The Amazon Elastic Transcoder is a cloud-based web service that provides developers and businesses with a way of converting (or "transcoding") video files into other formats. The Elastic Transcoder service is designed to be easy to use. It comes with presets for popular output formats and can create multiple renditions of the same content in one job. Users are given precise control over the scaling, cropping, matting, and stretching of their videos.
Elastic Transcoder users can transcode up to 20 minutes of video for free each month. After that, users pay based on the number of minutes and the resolution of the video they need to transcode. All of the service's features are available through the AWS Management Console and via REST API.