Bandwidth consumption and usage with Twilio Programmable Video

Programmable Video uses variable bit rate codecs for all communication. This means that the quality of a call will be dynamically adjusted to adapt to changing network conditions, and therefore the bandwidth usage will vary throughout the duration of the call.

Use the following table as a guide for estimating data rates for common use cases. Actual bandwidth consumed will vary based on network conditions.

 

Media

Data transfer rate (kilobits per second)

Data transfer rate
(GB per minute)

HD Audio

40kbps

0.0003 GB / min

Lo-res Video (240x180) + HD Audio

200kbps

0.0015 GB / min

SD Video (640x480) + HD Audio

540kbps

0.00405 / min

HD Video (1280x720) + HD Audio

1.5Mbps

0.01125 / min

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