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Amazon Elastic Transcoder
Developer Guide (API Version 2012-09-25)

Limits on the Number of Elastic Transcoder Pipelines, Jobs, and Presets

Elastic Transcoder pipelines, jobs, and presets are subject to the following limitations:

  • Pipelines: For each region, 4 pipelines per AWS account

  • Maximum number of queued jobs: 100,000 per pipeline

  • Maximum number of outputs: 30 per job

  • Maximum number of jobs processed simultaneously by each pipeline:

    • US East (N. Virginia) region: 20

    • US West (N. California) region: 12

    • US West (Oregon) region: 20

    • EU (Ireland) region: 20

    • Asia Pacific (Mumbai) region: 12

    • Asia Pacific (Singapore) region: 12

    • Asia Pacific (Sydney) region: 12

    • Asia Pacific (Tokyo) region: 12

  • Presets: 50 user-defined presets per AWS account (Elastic Transcoder also includes predefined presets that don't count against the limit.)

  • Maximum rate at which you can submit job requests:

    • Create Job: You can submit two Create Job requests per second per AWS account at a sustained rate; brief bursts of 100 requests per second are allowed.

    • Read Job: You can submit four Read Job requests per second per AWS account at a sustained rate; brief bursts of 100 requests per second are allowed.

You can request higher limits at https://console.aws.amazon.com/support/home#/case/create?issueType=service-limit-increase&limitType=service-code-elastic-transcoders.