I’m currently subscribed to legacy $65/month Wowza Streaming Engine subscription plan. I was advised that my subscription plan will be $75/month starting on June 1, 2021 and “the plan will be limited to a maximum of 10 simultaneous TRANSCODER CHANNELS (inbound) per instance, measured within each billing cycle.”
On the FAQ section of Wowza website, there’s an entry which is a bit confusing for me:
"Is there a limit on the number of CONCURRENT CHANNELS per instance per month?
Yes, you are limited to a maximum of 10 CONCURRENT CHANNELS per instance per month. If you exceed 10 concurrent channels per instance, you will be charged at an incremental rate for every instance required to achieve a maximum of 10 concurrent channels per instance."
I have a few questions related to the above:
- What is the definition of a channel?
- What if I have 11 APPLICATIONS but TRANSCODING IS NOT ENABLED, are they considered as 11 CHANNELS?
- Is that entry on the FAQ, actually refers to CONCURRENT TRANSCODING CHANNELS.?
I’m asking this because I have more than 10 applications running in some of my instances but transcoding is not enabled in any of them. I’m worried that I might be billed beyond $75/month.for the overages.