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Run Bitmovin Encoding on your own Infrastructure

Bitmovin dynamically scales worker nodes in your cloud environment on AWS, Azure or GCP. Reduce costs and use VOD encoding to satisfy your committed contracts.

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Benefits of running on your own cloud infrastructure

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Go from 1 encoding per day to 1000s of encodings with Bitmovin’s cloud native and cloud agnostic job scheduling. Join the world’s biggest M&E brands running Bitmovin on your own cloud infrastructure.

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Multi-cloud deployments have an inherent advantage for critical workflows. Free your team from operational responsibilities without the cost, risk or complexity that comes with managing and running your own datacenter.

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Accelerate your encodings by orders of magnitude and maximize efficiency with the latest server generations taking advantage of spot instances and horizontal scaling.

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How we do it

Cloud Connect pricing

Combined with buying via the respective cloud marketplace you can shift up to 75% of the service price to your EDP on AWS, Azure or GCP. The general pricing works the same as for Managed Cloud. The difference is in the more beneficial cost structure which is shown in the example below.

Pricing example

Assuming you are a medium-sized media company paying $100k for managed Encoding Services. With Bitmovin Cloud Connect + Marketplace you can reduce that cost to $75k. You can then shift $50k of that to your cloud bill. Only $25k remain as Bitmovin service costs.


Current costs for
Managed Encoding


Costs with Bitmovin
Cloud Connect +


Savings with Bitmovin
Cloud Connect +

Buying options:

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Technical Setup

Everything can be done via the Dashboard with supporting documentation for AWS, Azure and GCP available.

Tutorial explaining how to set up Bitmovin Encoding on AWS infrastructure

Tutorial explaining how to set up Bitmovin Encoding on Azure Cloud infrastructure

Tutorial explaining how to set up Bitmovin Encoding on Google Cloud infrastructure

Frequently asked questions

Can I use Bitmovin to burn down my committed spend with a cloud provider?

Yes. By purchasing Bitmovin VOD Encoding through your preferred cloud provider’s marketplace and using Cloud Connect, your video encoding will utilize your own cloud resources and apply to any committed spending you have with that provider.

Can I use my cloud credits for encoding?

Yes. By purchasing Bitmovin VOD Encoding through the cloud marketplace of your choice and using Cloud Connect, you can utilize any existing cloud credits you have to cover or offset your encoding costs. 

Can I still use Bitmovin’s Per-Title and 3-pass encoding with Cloud Connect?

Yes. You can still take advantage of all of Bitmovin’s encoding enhancements and advanced codec support when using Cloud Connect. The only difference is that the encoding jobs run within your private cloud environment. 

Do you also provide a managed service?

Yes. If you don’t manage your own cloud deployments or prefer to run your encoding jobs on Bitmovin’s infrastructure, our managed service is still available. We can handle the complexity, scheduling and resource management for you, allowing you to focus on your own products and platform. 

Can I deploy on-premises?

No, not currently. Bitmovin VOD Encoding is a cloud-native solution that is highly optimized to leverage the scalability and power of the cloud with dynamic resource management and parallel computing.

How is my content secured?

With Cloud Connect, all of your content remains within your cloud account and all encoding jobs are performed there. Once Cloud Connect is configured, Bitmovin will only have limited access to run API calls for encoding tasks. This can be easily managed, edited or revoked at any time from your Bitmovin dashboard.

Get started easily with our VOD Encoding Wizard and get access to 2000 free encoding minutes monthly

Built by and for developers

Developer resources to get started quickly, APIs & documentation to integrate easily.

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final var startEncodingRequest = new StartEncodingRequest();

final var dashManifestResource = new ManifestResource();

final var hlsManifestResource = new ManifestResource();

bitmovinApi.encoding.encodings.start(encoding.getId(), startEncodingRequest);


Simplifying encoding workflows through our innovation

Cloud Scalability

Scale with efficiency and sustainability in mind with our cloud-native encoding service. Adapt to changing demand with no idle infrastructure and no fixed cost.

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Per-title Encoding

Efficiently encode video, maintaining the highest visual quality with a customized adaptive bitrate ladder.

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Multi-pass Encoding

Ensure crystal-clear quality and maximize video processing efficiency through the Bitmovin VOD Encoder’s multi-pass encoding capabilities.

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Split and Stitch

Unlock the quickest asset turnaround times and unrivaled video compression efficiency with Bitmovin’s split and stitch technology, revolutionizing how companies deliver high-definition content seamlessly.

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The next generation video codec that can deliver stunning 4K video over connections that are limited to SD with older codecs.

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Purchase options

We offer a number of flexible ways to try our products, directly from Bitmovin or from one of the following marketplaces:

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The right partners
for every workflow

The Bitmovin VOD Encoder is integrated with trusted industry partners, providing seamless integration for Digital Rights Management (DRM) and Forensic Watermarking to Server-Side Ad Insertion and CDNs.

With this collaborative approach, Bitmovin empowers development teams to get to market faster, helping keep their content secure, maximizing ROI and streaming worldwide.

Related content

Case study


Transforming global news delivery with lightning-fast encoding, streaming, and top-notch quality

“Bitmovin’s product suite ensures we have the agility we need to deliver high-quality streams at speed and scale to our global audience. Speed is especially important to us because news is at the heart of our business model and there’s always a story breaking at any time. Bitmovin’s VOD encoding is the fastest on the market which means we can have VOD assets ready to go in seconds. Additionally, the Bitmovin Player ensures our audience can enjoy streams in the highest-quality while Bitmovin Analytics works tirelessly in the background to pinpoint issues before they impact the viewer. Bitmovin is an invaluable technology partner and their solutions have transformed our video streaming workflows.”
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Stephan Zech Executive Director, BILD Video/TV Business
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Delivering top-quality content without compromising bandwidth with Bitmovin’s 3-pass encoding

“We are not willing to compromise the visual integrity of our content and we hold ourselves to strict perception-quality standards. Bitmovin’s renowned 3-Pass encoding exceeded our expectations and is ensuring that high perceptual quality can still be delivered while streaming at optimal bandwidth levels.”
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Lucas Stephanou Video Platform Product Owner, Globo
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Easel TV

Leveraging Bitmovin, Easel TV reduced latency by 94% and sped up content delivery by 93%

“At Easel TV, we enable our clients to easily and quickly implement and launch end-to-end streaming services. With Bitmovin’s VOD and Live Encoder, we are able to make content available in the highest quality, available 93% faster and reduce latency by 94%, which is vital for live sport streams. With Bitmovin’s extensive feature set and a clear roadmap, we can offer our clients the latest functionality while setting them up for the future. Bitmovin has become an essential and seamless part of our video workflow.”
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Bill Scott COO & Co-founder of Easel TV
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Enhancing the National Rugby Leagues video workflow to boost efficiency and resolve issues

“When working with video content from varying sources that needs to be published online (live, near-live or on-demand content), every workflow, metadata layer and media processing step adds time and complexity getting content to the audience. By combining Dalet Flex and the Bitmovin solutions we have been able to reduce complexity and issues, optimizing inefficient steps while successfully accelerating our online delivery workflows.”
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Quanah McBride Head of Digital Media Operations The National Rugby League
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