What recording capabilities does OpenTok offer? How do I estimate pricing?

Composed archives

  • Single MP4 file composed of all streams and it is ideal for instant playback
  • Composition occurs while the session is in progress and composed file is available immediately after session is complete
  • Layout of the composed archive can be customized, adjusting the visual arrangement of streams and which streams are displayed
  • Composed archiving is used by the majority of our customers
  • Composed archives can be encrypted to provide the highest level of security

Individual stream archives

  • ZIP container file with multiple individual media files for each stream, and a JSON metadata file for video synchronization
  • Stream containers are either of type .webm, or .mkv
  • Intended for use with a post-processing tool, and is useful for companies with advanced cognitive services to tackle use-cases such as - Sentiment analysis, audio transcription and voice/object recognition

 

Pricing for recording is dependent upon the duration of the recorded content, and not on the number of participants.

  • Individual stream archives - $0.0125 per minute of recorded content
  • SD Composed archives - $0.025 per minute of recorded content
  • HD composed archives - $0.035 per minute of recorded content

 

Use Case How to calculate usage? Example
HD & composed archives Number of composed archived minutes = duration of the session that was archived Record a 15-minute session with 2 participants using composed archiving:

Composed archiving minutes billed will be 15 minutes
Individual stream archives Number of individual stream archived minutes = duration of the session that was archived

Record a 15-minute session with 5 participants using individual stream archiving:

Individual stream archiving minutes billed will be 15 minutes

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