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ApsaraVideo VOD Multi-bitrate Option

This post is guide you how to configure multi bit-rate video and also embed the video in you web application.

written by: Fakhri, Solution Architect Alibaba Cloud Indonesia

A video transcoder is used to convert video from one format to another. Video transcoder usually used to decode and re-encoded into a multitude of bit-rates and resolutions for adaptive bit-rate streaming protocols such as HLS and MPEG-DASH. This enables a single video source to be delivered into many different types of viewing devices.

ApsaraVideo for VOD is an all-in-one on-demand audio and video streaming solution. ApsaraVideo VOD transcodes a video into video streams at different bitrates and packages these video streams into a single file. This way, media players can switch to the most appropriate video stream based on the network bandwidth. This post is guide you how to configure multi bit-rate video and also embed the video in you web application.

Step 1: Open ApsaraVideo VOD
Login to your Alibaba Cloud console and search for the ApsaraVideo VOD console.
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Step 2 : Configure CDN
Open CDN Configuration, select Domain Names and Add Domain
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Input domain name, select type OSS with default bucket and region. Make sure select Outside Mainland China for Acceleration Region.
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Add CNAME record on your domain name record with value defined. After configure CNAME refresh and make sure status is configured.
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Step 3 : Create Transcoding Template
On configuration management menu, expand Media Processing and select Transcoding Template.
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Select Create Transcoding Template Group
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Click +Add Template
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Select Encapsulation format and Definition
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Create another Normal Transcoding Template for different Definition. Make sure select same encapsulation format.
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If you want to create auto resolution format m3u, add template on Video Packaging Template and select Definition.
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Save Template.
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Step 4 : Upload Video
Open menu Media Files, select Audio/Video. Make sure you select correct Region and push Upload button.
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Select Add media
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Select your bucket to store the video file, select use Transcoding Template Group, select your transcoding template you create previously. Push Add media button to upload your video
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Wait the upload process until 100 percent
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After completed back to Audio/Video menu and select manage on video uploaded. Make sure status is Normal.
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Go to Video URL tab and make sure the video listed each definition as defined at Template transcoding group.
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Step 4 : Embed video to Web Application
Multiple bit-rate player can show using multi source define. This example to show video with multiple source (HD and SD). Make sure the source format not include “http:” to make it work and already configure the CDN domain.
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Player Preview, video source credits: https://www.pexels.com/video/celebrating-christmas-happily-6690101/
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