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Overview of Basic Fees for Value-Added Features

Last updated: 2023-11-23 09:43:45
    CSS offers a variety of value-added features, including standby streams, delayed playback, and local relay mode. These features are paid value-added services. When using these value-added features, select the appropriate value-added services based on your actual business needs. The specific pricing and billing rules are as follows:


    In addition to value-added service fees, the use of standby streams may also incur traffic and bandwidth fees.
    In instances where the duration of a single standby stream is less than 1 minute, it will be billed as 1 minute.
    In addition to value-added service fees, the use of the delayed playback feature may also incur traffic and bandwidth fees.
    In addition to value-added service fees, the use of the local relay mode may also incur relay fees.


    Price (USD/Billing Unit)
    Unit price
    Ratio of billing duration to actual duration:
    Value-added Feature
    Billing Duration (Billing Unit):Actual Duration (Minute)
    Standby streams
    Delayed playback
    Local relay mode

    Billing Details

    Item: Value-added feature
    Billing mode: Pay-as-you-go
    Billing cycle: Daily. The fee generated each day will be deducted from your account the following day. For the actual fee deduction and bill generation time, see your billing statement.

    Calculation Formula

    Billing duration = Actual duration x Ratio
    Fee = Unit price x Billing duration

    Billing Examples

    Billing Example of Standby Streams

    The live domain names of streams A and B are configured with standby streams. On October 16, 2023, the streams were automatically switched to the standby stream input sources due to unexpected interruptions multiple times. The following table lists the start and end time of the standby streams:
    Stream ID
    Standby Stream Start Time (Hour:Minute:Second)
    Standby Stream End Time (Hour:Minute:Second)
    Billing Duration (Actual Duration × Ratio)
    1 minute × 1.6
    1 minute × 1.6
    3 minutes × 1.6
    Stream A: Billing duration of the standby stream = (1 minute + 1 minute) × 1.6 billing units/minute = 3.2 billing units
    Stream B: Billing duration of the standby stream = 3 minutes × 1.6 billing units/minute = 4.8 billing units

    Billing Example of Delayed Playback

    Assume that you used the delayed playback feature for a total of 60 minutes on June 15, 2023. The bill generated on June 16, 2023 would be as follows:
    0.01515 (USD/billing unit) x 0.05 (billing unit/minute) x 60 (minutes) = 0.04545(USD)

    Billing Example of the Local Realy Mode

    Assume that you enabled the local mode for a relay task on November 23, 2022. The duration of the task was 100 minutes, including 60 minutes of local files. On November 24, 2022, you would need to pay the following fees:
    Relay fee: 0.00032 (USD/minute) x 100 (minutes) = 0.032 (USD)
    Value-added feature fee: 0.01515 (USD/billing unit) x 0.02 (billing unit/minute) × 60 (minutes) = 0.01818 (USD)
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