If I use media reserved units and/or streaming units for less than an entire month, will I be charged for the complete month?

No, the charges for media reserved units are prorated on a per-minute basis and streaming units are prorated daily. To understand how much an encoding project will cost, please check out our online calculator.

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Related questions and answers

  • Adding media reserved units to your account ensures that multiple files are processed concurrently and changing the type of the media reserved unit affects the speed at which the files are processed. For example, if your account had three media reserved units of type S1, then up to three files will be processed concurrently. By changing the type of reserved unit to S3, each individual file processes faster. See our documentation for more information.

  • Both edges of the input video must fit within the supported input resolution of each meter. For example, a 600 x 481 video exceeds the maximum 640 x 480 resolution of S1 by virtue of both edges being greater than 480 and so would be subject to S2 metering.

  • Yes, you can purchase multiple streaming units for content streaming.

  • You are charged based on the highest number of streaming units which are provisioned each day. In this example, you will be charged for four streaming units for that day.

  • A streaming unit provides a dedicated set of resources for content streaming, with each unit increasing guaranteed bandwidth throughput by up to 200 Mbps.

  • No, you will only get charged based on output minutes, plus the number of media reserved units. See the example below for more details.