ApsaraVideo VOD provides diverse resource plans, such as data transfer plans, storage plans, and transcoding plans. You can purchase one or more resource plans. The resource quotas of the resource plans can add up within their validity periods. This topic describes the pricing and usage notes of these resource plans.

Data transfer plans of ApsaraVideo VOD

A data transfer plan of ApsaraVideo VOD contains transfer acceleration traffic and is used to play videos on demand at an accelerated speed. You can purchase one or more data transfer plans. The resource quotas of the data transfer plans can add up within their validity periods. Resource consumption is preferentially offset from the data transfer plan that you first purchase. The system accumulates the downstream traffic that you use every day. The used resources within the quota of a data transfer plan are offset from the data transfer plan. Excess usage is charged in pay-as-you-go mode. For more information, see Billing of basic services. To purchase data transfer plans, visit the VOD Data Transfer Plan page.

Type of data transfer plan Unit price (USD)
Acceleration traffic of 100 GB 4
Acceleration traffic of 500 GB 19
Acceleration traffic of 1 TB 37
Acceleration traffic of 5 TB 180
Acceleration traffic of 10 TB 350
Acceleration traffic of 50 TB 1740

Storage plans of ApsaraVideo VOD

You can purchase one or more storage plans of ApsaraVideo VOD. The resource quotas of the storage plans can add up within their validity periods. The system accumulates the storage space that you use every day. The used resources within the quota of a storage plan are offset from the storage plan. Excess usage is charged in pay-as-you-go mode. For more information, see Billing of basic services. To purchase data transfer plans, visit the VOD Storage Plan page.

Type of storage plan Unit price (USD)
Storage plan of 100 GB 18.72
Storage plan of 500 GB 93.6
Storage plan of 1 TB 191.64
Storage plan of 5 TB 958.44
Storage plan of 20 TB 3833.88
Storage plan of 100 TB 19169.28

Transcoding plans of ApsaraVideo VOD

A transcoding plan of ApsaraVideo VOD is used to transcode media assets. You can purchase one or more transcoding plans. The resource quotas of the transcoding plans can add up within their validity periods. Resource consumption is preferentially offset from the transcoding plan that you first purchase. The system accumulates the transcoding length that you use every day. The used resources within the quota of a transcoding plan and the specified resolution range are offset from the transcoding plan. Excess usage is charged in pay-as-you-go mode. For more information, see Billing of value-added services. To purchase transcoding plans, visit the VOD Transcoding Plan page.

Specifications of common transcoding plans

Type of transcoding plan Unit price (USD)
Common transcoding plan of 5,000 minutes 13
Common transcoding plan of 20,000 minutes 47
Common transcoding plan of 100,000 minutes 204
Common transcoding plan of 500,000 minutes 850

Offset ratios of common transcoding plans

A common transcoding plan of ApsaraVideo VOD can be used to offset the length of transcoded H.264 low definition (LD), standard definition (SD), and high definition (HD) videos. The following table describes the offset ratios.

Encoding mode Resolution Offset ratio
H.264 LD: 640 × 480 pixels and lower 1:1
H.264 SD: 1280 × 720 pixels and lower 1:1.5
H.264 HD: 1920 × 1080 pixels and lower 1:3

Offset description

For example, you purchase a common transcoding plan of 5,000 minutes. The maximum length of H.264 LD videos that can be transcoded by using the common transcoding plan is 5,000 minutes. The maximum length of H.264 SD videos that can be transcoded by using the common transcoding plan is 3,333.33 minutes based on the following formula: 5,000/1.5 = 3,333.33. The maximum length of H.264 HD videos that can be transcoded by using the common transcoding plan is 1,666.66 minutes based on the following formula: 5,000/3 = 1,666.66.