This topic describes the pricing and fee calculation methods of value-added services provided by ApsaraVideo VOD.

Billable items

Note If the pricing of value-added services that are described in this topic is different from the pricing on the official website, the pricing on the official website prevails. For more information, visit the ApsaraVideo VOD product page.

Value-added services are billed in pay-as-you-go mode based on the resource usage of each billable item. The pay-as-you-go billing method allows you to pay after use.

Billable item Description
Fees for online editing Fees for basic online editing and advanced online editing are charged in different ways. You can edit audio, videos, images, and text in the cloud. The online editing features will be gradually enriched and expanded. Fees are charged based on the specifications and length of the output files that are generated after processing. The minimum billable length is 1 second for each output file. You are charged once for each output file. If the processing fails, no fee is charged.
Fees for DRM encryption You can use digital rights management (DRM) encryption provided by ApsaraVideo VOD to DRM-encrypt videos. Your use of DRM encryption is charged in pay-as-you-go mode without minimum fees.
Fees for the short video SDK ApsaraVideo VOD provides the short video SDK for you. You can purchase features based on your business requirements.

Fees for online editing

For more information about basic online editing and advanced online editing, see Use online editing.

The online editing service is available in the following regions in mainland China: China (Beijing), China (Hangzhou), China (Shanghai), and China (Shenzhen). The pricing of the online editing service is the same in these regions.

Billing rule: Fees are the sum of editing fees for various supported specifications. Editing fees for specific specifications = Length of the edited file × Unit price. If you use both basic online editing and advanced online editing to edit a file, you are charged based on the pricing of advanced online editing.

Billing cycle: Fees are charged on an hourly basis and settled in real time. A bill is generated after the current billing cycle ends. The time when bills are generated is determined by the system.

  • Basic online editing (Billing unit: USD per minute)
    Output specifications Output resolution Mainland China China (Hong Kong) Japan (Tokyo) India (Mumbai) Singapore (Singapore) Indonesia (Jakarta) Germany (Frankfurt)
    H.264 video 4K: 3840 × 2160 pixels and lower 0.0427 0.045 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.045
    H.264 video 2K: 2560 × 1440 pixels and lower 0.0213 0.0338 0.0375 0.0375 0.0375 0.0375 0.0338
    H.264 video High definition (HD): 1920 × 1080 pixels and lower 0.0099 0.0225 0.025 0.025 0.025 0.025 0.0225
    H.264 video Standard definition (SD): 1280 × 720 pixels and lower 0.005 0.0113 0.0125 0.0125 0.0125 0.0125 0.0113
    H.264 video Low definition (LD): 640 × 480 pixels and lower 0.0033 0.0084 0.0094 0.0094 0.0094 0.0094 0.0084
  • Advanced online editing (Billing unit: USD per minute)
    Output specifications Output resolution Mainland China China (Hong Kong) Japan (Tokyo) India (Mumbai) Singapore (Singapore) Indonesia (Jakarta) Germany (Frankfurt)
    H.264 video 4K: 3840 × 2160 pixels and lower 0.1922 0.2025 0.225 0.225 0.225 0.225 0.2025
    H.264 video 2K: 2560 × 1440 pixels and lower 0.0959 0.1521 0.1688 0.1688 0.1688 0.1688 0.1521
    H.264 video HD: 1920 × 1080 pixels and lower 0.0446 0.1013 0.1125 0.1125 0.1125 0.1125 0.1013
    H.264 video SD: 1280 × 720 pixels and lower 0.0225 0.0509 0.0563 0.0563 0.0563 0.0563 0.0509
    H.264 video LD: 640 × 480 pixels and lower 0.0149 0.0378 0.0423 0.0423 0.0423 N/A 0.0378
Billing example

For example, you use the online editing service in mainland China from 08:00:00 to 09:00:00 on the current day. You perform basic online editing to edit an H.264 video whose length is 100 minutes to generate an LD video with a resolution of 640 × 480 pixels. You also perform advanced online editing to edit another H.264 video whose length is 100 minutes to generate a 2K video with a resolution of 2560 × 1440 pixels. In this case, the bill amount for online editing from 08:00:00 to 09:00:00 on the current day is calculated based on the following formula: 100 × 0.0033 + 100 × 0.0959 = USD 9.92.

Fees for DRM encryption

DRM encryption is implemented based on transcoding. The fees for enabling DRM encryption are included in the transcoding fees. You are charged each time when a device requests a license to play a DRM-encrypted video.

Region Pricing
China (Beijing) and China (Shanghai) USD 0.0012 per request
Singapore (Singapore), India (Mumbai), Indonesia (Jakarta), Japan (Tokyo), and Germany (Frankfurt) USD 0.0015 per request
Billing example

For example, 1,000 requests are sent to request a license to play a DRM-encrypted video in the China (Shanghai) region. In this case, the bill amount is calculated based on the following formula: 1,000 × 0.0012 = USD 1.2.

Fees for the short video SDK

The pricing depends on the features that you purchase. You can purchase features based on your business requirements.

The license for the short video SDK is charged by year. A license supports a maximum of three applications. The license can be used for both the iOS and Android versions of an application.

If the pricing of the short video SDK in this topic is different from the pricing on the official website, the pricing on the official website prevails. To purchase the short video SDK, visit the Short Video SDK page.

Feature Recording Import Animated sticker Music video Subtitle
Price (USD per year) 4400 3000 7400 7400 7400