VOD will generate a bill daily for resources consumed the previous day, and the corresponding fees will be deducted at the same time. The default billing mode is daily pay-as-you-go. If you want to switch to monthly billing cycle, please contact sales. You can go to the console to view the actual VOD resource usage.
Video storage is priced differently in and outside the Chinese mainland.
Chinese mainland: 0.0006 (USD/GB/day)
Outside the Chinese mainland: 0.0009 (USD/GB/day)
You can delete stored files via the console to avoid incurring storage fees. Otherwise, storage fees will be incurred every day.
VOD offers three types of video transcoding: basic transcoding, TESHD and transcoding to adaptive bitrate streaming.
Basic transcoding is charged based on the duration and height (px) of the video generated after transcoding.
|Codec||Resolution||Unit Price (USD/min)|
|H.264||4K (height ≤ 2160 px）||0.0521|
|H.264||2K (height ≤ 1440 px）||0.0242|
|H.264||FHD (height ≤ 1080 px）||0.0121|
|H.264||HD (height ≤ 720 px)||0.0061|
|H.264||SD (height ≤ 480 px)||0.003|
|H.265||4K (height ≤ 2160 px）||0.2521|
|H.265||2K (height ≤ 1440 px）||0.126|
|H.265||FHD (height ≤ 1080 px）||0.063|
|H.265||HD (height ≤ 720 px)||0.0315|
|H.265||SD (height ≤ 480 px)||0.0158|
Suppose you used the VOD to transcode a video whose codec is H.264 on January 1. You transcoded it into two outputs of 2560 × 1440 and 1280 × 640 respectively for 100 minutes, and also transcoded it into an audio file for 100 minutes. You will need to pay the following fee on January 2:
Transcoding fees on January 1 = 0.0242 (USD/min) × 100 (min) + 0.0061 (USD/min) × 100 (min) + 0.002 (USD/min) × 100 (min) = 3.23 (USD)
The 2560 × 1440 video falls under the category of 2K (height ≤ 1440 px), so the unit price is 0.0242 (USD/min); the 1280 × 640 video falls under the category of HD (480 px ≤ height ≤ 720 px), so the unit price is 0.0061 (USD/min); the unit price for audio transcoding is 0.002 (USD/min). The fee charged is the costs of the three tasks combined.
For more billing examples, see Billing Examples.
To learn about TESHD, see Video Transcoding Service.
TESHD transcoding is charged based on the duration and height (px) of the video generated after transcoding.
|Codec||Resolution||Unit Price (USD/min)|
|H.264||4K (height ≤ 2160 px)||0.1721|
|H.264||2K (height ≤ 1440 px)||0.08|
|H.264||FHD(height ≤ 1080 px)||0.04|
|H.264||HD(height ≤ 720 px)||0.02|
|H.264||HD(height ≤ 480 px)||0.01|
|H.265||4K (height ≤ 2160 px)||0.8319|
|H.265||2K (height ≤ 1440 px)||0.416|
|H.265||FHD(height ≤ 1080 px)||0.208|
|H.265||HD(height ≤ 720 px)||0.104|
|H.265||SD(height ≤ 480 px)||0.052|
- TESHD transcoding is billed according to the resolution and duration of the output video.
- Rules: You are charged based on the duration and specification of the video file generated after TESHD transcoding. Video specification is determined by the codec used and height (px) of the video generated.
- Prices are listed according to the daily billing cycle. If you want to use monthly billing cycle, please contact sales for pricing.
- Billing rules are the same as those for the basic transcoding.
Adaptive bitrate streaming is charged based on the duration and specification of the video generated after transcoding. Video specification is determined by the codec used and height (px) of the video generated.
Billing rules are the same as those of basic transcoding. Videos of different specifications in the output are charged separately according to their resolutions.
Suppose you used VOD to transcode a video into outputs of adaptive bitrate streaming on January 1. The template contains three output specifications, namely, FHD (1920 × 1080), HD (1280 × 720) and SD (640 × 480), and the transcoded video duration of each output is 100 minutes. You will be required to pay the following transcoding fee on January 2:
Transcoding fee on January 1 = 0.0121 (USD/min) × 100 (min) + 0.0061 (USD/min) × 100 (min) + 0.003 (USD/min) × 100 (min) = 2.21 (USD)
As the original video is transcoded into videos of three specifications, the overall transcoding fee is the sum of charges for the three videos.
Suppose you used the VOD editing feature to splice video A (10 min, 640 × 480) and video B (15 min, 1280 × 720) on January 1, and the output video is C (25 min, 1280 × 720). You will need to pay the following fee on January 2:
Video editing fee on January 1 = 0.0061 (USD/min) × 25 (min) = 0.1525 (USD)
Charges of video acceleration differ in and outside the Chinese mainland.
|Region||Countries and Places|
|Asia Pacific Region 1||Hong Kong (China), Macao (China), Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand|
|Asia Pacific Region 2||Taiwan (China), Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia|
|Asia Pacific Region 3||Philippines, India, Australia, other Asia-Pacific countries and regions|
|Middle East||Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Turkey|
|Europe||United Kingdom, Russia, Germany, Italy, Ireland, France, Netherlands, Spain|
|North America||United States, Canada|
CDN service fees for the Chinese mainland and regions outside the Chinese mainland are charged separately based on corresponding unit prices and usages.
The daily pay-as-you-go mode supports only bill-by-traffic. If you want to pay monthly by bandwidth, please contact sales.
Video acceleration is billed daily based on a volume pricing model. The more traffic you use a day, the lower unit price you get. The pricing tiers are as follows:
|Traffic Tier (USD/GB)||Chinese Mainland||Asia Pacific Zone 1||Asia Pacific Zone 2||Asia Pacific Zone 3||Middle East||Europe||North America||South America||Africa|
|0 GB - 500 GB (inclusive)||0.038||0.072||0.119||0.110||0.188||0.069||0.069||0.161||0.188|
|500 GB - 2 TB (inclusive)||0.036||0.067||0.110||0.100||0.172||0.061||0.061||0.154||0.172|
|2 TB - 50 TB (inclusive)||0.034||0.056||0.102||0.088||0.161||0.049||0.049||0.141||0.161|
|50 TB - 100 TB (inclusive)||0.031||0.049||0.088||0.078||0.149||0.031||0.031||0.133||0.149|
|> 100 TB||0.024||0.044||0.081||0.069||0.133||0.025||0.025||0.125||0.133|
For more information, see Billing Examples.
Video acceleration is charged based on the accelerated downstream traffic and the acceleration region.
Rules: You are charged daily based on the traffic accelerated by CDNs for video playback.
Billing formula: Daily video acceleration fee = Video playback traffic (GB) × Traffic unit price (USD/GB) of the corresponding tier
Billing example: Assume that you used the VOD acceleration service on January 1 to accelerate 550 GB of traffic for playback. On January 2, you would be charged:
VOD traffic fee on January 1 = 0.038 (USD/GB) × 550 (GB)= 20.9 (USD)
If you have a large business volume (storage usage greater than 1 PB or daily traffic consumption over 10 TB), you can contact sales for more flexible and cost-effective billing options.