This topic helps you get started with ApsaraVideo VOD.

Prerequisites

  • An Alibaba Cloud account is created .
  • The real-name verification is complete for your Alibaba Cloud account. To perform real-name verification, log on to the official Alibaba Cloud website, click Real-name Verification, and then perform operations by following the on-screen instructions.

Activate ApsaraVideo VOD

  1. Log on to the ApsaraVideo VOD console.
  2. Click Opening Services.
    Activate ApsaraVideo VOD
  3. Select a billing method for ApsaraVideo VOD. Read and agree to the ApsaraVideo VOD Terms of Service, and then click Activate Now.
  4. After the service is activated, go to the Overview page of the ApsaraVideo VOD console to use the service.

Basic features

  • You can upload media files in the ApsaraVideo VOD console. For more information, see Upload media assets.
    1. In the left-side navigation pane of the ApsaraVideo VOD console, choose Media Files > Audio/Video.
    2. Click Upload. Upload audio and video files
    3. Upload a single media file or multiple-media files based on your business requirements. Upload files from a local device
  • You can manage media files in the ApsaraVideo VOD console. For more information, see Manage media assets.
    1. In the left-side navigation pane of the ApsaraVideo VOD console, choose Media Files > Audio/Video.
    2. On the Video and Audio page, find the video that you want to manage and click Manage in the Actions column to manage the video. Video and Audio page
  • You can transcode media files in the ApsaraVideo VOD console. For more information, see Manage transcoding settings.
    1. In the left-side navigation pane of the ApsaraVideo VOD console, find Configuration Management.
    2. Choose Media Processing > Transcode. The Transcode page appears.Transcode
    3. Click Create Template. The Added Transcoding Template Group page appears. You can create the transcoding template based on your business requirements.
  • You can manage watermarks for media files in the ApsaraVideo VOD console. For more information, see Manage watermarks.
    1. In the left-side navigation pane of the ApsaraVideo VOD console, find Configuration Management.
    2. Choose Media Processing > Watermarks. The Watermarks page appears.
    3. Click Create Watermark to create a watermark template based on your business requirements. Create Watermark
    4. If you want to use ApsaraVideo VOD to accelerate the delivery of content on a specific website, you must add the domain name for Content Delivery Network (CDN) that you want to accelerate and specify the website as the origin server. For more information, see Domain management.