You shouldn't have to be a video engineer to build compelling video experiences into your product. We take care of all the complexity around transcoding, and compressing your content into formats optimized for Adaptative Bitrate Streaming (ABR) so that your videos look their best, no matter what sort of connection your viewers are on.
From 240p to 4K
Classic or 360 video
Outstanding Encoding Performance
The following test was last performed on 22 October 2022 using this benchmark.
The source code for the test is available here.
|First encoded quality||4.98s||5.59s||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|All qualities encoded||9.00s||28.82s||47.78s||32.26s||135.76s|
*n/a: the information is not provided by the service
Access your videos in seconds
A codec's job is to compress and decompress video files. Our API is getting the most out of videos in the smallest possible amount of space. api.video supports videos in nearly all codecs and formats (including, webm, mp4 h.264, h.265, .mov, .avi). api.video keeps the complexities of streaming media hidden from view, so you can rapidly develop apps with as much control as you need. This saves time and effort so developers can concentrate on making the product.
Resolution & Bitrate
api.video transcodes video to the following qualities by default.
|Resolution||FPS||Video Bitrate||Audio Bitrate|
|240p||18||250 KBPS||96 KBPS|
|360p||25||800 KBPS||128 KBPS|
|480p||25||1400 KBPS||128 KBPS|
|720p||25||2600 KBPS||128 KBPS|
|1080p||30||4400 KBPS||128 KBPS|
|4K||60||16000 KBPS||128 KBPS|
Instant Video Encoding
We run all our own infrastructure in order to squeeze the best performance out of each stage of the video pipeline. Our encoding times are the fastest in the industry, so you'll never be waiting around for your videos to encode.