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Live Encoding

Delivering resilient and consistent, high-quality live streaming experiences

Stream resilient live experiences with Bitmovin’s Live Encoder, enabling you to ingest your RTMP/s, SRT, or Zixi inputs, generate packaged HLS and DASH outputs and ensure scalable, high-quality delivery to the widest range of devices and platforms.

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Event-based and
24/7 live streaming

Empower your team and users to stream live events, user-generated content, or 24/7 channels effortlessly, anytime, anywhere with our robust Live Encoder and flexible live pools.

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Monetize
live content

Monetize your live content effectively with our SCTE-35 support and integrated partner solutions, transforming broadcasts into profitable revenue streams.

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Live streaming
at scale

How Bitmovin’s Live Encoder delivers

Bitmovin Live Encoder
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Live Encoding and packaging for Digital Platforms

Ingest your live event content into our encoder using either single or dual (main and backup) RTMP, SRT, or Zixi feeds. Bitmovin then encodes and packages the content on the fly, preparing HLS and DASH outputs for global delivery over the internet. Our powerful solution equips live streaming platforms and service providers with the essential tools to deliver superior, world-class experiences.

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With our deep industry expertise, we’ve designed the Bitmovin Live Encoder to excel in delivering resilient and reliable streams on your platform, ensuring superior video and audio quality. We offer comprehensive APIs for experienced professionals, with an intuitive setup wizard, and a plethora of code examples and templates to get you started. Elevate your live streaming experience with our Live Encoder today.

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Flexible deployments, with scalable pricing

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The Bitmovin Live Encoder is deployed in every major cloud, such as AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, and Akamai, and can operate within customer-owned accounts to reduce the total cost of ownership and help you burn down commits without adding additional cost. Alternatively, for those seeking to alleviate the burden of managing cloud infrastructure, our Managed SaaS solution offers a stress-free option to easily get up and live streaming

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Scaling up and down in global cloud environments, allowing customers to have access to a high quality live encoder for events, no matter the location and scale. Supporting 50 concurrent events one day, and 5 the next – no problem. With flexible payment packages to suit your business needs, you only pay for what you use.

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Content security is vital for any business where video is distributed over the open internet and carries a high monetary value. Protect your live streams with Hollywood grade DRM integrations.

Get started easily with our Live Encoding wizard and get access to 360 free live encoding minutes monthly

Monetizing Live Streams

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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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Bitmovin Live Encoder capabilities

Live Encoding HDDesigned to meet the needs of the
majority production workflows.
Custom Live ConfigurationsFor edge use cases or driving new
innovation and technologies forward.
PricingSimple and predictable pricingComplex and customised pricing
BillingFixed effective hourly rate billed per minuteBilled using the Billable Minutes methodology
Cloud ProvidersAkamai Connected Cloud, AWS,
Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud
Akamai Connected Cloud, AWS,
Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud
Deployment optionsManaged Cloud, Cloud Connect and HybridManaged Cloud, Cloud Connect and Hybrid
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Input ProtocolsRTMP (main & backup) SRT (main & backup)RTMP (main & backup) SRT (main & backup) and Zixi
Input ResolutionsFull HD (1920 x 1200)Any resolution
Output Video CodecsH.264H.264, H.265 and VP9
Maximum Output Frame rate30 frames per second120 frames per second
Maximum Output ResolutionFull HD (1920 x 1200)4K (3840 x 2160)
Maximum Video Renditions6No limit
Output Audio CodecsAACAAC, AAC-LC, HE-AAC, Opus, Vorbis
Maximum Audio Renditions2No limit
Manifest SupportHLS, DASHHLS, DASH, DASH-IF
Maximum Output Manifests2No limit

Simplify your live encoding workflow

Developer resources, APIs and documentation and more to deploy easily and to get started quickly.

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final var startEncodingRequest = new StartEncodingRequest();

final var dashManifestResource = new ManifestResource();
dashManifestResource.setManifestId(dashManifest.getId());
startEncodingRequest.setVodDashManifests(List.of(dashManifestResource));

final var hlsManifestResource = new ManifestResource();
hlsManifestResource.setManifestId(hlsManifest.getId());
startEncodingRequest.setVodHlsManifests(List.of(hlsManifestResource));

startEncodingRequest.setManifestGenerator(ManifestGenerator.V2);
bitmovinApi.encoding.encodings.start(encoding.getId(), startEncodingRequest);
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Partnerships

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.

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Case study

fuboTV

fuboTV brings live sports to global fans with Bitmovin’s video infrastructure.

“Bitmovin’s engineering team has been great to work with. We were able to rely on them to become an extension of our engineering team. Bitmovin’ gives us greater control over the player than any other player in the market. We were able to get our implementation to production with markedly better experience than our previous player. We’re looking forward to exploring more ways to work together.”
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Sung Ho Choi Co-founder fuboTV
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Case study

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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Case study

Znipe.TV

Scalable and flexible encoding solution

“Bitmovin’s flexible and customizable technology has enabled us to solve one of our unique broadcasting challenges: to seamlessly generate a vast amount of parallel live video feeds and present them to the user in the highest quality, wherever they are in the world. Znipe.TV’s unique technology of broadcasting time-synchronized video stream of multiple angles sets new demand on a transcoder service, which Bitmovin delivers with their fantastic technical roadmap. To achieve the unique Znipe.TV viewing experience, we chose Bitmovin’s encoding to handle the video transcoding so that we can focus on what we do best, providing world-class entertainment for fans globally, live and on demand.”
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Erik Åkerfeldt CEO and co-founder, Znipe.TV
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OKAST

The need for speed and scale

“Our creators view live streaming capabilities as essential because it unlocks a new level of interactivity and engagement that’s just not possible with other content types. We chose Bitmovin’s Live Encoding because the Bitmovin brand is synonymous with innovation in video streaming, which now includes live. Bitmovin Live Encoding is the most resilient solution on the market, empowering our creators to build more meaningful relationships with viewers and maximise the reach of their content among new audiences.”
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Cedric Monnier CEO of OKAST
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