api.video charges you per minute of video uploaded, stored and watched.
But how does it actually work?
Video Time Counting
We measure video on demand (VOD) in 4 second increments, and Live video in 2 second increments.
So what will it cost?
If your video is 15 seconds long, each view will cost 16 seconds of delivery. Therefore, you need 4 views before you reach 1 minute of delivery (really 1 minute 4 seconds).
If your video is 15:01, the total watch time will be 15:04 per person (and not rounded up to 16 minutes per person).
If 30 people watch the entire video, the delivery time will total 452 minutes (15:04 * 30).
If we had rounded up “per minute” it would be (16*30) 480 minutes.