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Last Updated: Jan 19, 2021

ApsaraVideo VOD provides media review features. These features include intelligent review, manual review, and security review. This topic describes the benefits, features, scenarios, and preparations of ApsaraVideo VOD review.


Media resources uploaded may violate the content laws and regulations. ApsaraVideo VOD provides a full range of media review services such as intelligent review, manual review, and security review configurations for videos, audios, images, and texts. These automated and intelligent features can reduce the risks of illegal and non-compliant content such as terrorism, politically sensitive content, pornography, and violence. These features can also lower the cost of labor that is required to review content.

Benefits of ApsaraVideo VOD review

  • The basic review capability is the same as that of AliGreenNet. Media review can detect illegal and non-compliant content such as terrorism, politically sensitive content, pornography, advertisements, and abuse. Media review can be used to detect this content in images, videos, texts, and audios.

  • Media review further aggregates videos, audios, images such as snapshots and thumbnails, and texts such as titles, profiles, and tags in the form of media resources. All audio and video media resources can be processed in a call, which is simpler and more efficient.

  • ApsaraVideo VOD supports workflow capabilities and allows you to manually review files based on custom configuration templates. After a media file is uploaded to ApsaraVideo VOD, the system automatically reviews the video file and calls back the review results in real time.

  • ApsaraVideo VOD review integrates all aspects of the review process. ApsaraVideo VOD review is integrated with media asset management, editing, production, distribution, and playback to meet the needs of more diverse scenarios. For example, you can transcode, discard, or archive a video after review. Non-compliant clips can also be automatically cropped and distributed.


  • Intelligent review

    The intelligent review service is implemented based on a large amount of labeled data and a large number of deep learning algorithms. This feature detects illegal and prohibited non-compliant content, such as terrorism, politically sensitive content, pornography, and advertisements. The service applies to the content of videos, thumbnails, or titles from multiple dimensions such as voice, text, and vision. This service applies to multiple scenarios such as short video platform audit, live streaming platform audit, and media audit. This way, you can improve your video review efficiency.

    For more information, see Intelligent review.

  • Manual review

    ApsaraVideo VOD provides the manual review service. This service enables you to detect and block illegal and non-compliant videos in advance or take them offline at your earliest opportunity. This way, you can avoid or reduce the adverse effects caused by illegal and non-compliant content.

    For more information, see Manual review.

  • Security IP address preview

    ApsaraVideo VOD provides the security IP address preview service. This service ensures that only users whose IP addresses are added to review security groups can play videos in the Checking or Blocked state.

    For more information, see Security IP address preview.


  • Short video or UGC video service providers can use the intelligent review service to identify illegal and non-compliant content in a large number of videos uploaded by users. Intelligent review conducts manual review of suspected illegal videos. This reduces the manual review workload.

  • ApsaraVideo VOD providers and media companies can use the intelligent review service to identify illegal and non-compliant content such as terrorism, politically sensitive content, and violence. This way, users can control illegal and non-compliant content.


  1. An Alibaba Cloud account is registered, Real-name verification is complete, and ApsaraVideo VOD is activated.

  2. Obtain an AccessKey pair to access ApsaraVideo VOD.

    You can create an AccessKey pair for your Alibaba Cloud account on the AccessKey Management page in the Alibaba Cloud Management Console. You can also create a RAM user in the RAM console and grant the user the permissions such as AliyunVODFullAccess to access ApsaraVideo VOD. For more information, see RAM user access.

  3. Click Review in the ApsaraVideo VOD console and click Review Settings.

    1. Configure the review process. You can select the Review Before Publish or Review After Publish mode. By default, the review mode is set to Review After Publish. You can set the review mode to Review Before Publish. If you set the review mode to Review Before Publish, an uploaded video cannot be accessed after transcoding and delivery acceleration and can be played only after the video is manually approved.Review settings

    2. Configure intelligent review. You can set the default intelligent review template and add intelligent review templates.Intelligent review

  4. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Media Processing > Callback. On the Callback page, set Callback URL and select Events.Callback

    • For manual review, to receive the CreateAuditComplete event notification, you must select the Create Audit Completed event.

    • For intelligent review, to receive the VideoAnalysisComplete event notification, you must select the Video Analysis Completed event. You can submit an AI processing job only after this event notification is received.

    • For intelligent review, you also need to select the AI Processing Completed event to receive the AIMediaAuditComplete event notification. After you select this event, ApsaraVideo VOD sends you a notification when an AI processing job is complete.