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Jan. 8, 2022, 11:37 p.m. | /u/ffxsam

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I mean, in general, it's a bit pricy. But the cost of encoding audio is absurd. Here's a comparison:

We'll say someone uploads 15,000 audio tracks, and each one is 5 minutes long.

15,000 x 5 mins = 75,000 mins x $0.003 = $225

Compare that to a Lambda function using ffmpeg:

15,000 x 15 secs (worst-case scenario for Lambda duration) = 225,000 secs x (2048/1024MB) = 450,000 GB-s x $0.0000166667 = $7.50

So, a $217.50 savings by using Lambda vs MediaConvert. Yikes! The only reason I can imagine someone …

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