ApsaraVideo Live

A professional solution for live video and audio

Billable Items of ApsaraVideo Live

  • Downstream Traffic

    You are charged for the downstream traffic of ApsaraVideo Live. You can choose the pay-as-you-go billing method or purchase data transfer plans.

  • Video Transcoding

    You are charged for the bitrates used for transcoding videos and the total time consumed. You can choose the pay-as-you-go billing method or purchase transcoding plans.

  • Billing of Production Studio

    Production studio is billed based on the output specifications, transcoding specifications, and corresponding duration. You can use this service based on your business scenarios. You are not charged if you do not use this service.

  • Other Services

    ApsaraVideo Live supports more features such as screenshot and time shifting. These features are billed separately. They are not billed if disabled.

ApsaraVideo Live Pricing

The pricing of ApsaraVideo Live service consists of live video traffic, transcoding, and screenshot fees.

By Traffic
Traffic Tier (USD/GB) Mainland China-CN North America-NA European Union-EU Asia Pacific 1-AP1 Asia Pacific 2-AP2 Asia Pacific 3-AP3 Middle East & Africa-MEAA South America-SA
0GB-10TB (inclusive) 0.042 0.070 0.070 0.081 0.108 0.096 0.200 0.200
10TB-50TB (inclusive) 0.040 0.070 0.070 0.081 0.108 0.096 0.200 0.200
50TB-100TB (inclusive) 0.037 0.060 0.060 0.062 0.094 0.083 0.180 0.180
100TB-1PB (inclusive) 0.032 0.030 0.030 0.053 0.079 0.070 0.150 0.140
>1PB 0.026 0.025 0.025 0.048 0.072 0.064 0.140 0.130

Note: To avoid causing a loss to users due to abnormal and malicious traffic, the upper bandwidth limit for Pay-By-Traffic is set to 10 Gbps by default.

Asia-Pacific Regions:

Asia-Pacific 1: China(Hong Kong), Japan, China(Taiwan), China(Macau), and Southeast Asia Countries (excluding Vietnam and Indonesia)
Asia-Pacific 2: India, Indonesia, Korea, Vietnam
Asia-Pacific 3: Australia, New Zealand

Real-Time Streaming (RTS) By Traffic
Traffic Tier (USD/GB) Mainland China-CN North America-NA European Union-EU Asia Pacific 1-AP1 Asia Pacific 2-AP2 Asia Pacific 3-AP3 Middle East & Africa-MEAA South America-SA
0GB-10TB (inclusive) 0.084 0.140 0.140 0.162 0.216 0.192 0.400 0.400
10TB-50TB (inclusive) 0.080 0.140 0.140 0.162 0.216 0.192 0.400 0.400
50TB-100TB (inclusive) 0.074 0.120 0.120 0.124 0.188 0.166 0.360 0.360
100TB-1PB (inclusive) 0.064 0.060 0.060 0.106 0.158 0.140 0.300 0.280
>1PB 0.052 0.050 0.050 0.096 0.144 0.128 0.280 0.260
Real Time Transcoding
Transcoding Tier Mainland China Price (USD/Min) Singapore Price (USD/Min) Japan Price (USD/Min) Germany Price (USD/Min) India Price (USD/Min) Indonesia Price(USD/Min)
480P (inclusive) and lower 0.0097 0.0099 0.0099 0.0056 0.0099 0.0099
480P-720P (inclusive) 0.0191 0.0198 0.0198 0.0112 0.0198 0.0198
720P-1080P (inclusive) 0.0382 0.0396 0.0396 0.0224 0.0396 0.0396
1080P-2K (inclusive) 0.0775 0.0792 0.0792 0.0448 0.0792 0.0792
2K-4K (inclusive) 0.155 0.1584 0.1584 0.0896 0.1584 0.1584
Audio-only Transcoding
Type Mainland China Price (USD/Min) Singapore Price (USD/Min) Japan Price (USD/Min) Germany Price (USD/Min) India Price (USD/Min) Indonesia Price(USD/Min)
Audio-only Transcoding 0.0015 0.0046 0.0046 0.003 0.0046 0.0046

Billing Rules: The different bit rate specifications used on the day and their corresponding durations are added up as the settlement standard.

Transfer from a live center
Item Price (USD/stream/day)
Billing of transfer from a live center 0.62

Billing rules: You are charged per day based on the peak number of streams transferred from live centers. The price differs with the live center. If your streams are transferred from different live centers, you are charged separately based on the peak number of streams transferred from each live center.

Real Time Screenshot
Type Mainland China Price (USD/1000 Pieces/Day) Singapore Price (USD/1000 Pieces/Day) Japan Price (USD/1000 Pieces/Day) Germany Price (USD/1000 Pieces/Day) India Price (USD/1000 Pieces/Day) Indonesia Price (USD/1000 Pieces/Day)
Screenshots 0.015 0.024 0.024 0.019 0.025 0.025

Billing Rules: The live video screenshot service is billed by the number of screenshots taken for live videos on a daily basis.

Time Shifting
Duration Price (USD/GB)
1 Day 0.039
3 Days 0.047
7 Days 0.063
15 Days 0.095
30 Days 0.155

Note:You are charged based on the size of the content stored on the day for playback and time shifting and the number of days selected for playback. ApsaraVideo Live supports 1 day, 3 days, 7 days, 15 days, and 30 days. Content playback generates downstream bandwidth values and traffic of Alibaba Cloud CDN. You are charged for the downstream bandwidth and traffic. Storage fees of the stored content are already included in the pricing of time shifting.

Examples:Time shifting and playback are set to 3 days for a stream under a domain name. Living streaming starts at 20:00:00 (UTC+8) on June 9 and lasts for one hour. The bitrate is 1 Mbit/s. In this case, the bill for June 9 is: 1×60×60/1024/8×0.33=USD 0.145. From 20:00:00 (UTC+8) on June 9 to 21:00:00 (UTC+8) on June 12, time shifting and playback for the stream are supported.

Production Studios Pricing

Billing of Streaming (Pay-as-you-go)

Streaming Specifications Template Name Studio Mode(USD/Min) Near VOD Mode(USD/Min)
480P(inclusive) LD 0.025 0.020
480P-720P(inclusive) SD and HD 0.050 0.030
720P-1080P(inclusive) Ultra HD 0.10 0.050

Billing of Transcoding

Transcoding Tier Template Name Mainland China Price (USD/Min) Singapore Price (USD/Min) Japan Price (USD/Min) Germany Price (USD/Min) India Price (USD/Min) Indonesia Price(USD/Min)
480P(inclusive) LD 0.0097 0.0099 0.0099 0.0056 0.0099 0.0099
480P-720P(inclusive) SD and HD 0.0191 0.0198 0.0198 0.0112 0.0198 0.0198
720P-1080P(inclusive) Ultra HD 0.0382 0.0396 0.0396 0.0224 0.0396 0.0396

Billing rule: You are charged based on the output specifications and transcoding specifications that are specified for your streaming panels and the streaming length on the current day. The unit of streaming length is minutes.

Billing example: You have a streaming panel in mainland China. The output specifications of streams are 720p in high definition, and the streams are transcoded to 480p in low definition. On March 20, 2018, the streaming length of the streaming panel is 100 minutes. The expense of the streaming panel on that day is calculated based on the following formula: USD 0.05/minute × 100 minutes + USD 0.0097/minute × 100 minutes = USD 5.97.

Billing of Queen SDK

You are charged for Queen SDK based on the license that you use. Different editions have different prices and provide different features. For more information about the features, see Download Queen SDK.

Edition or feature Price (USD/year)
Basic Edition 0.00
Pro Edition 23500
Ultimate Edition 47000
Auto chroma key 16000
Standard edition of gesture recognition 32000
Customized edition of gesture recognition 47000

Billing policy: You are charged for Queen SDK based on the license that you use. Billing method: The subscription billing method is used.
Billing example: You want to use the features provided by Queen SDK Ultimate Edition. From the pricing table, you learn that the price of Ultimate Edition is USD 47,000 per year. Therefore, you need to pay USD 47,000 for using the features provided by Queen SDK Ultimate Edition for one year.

Outbound data transfer plan

Description: The data transfer plan uses the subscription billing method, and supports the one-off payment. The plan takes effect immediately after the payment. The excess data transfer is billed by traffic.
Live Traffic Package Released

Traffic Specification(USD/GB) Mainland China-CN North America-NA European Union-EU Asia Pacific 1-AP1 Asia Pacific 2-AP2 Asia Pacific 3-AP3 Middle East & Africa-MEAA South America-SA
100GB 4 7 7 8 10 9 20 20
500GB 19 33 33 38 49 44 94 94
1TB 37 65 65 75 98 88 185 185
5TB 180 315 315 365 485 430 900 900
10TB 350 620 620 720 960 850 1780 1780
50TB 1740 3040 3040 3520 4700 4700 8700 8700
Billing rules

• Billed item: outbound traffic.

• Billing method: subscription.

• Billing cycle: The system calculates billing on a daily basis, and deducts consumed traffic from the data transfer plan.

• Validity period: one year.

Notes

• To use the outbound traffic purchased in the data transfer plan, you must use the Pay by Traffic billing method. If the current billing method is Pay by Bandwidth, the unused data in your data transfer plan is unavailable. Therefore, you must switch to the Pay by Traffic billing method.

• You can choose a target region from eight available regions to accelerate the content delivery.

• A data transfer plan can be used only by the Alibaba Cloud account that purchased the plan.

• Multiple data transfer plans are sorted in ascending order of expiration time. The plan with the least remaining validity days has higher payment priority.

• To check the balance of your outbound traffic quota and view the details of your data transfer plan, choose Billing Management > Billing Management > Resource Packages > Overview, and select Live Traffic Package from the Product drop-down list.

• The outbound traffic quota in the data transfer plan is only available within the validity period. The unused traffic quota is invalid after the plan expires. No alternatives or complementary measures will be provided.

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