This topic describes the release notes for ApsaraVideo Live and provides links to the relevant references.

2021-06

Update type Feature Description References
New feature The feature for prohibiting RTMP, FLV, and HLS streams is released. Live stream management is enhanced. Configure protocol prohibition
Upgrade Recordings can be managed. OSS recordings can be queried based on appname and streamname. This way, you can query all recordings under a domain name within a specific period of time. Manage recordings
New feature Bandwidth throttling in response to sudden traffic spikes If the traffic growth within a minute reaches a specified threshold, throttling is triggered for customers in tier GC 0 to GC 3. Limits
Upgrade Production studio: The background color and latency configuration are added to the subtitle component. More features are released to improve user experience. Manage components

2021-05

Update type Feature Description References
Modification Rules for taking domain names offline The system stops resolving domain names after 30 days (originally 7 days) if a domain name has an invalid ICP filing. Domain names with overdue payments are restored automatically after you pay off overdue payments. Announcement on new rules for disabling live domains
Upgrade Billing Monthly 95th percentile bandwidth, transcoding, snapshots, and recordings can be billed by domain name. None
Modification Minimum number of digits for a cryptographic key The minimum number of digits for a cryptographic key is changed from 8 to 16, which increases the difficulty of cracking. Configure URL signing
Upgrade Production studio
  • Third-party push (single channel) is released.
  • A tip is added to the subtitle component to configure subheaders.
  • Experience improvement: A message about the standby video is added and stream interruption prompts are improved to prevent unexpected costs.
More features are released to improve user experience. Manage components

2021-04

Update type Feature Description References
Modification Rules for taking domain names offline Rules for manually taking domain names offline and rules for stopping services due to violations, overdue payments, or invalid ICP filing are added. Announcement on new rules for disabling live domains
New feature RTS push RTS push can be enabled in the console. None
New feature Bandwidth and traffic usage via RTS can be queried. This feature simplifies how users query and use functions. Usage statistics
Upgrade TLS v1.3 certificates are added. TLS v1.3 is added to meet requirements outside mainland China. Configure TLS version control
New feature Modification of the fixed pull configuration The fixed pull configuration can be modified to improve client-side experience. Modify the configurations of stream pulling
Upgrade Production studio
  • Operations in the console are improved.
  • A streaming URL can be entered as an input source.
  • Skin whitening and smoothing effects are added.
This feature allows you to easily configure your desired settings.

Add video sources

2021-03

Update type Feature Description References
New feature Triggered stream pulling is supported. The stream pulling feature is enhanced. Configure triggered stream pulling
New feature The specifications of the RTS signaling protocol are released. This feature allows you to develop a client on your own to push or pull streams. Specifications of the RTS signaling protocol
Upgrade The maximum time shifting duration is prolonged to 24 hours. The content that has been streamed within the last 24 hours can be played back. Time shifting

2021-02

Update type Feature Description References
Upgrade The RTS feature can be enabled in the ApsaraVideo Live console. The procedure for enabling the RTS feature is simplified. You can enable the feature on your own. Real-Time Streaming
Upgrade HTTPS-based secure acceleration is supported for ingest domains. The secure acceleration feature is enhanced. Secure acceleration

2021-01

Update type Feature References
Upgrade A limit on the maximum bandwidth is added. Limits

2018-06

Update type Feature References
Upgrade The ApsaraVideo Live console is upgraded to the latest version.
  • Edge pushing, hotlink protection, IP address blacklist, HTTPS-based secure acceleration, and HTTP request header settings are supported.
  • The procedures for activating ApsaraVideo Live and obtaining ingest and streaming URLs are improved.
  • ApsaraVideo Live can be connected to CloudMonitor to monitor the resource usage.
Access control, HTTP configuration, Secure acceleration, and Data statistics

2018-05

Update type Feature References
Modification The billing policies for the outbound traffic and bandwidth vary for different regions outside mainland China. Fees of ApsaraVideo Live

2018-03

Update type Feature References
Upgrade Recording rules can be configured for live streams. Live stream recording

2018-01

Update type Feature References
Upgrade URL authentication is enabled by default for new users. Configure URL signing
Upgrade Active ingest endpoints, activity logs, and disabled ingest endpoints can be displayed in pagination mode. Manage streams

2017-12

Update type Feature References
New feature Recorded live streams can be stored in ApsaraVideo VOD. Live stream recording and Store live recordings in ApsaraVideo VOD

2017-08

Update type Feature References
New feature A live center of ApsaraVideo Live is launched in the China (Beijing) region. Supported regions

2017-05

Update type Feature References
New feature ApsaraVideo Live is released on the Alibaba Cloud International site (alibabacloud.com). A live center of ApsaraVideo Live is launched in the Singapore (Singapore) region. Supported regions

2017-02

Update type Feature References
Upgrade Callbacks for live stream recording can be configured. The live streams can be recorded in the MP4 and FLV formats. Callbacks for live stream recording and Live stream recording

2016-12

Update type Feature References
New feature Live streams can be transcoded in real time into high resolution (1440p) and high frame rate (60 FPS) streams. Live stream transcoding

2016-11

Update type Feature References
Upgrade The stream monitoring feature is supported, which allows you to monitor the frame rate of pushed streams and bandwidth usage. Resource monitoring

2016-10

Update type Feature References
Upgrade The stream pushing monitoring feature is supported. More metrics are supported for live resource monitoring. Resource monitoring and Real-time monitoring

2016-09

Update type Feature References
New feature The snapshot feature is supported. Manage snapshots
New feature Live streams can be recorded. An index file can be created for the recorded streams. Live stream recording and Manage recordings

2016-04

Update type Feature References
New feature Domain names for CDN can be added and queried in the ApsaraVideo Live console. Manage domain names and Add a domain name
New feature The URL authentication feature is supported. Configure URL signing
New feature Live streams can be queried and managed. Manage streams