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Time Shifting (New)

Last updated: 2023-02-06 10:06:50

    Time shifting is powered by the recording capability of CSS. It allows users to rewind and play earlier parts of a live stream. This is commonly used to play back highlights of live streamed sports events.


    • Time shifting is billed based on the traffic of live streams for which time shifting is enabled. Using this feature will also incur playback traffic/bandwidth costs.
    • Time shifting is disabled by default. You can enable it in the console or using a TencentCloud API.


    Time-Shift Days Price (USD/GB/Day)
    1 day 0.035
    3 days 0.052
    7 days 0.069
    15 days 0.12
    30 days 0.21

    Billing details

    • Billable item: Live streaming traffic
    • Billing mode: Pay-as-you-go
    • Billing cycle: Daily. The time shifting fee generated each day will be deducted from your account the following day (the actual fee deduction and bill generation time may vary).

    Calculation formula

    Time shifting fees = Live streaming traffic per day (GB) x Price (USD/GB/Day)

    Billing examples

    Suppose a user created a time shifting template in the CSS console, bound it to a push domain, and started a live stream at 12:00, January 5. The live stream lasted for five hours. The video bitrate was 1 Mbps. The maximum number of time-shiftable days is seven days.

    Live streaming traffic = 1 Mbps x 18000 seconds ÷ 8 = 2.25 GB
    Time shifting fee incurred on January 5 = 2.25 GB x 0.069 USD/GB = 0.15525 USD. The fee would be deducted on January 6.

    Time shifting of the live stream is allowed from 12:00 on January 5 to 17:00 on January 12.

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