular minutes.

  • Audio-only

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

  • Standard-definition (SD)

    Each SD minute (output frame size under 1280x720) counts as 1 regular minute.

  • High-definition (HD)

    Each HD minute (output frame size of 1280x720 to 2048x1080) counts as 2 regular minutes.


    Each UHD minute (output frame size above 2048x1080 and up to 4096x2160) counts 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.

About Framerates

SD and HD outputs are limited to 240 fps (frames per second). UHD outputs are limited to 60 fps. Input frame rates are not limited, so you can have a 4K 1000 fps file as an input, but it will be limited to 240 fps as an SD or HD output, and 60 fps as a UHD output.

What happens if I use more minutes than are included in my plan?

Minutes beyond those included in the plan will be charged at the rates listed above. For your protection, each package also has a monthly maximum. If you exceed this value in a given month, the account will be suspended until you upgrade to a higher plan or contact support.

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