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Obtain media asset information

Last Updated: May 17, 2021

After media files are uploaded or processed, you can use the ApsaraVideo VOD console or call API operations to obtain media asset information. This topic describes how to obtain media asset information in the ApsaraVideo VOD console. This topic also describes how to call API operations or use SDKs to obtain media asset information.


The media asset information that can be obtained includes basic information and mezzanine file information of media files.

For video files, you can also obtain playback information.

Console management

Log on to the ApsaraVideo VOD console and go to the Video and Audio page. You can click Manage in the Actions column that corresponds to a media asset and view the media asset details. You can also view the list of audios and videos and the list of images and videos. For more information, see Media asset management.

API or SDK operations

The following table describes the API operations that are used to obtain media asset information.

Information type



Basic information

Obtains the details of a single audio or video file.

Obtain video information

Obtains the information about multiple audio and video files.

Obtain the information about multiple videos

Obtains image information.

Obtain image information

Mezzanine file information

Obtains the information about the mezzanine files of audios or videos.

Obtain mezzanine file information

Playback information

Obtains the playback information.

Obtain the playback URL


You can also call the SearchMedia operation to obtain media asset information.

Call methods:

  • We recommend that you use a server SDK to obtain media asset information by calling the API operation. This method is simpler and more efficient. For more information about server SDKs, see Usage notes. For more information about API details, see the "SDK example" section of API references.

  • For more information about how to generate HTTP or HTTPS requests, see Common parameters and Examples.