Billing Examples

Last updated: 2020-09-30 09:30:17

    VOD Traffic Usage Estimation

    Example

    User A, who runs a video website platform, needs to estimate the traffic consumption for accelerated playback of a video via VOD console. The details are as follows:

    • Viewers: 100
    • Duration: 1 hour
    • Video bitrate: 500 Kbps

    Cost estimation

    Traffic = bitrate × duration × viewer numbers

    The user can query the bitrate of the preset template in Template Settings, and can also define the bitrate of the template.

    According to the above formula, traffic consumption in this example ≈ 500/8 KBps × 3600 s × 100 = 22,500,000 KB = 22.5 GB.

    Pay-as-You-Go Cost Estimation for VOD Transcoding

    Example

    User A uses a preset template to transcode a video. The details are as follows:

    • Input video resolution: 1280 × 640
    • Transcoding template: 100030
    • Video duration: 100 minutes

    Cost estimation

    In the preset transcoding template 100030, the codec is set as H.264, the video will be transcoded into a video with height of 720 px and width scaled proportionally. The resolution of the output video is 1440 × 720. According to Pay-as-You-Go (Postpaid Daily Billing Cycle). product/266/14666#.E6.99.AE.E9.80.9A.E8.BD.AC.E7.A0.81), the unit price is 0.0061 USD/min as the height of the output video is 720 px.
    Fee in this example = 0.0061 USD/min × 100 min = 0.61 USD

    Pay-as-You-Go Cost Analysis for VOD Storage

    Example

    User A needs to use the console to store videos outside Chinese mainland and then distribute them for viewing. The user wants to calculate the daily storage fee.

    • Video size: 50 GB
    • Storage period: 1 year

    Cost estimation

    • Pay-as-you-go (postpaid daily billing cycle):
      Total storage fee = 0.0009 USD/GB/day × 365 days × 50 GB = 16.425 USD

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