Realtime API Platform forImages, Videos & Audio

OptimizeServe optimized images, videos, and audio on-the-fly. Simplify file storage and processing storage, transformations, and delivery. All with one cloud platform.

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Why developers love Bytescale:

Integrate in seconds,
scale to billions

Store, transform, optimize, and serve images, videos, and audio to billions of users in seconds.

Pick and choose the parts of Bytescale you need:

Built-in & External Storage

Image, Video, and Audio APIs

Content Delivery Network (CDN)

REST API example

Built-in & external storage

Use Bytescale's built-in storage or bring your own storage.

Built-in storage: Works out of the box. Get up and running immediately. SOC 2 compliant.

External storage: AWS S3, Google Storage, Cloudflare R2, and DigitalOcean Spaces.

Reverse proxy support: optimize and serve images, videos, and audio hosted elsewhere.

Bytescale Storage Options

Optimized content delivery

Serve optimized images, videos, and audio at scale, with global CDN coverage and realtime media APIs.

Up to 90% smaller images, videos, and audio.

~10ms latency: on cache hit.

~200ms latency: on cache miss.*

* Bytescale uses a permanent cache to return processed images, videos and audio near-instantly on CDN cache misses, forever.

High performance

Upload Widgets, SDKs & APIs

Need to handle user file uploads?

Need to handle user file uploads? Our APIs, SDKs, and UI components allow you to safely and effortlessly receive file uploads from your users.

Upload widget

Image processing APIs

Resize, crop, convert, optimize, and watermark images with simple URL commands.

Optimize images: WebP, AVIF, BlurHash & more.

Convert images: HEIC, GIF, JPG, PDF & more.

Resize & crop images: supports auto cropping.

Image CDN URL example

BlurHash, WebP, AVIF & more

Optimize your site's images with next-generation formats, from BlurHash image placeholders, to WebP and AVIF.

BlurHash: for instant image placeholders.

Improve performance: improve your website's Google PageSpeed score by reducing Largest Contentful Paint (LCP) with BlurHashes.

Reduce bandwidth by up to 90%: with WebP, AVIF, and configurable image quality and compression.

BlurHash example

Video processing APIs

Resize, trim, crop, convert, and optimize your videos with simple URL commands.

Optimize & convert videos: set bitrate & more.

Video thumbnails: automatic & manual.

Realtime transcoding: playback in seconds.

Video CDN URL example

Stream videos on demand

Stream your videos to millions of viewers in seconds, with adaptive bitrate (ABR) and realtime transcoding.

Adaptive Bitrate (ABR): stream in multiple bitrates and resolutions for difference devices.

HTTP Live Streaming (HLS): reduce bandwidth usage, playback latency, and buffering.

H.264, H.265, VP8 & VP9: optimized next-generation video codecs.

Another video CDN URL example

Audio processing APIs

Convert, optimize, and concatenate audio files with our realtime audio processing APIs.

Convert audio: from almost any input format.

Optimize audio: set sample rate, bitrate, etc.

Realtime transcoding: playback in seconds.

Audio CDN URL example

Serve audio to millions

Stream audio content to millions of listeners in seconds, with adaptive bitrate (ABR) and realtime transcoding.

Adaptive Bitrate (ABR): offer your users multiple bitrates and quality settings.

HTTP Live Streaming (HLS): reduce bandwidth usage, playback latency, and buffering.

HLS, AAC, MP3 & WAV: multiple outputs supported.

Another audio CDN URL example

Public and private assets

Optionally protect your images, videos, and audio using JWT-based auth, to give your app control over file access permissions.

Public file access: serve public assets for your app or website.

Private file access: use JWTs to authorize uploads and downloads via your own API.

File access control

Remarkable performance

Optimize and serve images, videos, and audio at lightning-fast speeds
to reduce page load times and improve the UX of your web app.

Realtime Media Processing

External Storage Support

Permanent Caching

600+ Locations

Content Delivery Network (CDN)

Affordable for everyone

Bytescale outperforms bundled, home-grown, and dedicated image processing solutions in cost efficiency, making it the top choice for large web apps.

Low pricing: $0.25 per 1000 source images*
(Industry average: $5 - $15 per 1000 source images.)

No monthly re-billing: no charge for image optimizations you've already performed.
(Many vendors charge for the number of optimized images requested each month, even if you've optimized them before.)

Adjustable costs: configure processing time vs. bandwidth to suit your app's traffic profile.

Permanent caching

* Bytescale charges based on processing time, which you can control through image compression, image quality, output format, and output dimensions. $0.25 per 1000 images is based on 600ms of processing time per image, which is the approximate time it takes to process a 4000×3000 JPEG into a thumbnail.

Zeke Sikelianos

Bytescale handled millions of new images per month for our viral marketing campaign. It's a powerful, scalable platform.

Zeke Sikelianos, Data Scientist, Replicate

Any input media file,
we can handle it.

Start serving optimized images, videos, and audio. Whether you want to upload files to Bytescale, or your files are already hosted elsewhere, Bytescale is the right solution for you.

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Image, Video & Audio Processing

Process media files on-demand and serve the results in milliseconds, with web-optimized output formats.

Media API Reference
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Upload Widget, SDKs & APIs

Give your users the best file upload experience with our drop-in widget, which installs in 7 lines of code.

Upload API Reference

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