ApsaraVideo Live supports Widevine and FairPlay digital rights management (DRM) encryption. If you use DRM encryption, ApsaraVideo Live charges you based on the number of times a device requests a Widevine or FairPlay streaming license to play a DRM-encrypted video within the current day. This topic describes the billing rules of DRM encryption.

Note The pricing provided in this topic was announced in January 2021. To view the final prices, visit the pricing page of ApsaraVideo Live.

Unit price

DRM encryption is implemented based on transcoding. The fee for using DRM encryption is included in the transcoding fee. For more information, see Billing of live streaming transcoding.

The DRM encryption feature is available only for live centers in the China (Shanghai) and Singapore (Singapore) regions. ApsaraVideo Live charges you based on the number of times a device requests a Widevine or FairPlay streaming license to play a DRM-encrypted video within the current day. The following table lists the unit prices for the DRM encryption feature.

Regions DRM unit price (USD/time)
China (Shanghai) 0.0012
Singapore (Singapore) 0.0015

Billing

Item Description
Billing rule You are charged based on the number of times a device requests a Widevine or FairPlay streaming license to play a DRM-encrypted video.
Billing cycle You are billed for this feature on an hourly basis.
Billing method You are charged on a pay-as-you-go basis.
Billing time Bills are generated after the current billing cycle ends.
Settlement time Fees are automatically deducted from your Alibaba Cloud account after bills are generated.

Billing examples

Scenario: You use an Alibaba Cloud account that is registered on the international site (alibabacloud.com) to enable DRM encryption in the live center of the Singapore (Singapore) region. From 16:00 to 17:00 on June 18, 100 requests for a Widevine license and 200 requests for a FairPlay streaming license were sent.

Pricing: The pricing of DRM encryption in the live center of the Singapore (Singapore) region is USD 0.0015, as shown in the Unit price section.

The fee of DRM encryption from 16:00 to 17:00 on June 18: (100 + 200) × 0.0015 = USD 0.45. The bill is generated after 17:00 (UTC+8) on June 18. Fees are automatically deducted from your Alibaba Cloud account.