New : Test Mux Video features for free ✨

We’re excited to introduce test assets–the latest feature from Mux Video that gives you the ability to play with and test the most powerful video API on the market, all without spending a penny. Test assets let you experience all of the great product features of Mux Video. The biggest perk is that you no longer need to enter payment information to create a Mux account.

We get it.

What are test assets?

Test assets are video assets with certain limitations that you can use in any non-production environment (i.e. staging, dev environment, etc). Test assets are:

  • Watermarked
  • Clipped to 10 seconds, if pre-recorded
  • Limited to 5 minutes, if live streamed
  • Automatically deleted after 24 hours

There’s no limit to how many test assets you can have–you’re basically just limited by our API rate limit and your ability to accidentally write an infinite loop (just kidding, please don’t).

With your test asset, you’ll have full access to all the features of Mux Video which includes our state-of-the-art encoding, easy thumbnails, gifs, and watermarks (you know, if you wanted to watermark our watermarked video).

Examples of watermarked test assets.

What happens post-credit card?

If you decide Mux is worthy and enter your credit card, you’ll not only get $20 in credit but you can still continue to use test assets.

Whether we come out with a new feature or you want to try out something you haven’t before, try it on a test asset and test it for free. Just make sure to include "test" : true in your request body when you create an asset. One thing to remember, test assets can’t be made “non-test” afterwards.

We hope this helps make it easier to give Mux Video a try. If you have feedback or suggestions using test assets, drop us a line!