This article introduces the billing policy for Media Pull.
The billing for Media Pull comprises transcoding charges and subscription charges:
- Transcoding charges: The charges for injecting an online media stream into the Video SDK channel. Note that this charge is not included in Agora's policy of granting 10,000 minutes of usage per month free of charge.
- Subscription charges: The charges for subscribing to streams in the Video SDK channel. Subscription charges go directly into real-time communication charges.
Transcoding charges occur when injecting an online stream into an Video SDK channel.
Based on the injected stream, transcoding charges can be categorized as one of the following:
Audio transcoding charges: If you inject an audio stream into an Video SDK channel, audio transcoding charges occur.
Audio transcoding charges = Audio transcoding unit price × Audio transcoding service minutes.
Video transcoding charges: If you inject a video stream or an audio and video stream into an Video SDK channel, video transcoding charges occur.
Video transcoding charges = Video transcoding unit price × Video transcoding service minutes.
The following table lists the transcoding pricing of Media Pull service:
|Service||Category||Pricing ($US/1,000 minutes)|
|H.264 HD video||Output video resolution up to 921,600 (1280 × 720)||$6.86|
|H.264 FHD video||Output resolution greater than 921,600 (1280 × 720), up to 2,073,600 (1920 × 1080)||$15.49|
Agora monitors the time interval between when Media Pull is enabled and when it is destroyed, and then calculates this interval as the transcoding duration.
- Audio transcoding duration: The duration that Media Pull transcodes an audio stream.
- Video transcoding duration: The duration that Media Pull transcodes a video stream or an audio and video stream.
createTs, the duration between these two timestamps is billed as audio transcoding charges.
When you successfully inject an online stream into an Video SDK channel, which generates subscription charges. Subscription charges are included in the charges for real-time communications.
Given that Media Pull publishes streams in the Video SDK channel, but never receives them, subscription pricing is the same as for audio service charges, which is $0.99 ($US/1,000 minutes).
The time interval between when Media Pull starts and stops publishing streams into the Video SDK channel is calculated as the subscription duration.