ApsaraVideo VOD

An all-in-one video on demand (VOD) solution

Billing Method

VOD Billing Methods

ApsaraVideo VOD fees are calculated based on accumulated storage service fees, transcoding service fees, and CDN service fees.

Storage service

Storage services include storage fees and traffic fees.

Output Specification

Storage fees are billed based on the amount of storage space you use

Output Specification Mainland China Price(USD/GB/Month) Singapore Price(USD/GB/Month) Germany Price(USD/GB/Month) Japan Price(USD/GB/Month) India Price(USD/GB/Month) Indonesia Price(USD/GB/Month)
0-50GB Free Free Free Free Free Free
>50GB 0.0173 0.02 0.02 0.0209 0.019 0.02
Traffic

This fee is calculated based on your total usage of Storage(OSS) downstream traffic. Upstream traffic is free of charge.

Outbound Traffic Mainland China Price(USD/GB) Singapore Price(USD/GB) Germany Price(USD/GB) Japan Price(USD/GB) India Price(USD/GB) Indonesia Price(USD/GB)
Pay-As-You-Go 0.077 0.053 0.048 0.081 0.076 0.053

Transcoding service

Fee calculation formula: Transcoding fee = Output file duration x Transcoding unit price

Output duration: For each output file, fees are calculated by minute, with durations precise to two decimal places and the second decimal place rounded up if the third decimal place is 5 or larger. Videos of less than 1 second are calcuated as 0.02 minutes.

Output Specification Mainland China Price(USD/Minute) Singapore Price(USD/Minute) Germany Price(USD/Minute) Japan Price(USD/Minute) India Price(USD/Minute) Indonesia Price(USD/Minute)
H.264 4K (3840 x 2160) 0.0433 0.05 0.045 0.05 0.05 0.05
H.264 2K (2560 x 1440) 0.0217 0.0375 0.0338 0.0375 0.0375 0.0375
H.264 HD (1920 x 1080) 0.0101 0.025 0.025 0.025 0.025 0.025
H.264 SD (1280 x 720) 0.005 0.0125 0.0113 0.0125 0.0125 0.0125
H.264 LD (640 x 480) 0.0034 0.0094 0.0084 0.0094 0.0094 0.0094
COPY 0.0011 0.0021 0.0019 0.0021 0.0021 0.0021
Audio 0.0009 0.0031 0.0028 0.0031 0.0031 0.0031
H.265 4K(3840 x 2160) 0.2167 0.25 0.225 0.25 0.25 0.25
H.265 2K (2560 x 1440) 0.1083 0.1875 0.1688 0.1875 0.1875 0.1875
H.265 HD (1920 x 1080) 0.0504 0.125 0.1125 0.125 0.125 0.125
H.265 SD (1280 x 720) 0.0252 0.0625 0.0563 0.0625 0.0625 0.0625
H.265 LD (640 x 480) 0.0168 0.0469 0.0422 0.0469 0.0469 0.0469

Description:
1.The output specification is determined by the horizontal and vertical sides of the output video resolution. For example, output video resolutions where the horizontal side does not exceed 1280 and the vertical side does not exceed 720 are regarded as SD (1280 x 720) specification. If the horizontal side of the output video exceeds 1280 or the vertical side exceeds 720, this video provides a higher specification
2. Above price is for normal transcoding, the price of narrowband HD 1.0 is triple the normal price.

CDN service

CDN service consists of Pay-By-Traffic and Pay-By-Bandwidth

Pay-By-Traffic

Billing item: Downstream traffic

Billing Rule: Uses a tiered scale with each region having a specific traffic billing rate. Monthly traffic overages are accumulated and calculated on a calendar month basis

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 - 50TB (inclusive) 0.04 0.07 0.07 0.081 0.108 0.096 0.2 0.2
50TB - 100TB (inclusive) 0.03 0.06 0.06 0.062 0.094 0.083 0.18 0.18
100TB-1PB(inclusive) 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.053 0.079 0.07 0.15 0.14
>1PB 0.02 0.025 0.025 0.048 0.072 0.064 0.14 0.13

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:

Pay by Peak Bandwidth

Billing item: Peak bandwidth

Billing Rule: Uses a tiered scale with each region having a specific peak bandwidth billing rate

Peak bandwidth tier(USD/Mbps/Day) 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
0-500 Mbps(inclusive) 0.09 0.25 0.25 0.4 0.53 0.57 0.9 0.81
500 Mbps - 5 Gbps(inclusive) 0.09 0.23 0.23 0.35 0.48 0.52 0.88 0.79
5Gbps-20Gbps(inclusive) 0.09 0.21 0.21 0.31 0.42 0.48 0.86 0.77
>20Gbps 0.08 0.2 0.2 0.26 0.37 0.44 0.85 0.76

Note: Users are billed by the daily peak bandwidth (Unit: Mbps) generated from domestic CDN nodes and overseas CDN nodes. The rate for billing purposes is determined by the daily peak bandwidth (Unit: Mbps).

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 and Vietnam
• Asia-Pacific 3:Australia and New Zealand

Short Video SDK

Billing by the combination of function modules, you can choose the corresponding module according to your needs
Annual license authorization, support up to 3 applications (1 application includes iOS and Android platforms)

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Module Recording Import Sticker MV Subtitle
Price(USD/Year) 4400 3000 7400 7400 7400

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.
VOD 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 4170 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 VOD 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.