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api.video

Building the backbone of online video.

3.2/5
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api.video is the end-to-end solution which enables you to easily build, scale and operate on-demand and live streaming videos in your app, software or platform, with just a few lines of code.

Would you recommend this product?

This seems to be a dev friendly product that responds well to the problem "how to deal with video when you don't have time and when you can not use YouTube".. I've not tested it yet but it seems that videos can be available immediately after uploading.. which is nice..

Pros:

- dead simple API!

- SDKs (waiting for NodeJS ^^)

- no config: an AI produces the best video (up to 4K, AES 128bits, tokenized URLs...)

Cons:

- only PHP (other SDKs are coming soon)

- no setting / fine tuning on encodings (thats the point of the product, yet.. who knows)

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There are now new SDKs developed (NodeJS, PHP and a sample code of Python)! You can find them here: https://github.com/ApiVideo
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Super cool and smart

Pros:

Fantastic, responsive and kind dev team. Super easy to do business them.

Cons:

TBC

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Sales Director at videosdk.live
Pros: Old Service Provider, can be trusted over uptime. Cons: Paid support plans aren't affordable for startups (Majority of new users are startups only) Support is a critical point, where I would recommend https://videosdk.live/pricing No Paid Support Plans, always free and within few minutes
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Compare to api.video pricing to Mux:

https://mux.com/pricing

https://api.video/pricing

For a 1 min/100 view video:

- Mux's Encoding/Hosting/Streaming Cost = $.173

- api.video Encode/Hosting/Streaming Cost = $.450

It's almost three times the cost and with less features.

Pros:

-straightforward api

Cons:

-cost is much too high

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The pricing has completely changed since then, there is a Community account which is free, 2 other plans and more flexibility. And the service has evolved too.
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