Pricing Overview

Last updated: 2021-09-15 17:01:26
    Note:

    You can use the CSS price calculator to estimate your LVB and LEB fees.

    CSS billable items include basic services and value-added services. Extended service fees will be incurred when value-added features provided jointly by CSS and other Tencent Cloud services are used. Please see the following figure for reference.

    • Basic service fees: incurred by live streaming resource consumption when LVB or LEB is used. You can switch between the traffic and peak bandwidth billing modes.
    • Value-added service fees: incurred when value-added features such as transcoding, recording, screencapture, porn detection, and relay are used. Such features are disabled by default and only incur fees when used.
    • Extended service fees: incurred when value-added features provided jointly by CSS and other Tencent Cloud services are used. Each Tencent Cloud service will be charged according to its respective billing rules.

    Basic Service Fees

    Basic service fees for LVB and LEB are billed differently.

    Billable ItemDescriptionBilling Mode
    LVB traffic
    (default)
  • Billed by the downstream and upstream traffic generated by LVB push and pull. By default, only downstream traffic will be billed.
  • Prices differ for regions in and outside the Chinese mainland.
  • Daily pay-as-you-go
  • Daily pay-as-you-go
  • LVB peak bandwidth
  • Billed by the downstream and upstream bandwidth generated by LVB push and pull. By default, only downstream traffic will be billed.
  • Prices differ for regions in and outside the Chinese mainland.
  • Daily pay-as-you-go
  • Monthly pay-as-you-go
  • LEB traffic
    (default)
  • Billed by the downstream and upstream traffic generated by LEB push and pull. By default, only downstream traffic will be billed.
  • Prices differ for regions in and outside the Chinese mainland.
  • Daily pay-as-you-go
  • Monthly pay-as-you-go
  • LEB peak bandwidth
  • Billed by the downstream and upstream bandwidth generated by LEB push and pull. By default, only downstream traffic will be billed.
  • Prices differ for regions in and outside the Chinese mainland.
  • Daily pay-as-you-go
  • Monthly pay-as-you-go
  • Note:

    • As LEB uses channels with ultra-low latency, its traffic/bandwidth fees are a bit higher than those of LVB.
    • CSS provides monthly billing mode to customers with large monthly demands. You can contact your sales rep to change your billing mode.
    • You can change your billing mode as instructed in Changing Billing Modes.

    Value-Added Service Fees

    Billable ItemDescriptionBilling Mode
    Live transcoding Standard transcoding
    • Using standard live transcoding will incur fees.
    • The standard transcoding fees will be incurred when watermarking, standard transcoding, or stream mixing is used during live streaming.
    • The incurred fees will be billed by the transcoding duration according to the billing tier of the output live stream video resolution.
  • Daily pay-as-you-go
  • Monthly pay-as-you-go
  • Top speed codec transcoding
    • Using top speed codec transcoding during live streaming will incur fees.
    • The top speed codec transcoding fees will be incurred when top speed codec transcoding is used.
    • The incurred fees will be billed by the transcoding duration according to the billing tier of the output live stream video resolution.
  • Daily pay-as-you-go
  • Monthly pay-as-you-go
  • Audio transcoding
  • Using audio transcoding during live streaming will incur fees.
  • The audio transcoding fees will be charged when audio transcoding, audio stream mixing, or audio/video stream separation is used.
  • The fees will be billed by the audio transcoding duration.
  • Daily pay-as-you-go
  • Monthly pay-as-you-go
  • Live recording
  • During live recording, a recording file will be generated based on a recording template and stored into VOD.
  • The service fees incurred by live recording will be billed by the peak number of concurrent live recording channels.
  • Monthly pay-as-you-go
    Live screencapture
  • During live screencapture, screenshots of a live stream will be captured at scheduled time points according to a template and stored into COS.
  • The service fees incurred by screencapture will be billed by the number of screenshots. The first 1,000 screenshots in every month will be free of charge.
  • Monthly pay-as-you-go
    Intelligent screencapture and porn detection The screencapture and porn detection features will incur fees separately.
  • The service fees incurred by porn detection will be billed by the number of pornographic screenshots detected. The first 1,000 screenshots in every month will be free of charge.
  • The service fees incurred by screencapture will be billed by the number of screenshots. The first 1,000 screenshots in every month will be free of charge.
  • Monthly pay-as-you-go
    MLVB SDK license This license allows you to use the basic edition MLVB SDK on iOS and Android devices. You can contact sales to purchase this license. Contact sales
    Relay Billed by the relay task duration Daily pay-as-you-go
    Push to third-party URLs Pushing to a URL other than a CSS push URL of the current Tencent Cloud account will incur fees for pushing to third-party URLs. Monthly pay-as-you-go

    Extended Service Fees

    Billable ItemDescriptionBilling Mode
    Recording storage The recording files generated by live recording need to be stored into VOD. The incurred service fees will be billed by the actual storage duration and data volume. You will be billed for VOD storage separately. VOD pay-as-you-go
    Screenshot storage The screenshot files generated by live screencapture and porn detection need to be stored into COS. The incurred service fees will be billed by the actual storage duration and data volume. You will be billed for COS storage separately. COS pay-as-you-go