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Discussion on: Building a super cheap transcoder using AWS Lambda

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James Dixon

Unrelated question but have you found transcoding video to be especially slow with Node on Lambda? Harold mentioned a 10 minute video taking 105 seconds. I have a 30 second video that's taking over a minute to transcode. On my local system it takes seconds...

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Sydney Schreckengost Author

If you're doing it using ffmpeg, it should be about the same across any runtime.

Are you accounting for the time to download, etc? Also, it will always run faster on a local machine with real resources behind it, and the videos I'm transcoding are going to be relatively low-motion by nature.