Posted On: Jun 23, 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 Professional tier, WebM outputs can be encoded with Accelerated Transcoding which capitalizes on the scale and flexibility of the Amazon Web Services 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. You can build workflows to generate high-quality video outputs in minutes instead of weeks or months. MediaConvert is easy to use with a pay-as-you-go pricing model, offering a high degree of availability, reliability, and scalability. 

For MediaConvert availability, refer to the Amazon Web Services Region Table. To learn more, please visit our product page