Here's a rundown of all bandwidth that Brid uses so you can get a better idea of where your bandwidth is going:
If you let Brid encode your video files and host them, bandwidth for serving these videos will be counted. This includes all bandwidth that all video renditions make: HD, SD, LD, HLS streams etc. Bandwidth consumption from these files in your overall bandwidth consumption will most likely be highest if you use us as a hosting provider.
Note: If you use your own video hosting, platform usage will most likely be your highest bandwidth consumption but it still will be on the low side due to the size of these assets.
Brid automatically creates snapshots and thumbnails for your videos and these will be served and counted by our bandwidth counter. Again, due to the small size of these assets, bandwidth consumption from these assets is usually very low and makes up a very small amount of your overall bandwidth consumption.
Autoplay of video ads
As Brid has a proprietary ad tech that allows ads to be auto-played on any mobile device, due to this tech certain third party ads are served by Brid and bandwidth used by these files is calculated in your overall bandwidth consumption meter. In most cases usage of these files is pretty low as they are only used on older mobile devices that do not support native autoplay so in most cases bandwidth consumption of autoplay ads will mostly be on the low side.
Hope this gives you a better understanding of everything that we include in our bandwidth calculations so you are aware of all matters that concern your bandwidth consumption in Brid.
Brid provides a detailed report on all bandwidth used in our usage display area explained here - https://brid.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/206873459