Why don't you charge by the minute?

Some competitors do indeed charge by the minute. This seems nice and predictable at first, but if you take a closer look at their pricing, you will notice that their rate is often doubled for 720p and quadrupled for 4K HD video. The reason being that it becomes more expensive for them to process the extra weight.

Charging by the GB allows us to keep things simple. The same rates apply for 4K HD and 720p alike. This allows us to transparently scale our prices to meet whatever sky-high definition is around the corner - 8K anyone? - without going bankrupt. Lastly, Transloadit is quite versatile and offers much more than just video encoding. Charging by GB also allows us to process media types that do not have a duration, such as images, documents, and web pages.

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