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Account Expenditure

Account usage

To be able to see the projects traffic data in Samba Videos, logged user must be the "Account Owner".

So if you already have this permission level, it's quite simple. Watch the video below:

See below how the account expenditure information is calculated:

VOD Traffic

It's the sum of all accumulated monthly traffic of the available medias. VOD traffic is calculated when the media is required to be viewed by the client. This value can be viewed per project or per account, and it's not cumulative.

Storage

It's the sum of the size of all medias sent and encoded to our Storage. This value is cumulative, can be viewed per project or per account, and is calculated this way:

E.g: One 100MB HD media generated 5 formats (1080p, 720p, 480p, 360p, 240p) after encoding.

  • 240p - Generated a +- 50mb media 
  • 360p - Generated a +- 54mb media
  • 480p - Generated a +- 58mb media
  • 720pGenerated a +- 70mb media
  • 1080pGenerated a +- 98mb media

This media total storage is +- 430mb

NOTE: These values depend on media quality, used audio and video profile, and RAW file size (raw file sent to Samba Videos). The storage value is charged by Usage Peak, what means the sum of all medias sent to the platform during the current month. If the sent media is deleted during the month, the media storage cost will only be deducted in the following month.

Encoding

It's the sum of the time of all medias sent and encoded to our Storage. This value is cumulative, can be viewed per project or per account, and is calculated this way:

E.g: One 10 minutes HD media generated 5 formats (1080p, 720p, 480p, 360p, 240p) after encoding.

  • 240pEncoded a 10 minutes media
  • 360p - Encoded a 10 minutes media
  • 480p - Encoded a 10 minutes media
  • 720p - Encoded a 20 minutes media*
  • 1080p - Encoded a 20 minutes media*

This media total encoding is 70 minutes. In the exported report, it's possible to see the real total time of encoded minutes and the real total time of billed minutes. These information are in the columns "Encoding Minutes" and "Biling Minutes" respectively.

NOTE: Our billing is charged in increments of 10 seconds. If a media is 4"55', it will be rounded up to 5".

Live traffic

It's the sum of all accumulated monthly traffic of live transmissions. The live traffic is calculated when a live transmission is assisted by the client. This value can be viewed per project or per account, and it's not cumulative.

#tips: Data is updated once a day.

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