When you use the time shifting feature, you are charged for the video size. The pricing of time shifting also depends on the time shifting period. This topic describes the billing rules of time shifting.
The pricing in this topic is January 2021 version, and the actual amount is subject to ApsaraVideo Live pricing page.
Time shifting period (Billing unit: USD/GB)
The time shifting feature of ApsaraVideo Live incurs fees from June 12, 2019.
You are charged for the total size of the videos that you watch by using the time shifting feature. The time shifting period can be 1 day, 3 days, 7 days, 15 days, or 30 days. Different time shifting periods have different prices.
Bills are generated within 1 hour after the current billing cycle ends.
Fees are automatically deducted after bills are generated.
Scenario: A live streaming video is broadcasted at 20:00 (UTC+8) on June 17. The video bitrate is 1 Mbit/s and the video length is 1 hour. One stream is played. Assume that you have enabled the time shifting feature for the video and configured a 3-day time shifting period.
Pricing: The unit price is USD 0.047/GB for a 3-day time shifting period, as shown in the Pricing section. Traffic = 1 Mbit/s × 3,600s/8 = 450 MB = 0.45 GB.
The fee of time shifting on June 17: 0.45 GB × USD 0.047/GB = USD 0.0207. The bill is generated after 00:00 (UTC+8) on June 18. The fee is automatically deducted from your Alibaba Cloud account. You can watch the video from 20:00 (UTC+8) on June 17 to 21:00 (UTC+8) on June 20.