Cloud video transcoding

Advanced encoding service for video websites and applications

Easily scale your video processing workflows with our detailed API, developed to improve the speed, flexibility, and reliability of your solution. Whether you are building a large scale OTT app, or the next social media network, our video services can help you take your performance to the next level in just a few simple steps.

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Video transcoding

How our VOD transcoding works

Source Videos

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Your Audience

Playback on any device

Encoding optimization

Scene-based encoding optimization powered by machine learning

Our Per-Title Encoding technology analyzes your video across hundreds of parameters and performs a custom transcode to create the highest quality video file at the lowest possible size.

Videos load faster
Lower bandwidth costs
Lower storage costs

Video transcoding formats

Any video format and codec,
including MP4, AVI, MOV, MKV, HLS, MPEG 2 (TS & PS), MXF, ASF, ProRes, XDCAM, DNx, MPEG1, M4A, M4V, F4V, F4A, M4B, M4R, FLV, VOB, 3GP, 3GP2, and many more.
Learn more about our video formats and codecs.
Video Formats


Per-Title encoding
Reduce file size without losing video quality with our AI-powered codec optimization algorithm.
Smart adaptive-bitrate ladder
Generate an individual bitrate ladder for each individual HLS, DASH, and CMAF video automatically based on machine learning-driven suggestions.
Audio normalization
Brings the high and low frequencies into an appropriate range to improve the overall user experience for viewers.
Video clips
Cut sections of any video to create a separate video clip for the specified segment.
Subtitles and closed captions
Copy closed-captions from original video or add new subtitles from existing text files like SRT.
Choose any part of the video to output a single image or an interval of time to create a carousel for the timeline, including VTT files or other sprites.
Generate playable GIF images from any part of an existing video file.
Add your own image to any position of the video with customizable transparency.
HTTP Callbacks (webhooks)
Automatically receive event updates on each part of the transcoding process to any URL you specify.
Guard your videos from unauthorized sharing by encrypting them using Widevide, Playready and Fairplay standards.
AES Encryption
Use the Advanced Encryption Standard feature as a simple approach to shield your video files from piracy.
New formats & codecs
Transcode video files into the most popular formats like MP4, HLS, MPEG-DASH, WEBM, and compress them using codecs like H.264 (AVC1), H.265 (HEVC), LCEVC, VP8, VP9, and AV1.
Video metadata
Pull the metadata from any video, including framerate, bitrate, format, duration, timecode, audio channels and more.
High resolution content
Create UHD resolutions from 4K to 8K, and everything in between for display in standardized and custom aspect ratios.
VR content
Transcode ultra-high quality video for virtual reality with frames up to 8K and beyond, while maintaining all the necessary tags for seamless playback.
Stitch videos together
Take clips from various part of a single video, or from multiple video files, and combine them all together into a single output file.
Robust UI and API

Robust UI and API

Start transcoding your videos in just a few simple steps. Our intuitive API and SDKs, combined with our UI, make it easier than ever to build your own cloud video service.

Our robust API allows more advanced users to customize every element of their output videos to fit their exact needs.

Transcoding Demo

Choose our demo file
1080 Sample (Qencode) 1920 x 1080 / 800 MB / 00:50 / MOV / ProRes / 24 FPS HD
Big Buck Bunny 1920 x 1080 / 339 MB / 10:34 / MP4 / H.264 / 60 FPS HD
4K Sample (Qencode) 3840 x 2160 / 3.12 GB / 00:50 / MOV / ProRes / 24 FPS 4K
Tears of Steel 1920 x 800 / 557 MB / 12:14 / MOV / H.264 / 24 FPS HD
Sintel 1280 x 544 / 643 MB / 14:48 / MKV / H.264 / 24 FPS SD
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Video File Transcoding pricing

Minutes of source video:
Total Cost:
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Total Cost:
* Volume discounts are available.
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Enterprise discounts are available.
Let's discuss enterprise pricing discounts.
Resolution Standard HEVC/VP9 AV1
SD (less than 960×720)
0 - 691199 pixels
$0.005 $0.01 $0.30
HD (2160 x 1080)
691200 - 2332800 pixels
$0.01 $0.02 $0.60
1440 (2880 x 1440)
2332801 - 4147200 pixels
$0.025 $0.05 $1.20
4K (4096 x 2048)
4147201 - 8388608 pixels
$0.045 $0.09 $2.40
5K (5120 x 2560)
8388609 - 13107200 pixels
$0.08 $0.17
6K (6144 x 3072)
13107201 - 18874368 pixels
$0.12 $0.25
7K (7168 x 3584)
18874361 - 25690112 pixels
$0.16 $0.33
8K (8192 x 4096)
25690113 - 33554432 pixels
$0.22 $0.47
Repack $0.002
Audio $0.001
Gif $0.002
Multiplier for larger source bitrates +25% for each 50 mbps over 50mbps
Multiplier for presets (slow) $0.001
Multiplier for presets (very slow) $0.002
Send to multiple destinations $0.001 for each additional destination
Repack container $0.001 per GB
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Encryption & DRM

DRM (Digital Rights Management) allows you to control who is able to view your videos using encryption layers which prevent piracy and unauthorized use.

Qencode has full integrations with the top DRM providers in the world.

Creates protection layer to prevent unauthorized use of content
Easily integrated into your transcoding workflow
Prevents piracy by making it difficult to illegally share content
Scale your video content delivery
Live transcoding of RTMP, WebRTC, and SRT

Live transcoding of RTMP, WebRTC, and SRT

Deliver high quality video streams globally

Reach viewers around the world at resolutions up to 4K.

Simulcast streams to multiple social video channels or destinations

Live stream your broadcasts simultaneously to multiple destinations, including social video platforms like YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Get stream information in real-time

Real-time statistics on stream performance so you can easily track stream health, playback, and bandwidth usage.

All about video encoding

Video transcoding is used for converting video files of any codec or format, into specialized output formats that are with digital delivery on the internet. This helps standardize your output videos, reduce file size and increase playback reliability.

New media formats are developed regularly, while codecs are optimized and expanded upon. We stay on top of the latest updates in video technology and update existing features on a monthly basis to provide additional performance and customization.

Since, encoding media at scale can be computationally intensive and highly irregular, using an on-demand cloud API allows you to build scalable video applications with ease. By leveraging the wide range of features available, you can add thumbnails, subtitles, encryption, watermarks and hundreds of customizable parameters.


Transcode your videos simultaneously at high-speeds.
Easily scale video transcoding that converts multiple videos in parallel, providing consistent speeds no matter the load at all hours of the day.
Scale your video content delivery
Security & Reliability

Security & Reliability

Secure and reliable encoding infrastructure.
Leave the maintenance and spike management to Qencode, as we work with you to develop powerful workflows with confidence.
Build your own custom video workflow

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