Billing is measured in terms of content duration. If you encode a 1.5 hour video, that's 1.5 total hours of encoding, not per adaptive bitrate. Ditto for storage and playback.
It only takes one upLynk encode to make your content available on all platforms. You pay only once to have it stored each month, and playback pricing is the same, regardless of device or region.
HD is included at no extra charge. Because we measure hours instead of GB, you're never punished for delivering a high quality experience to your audience.
Pay only for what you use and nothing else. Signing up is free, and you'll never have to deal with sales people if you don't want. Not happy with upLynk? Quit whenever you'd like.
Hourly-based pricing is much easier to forecast. Never worry about mobile vs. broadband streaming, or domestic vs. international streaming, because it's all the same price.
You'll never have to re-encode your content to reach new platforms. Once your content is stored with upLynk, we make it play across all platforms — even those that haven't been invented yet.
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Frequently asked questions
I have a 2 hour movie in HD. How much will it cost to encode it in an adaptive format for Flash, iOS, Android and Roku?
It will cost you 2 hours of encoding — total. Because we bill based on hours, you don't have to worry about how many adaptive profiles are used or how many devices you're targeting.
Ok, what if someday I decide to bring that same 2 hour video into a Windows 8 app? How much will that cost?
If the video is already in the upLynk system it won't cost you anything. upLynk's single format technology makes the same adaptive format work across all devices, even if they didn't exist at the time you encoded your video.
Are CDN charges included?
CDN charges are included in the cost of encoding, storage and streaming. As an upLynk customer, your video is delivered with the same scale and redundancy that ABC and Disney get from their apps and, just like them, you don't have to think twice about it.
Is billing rounded to the nearest hour?
Nope! If you encode a 30 second video, you'll be charged for 30 seconds of encoding. Similarly, if you have 6 users watch 30 seconds of video each, you'd be charged for 180 seconds of streaming — regardless of the device they used to watch video.
What about pricing for live content? Doesn't that cost more?
Live encoding, storage and playback cost the same as on demand encoding, storage and playback.
Does live linear incur any storage fees?
Yes, but they're minimal. Live-encoded content needs to stick around for just a little while to ensure proper playback across all devices and regions.
What about international pricing?
It's the same as domestic — even for live streaming.