Reduce Elastic Transcoder
costs with these tips

These proven tips can save you up to 30% on AWS costs!

* Savings are averaged out across customers & services

Amazon Elastic Transcoder cost saving tips Optimize your Amazon Elastic Transcoder costs with these tips


Migrate to MediaConvert

Migrate from Elastic Transcoder to AWS Elemental MediaConvert, which has more features and flexibility. Pay only for what you use.


Monitor Usage tightly

Monitor Elastic Transcoder jobs and pipelines to properly size resources. Right-sizing prevents overprovisioning and reduces costs.


Use presets & profiles

Use presets and profiles in Elastic Transcoder to standardize workflows. This cuts down encoding time and costs via batch processing.

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“We found that our AWS costs were spiraling out of control. Following Alex his advice we were able to save 60% on costs without compromising performance!”

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About Alex I am your AWS cost saving guru, ready to slash your AWS costs!

As a CTO at various start-ups and scale-ups, I've seen too often how AWS costs can sneak up on you. It used to be something we'd only think about when there was a problem—either it wasn't working like we needed it to, or the expenses were through the roof. I took my know-how in AWS and made it my goal to change that. Now, I use a simple rule to make a big impact: focus on the few changes that make the biggest difference in cutting costs.

I look at your AWS bills with a fine-tooth comb and find where you can save money without losing performance. It's about being smart with your resources and making sure AWS works for you, not against you. By doing this, I help your teams do more with less, and make sure we keep your cloud spending in check.

About Amazon Elastic Transcoder Service information & pricing

About Amazon Elastic Transcoder

Amazon Elastic Transcoder is a cloud-based service for media file conversion into multiple formats for different devices. It’s user-friendly, scalable, needs no infrastructure management, and handles large media volumes. Pricing depends on output media length with no minimum volumes or long-term contracts. It integrates with other AWS services like S3, CloudFront, and Glacier, ensuring security.

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Amazon Elastic Transcoder pricing

Amazon Elastic Transcoder uses a pay-per-use pricing model, with rates based on content duration and resolution. No minimum fee is levied, and partial minutes are rounded up. High definition (HD) output costs double the rate of standard definition (SD) output, while audio-only content costs less than a third of the SD rate. Amazon S3 storage and transfer charges are separate. A monthly free usage tier includes 20 minutes of audio-only, SD, and 10 minutes of HD output. Extra usage incurs charges.

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