Posted On: Jun 4, 2020

AWS Elemental MediaConvert now offers the ability to encode WebM outputs using VP8 or VP9 video with Vorbis or Opus audio. This addition gives you greater choice when selecting a format for distributing video for browser-based and mobile device playback.

VP8 and VP9 encoding are available in both the MediaConvert Basic and Professional pricing tiers. In the Basic Tier, pricing starts at $0.0135/min. In the Professional tier, WebM outputs are can be encoded with Accelerated Transcoding which capitalizes on the scale and flexibility of the AWS cloud to optimally divide a video source into smaller segments for faster parallel processing. Both the VP8 and VP9 codecs are available in Multi-Pass or Multi-Pass HQ quality modes, allowing you to pick the most cost-effective quality level for your use case. For details on VP8 and VP9 pricing, please visit the MediaConvert pricing page.

With MediaConvert, audio and video providers can easily and reliably transcode on-demand content for broadcast and multiscreen delivery. MediaConvert functions independently or as part of AWS Media Services, a family of services that form the foundation of cloud-based workflows and offer the capabilities needed to transport, transcode, package, and deliver audio and video.

Visit the AWS region table for a full list of AWS Regions where MediaConvert is available. To learn more about MediaConvert, please visit our product page.