The ApsaraVideo VOD console allows you to upload multiple media files at the same time. You can upload audio, video, image files.


The following table describes the supported file name extensions of the uploaded files.

Media type Format
Audio AAC, AC3, ACM, AMR, APE, CAF, FLAC, M4A, MP3, RA, WAV, and WMA
Image PNG, JPG, JPEG, and GIF
Short video material MAT and ZIP
Notice You can upload a media file up to 48.8 TB in size. Only media files in the supported formats can be uploaded. The files that can be uploaded are queued in the console.

Upload settings

  • Storage address settings

    Select an address to store the files that you want to upload. If multiple storage addresses are available, the default storage address is selected. For more information about how to configure the default storage address, see Manage VOD resources.

  • Transcoding settings
    • Before you upload videos, you can select a transcoding template group to transcode the videos. You can specify a transcoding template group for one or more videos at a time.
    • You can configure different definitions in the transcoding template group. You can also customize resolutions, bitrates, and watermarks for the videos of different definitions. For more information, see Manage transcoding settings.
    • After you upload videos, the default template group that you configure is selected for the videos. The first time that you upload a video, check the transcoding settings to make sure that the uploaded videos are transcoded based on your requirements.
  • Category settings

    Before you upload media files, you can modify the title and category of the media files. You can perform this operation on one or more media files. You can also modify the category of media files on the details page of the files after they are uploaded. For more information about how to configure categories, see Manage video categories.

Upload audio and video files

  1. Log on to the ApsaraVideo VOD console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Media Files > Audio/Video.
  3. Click Upload
    Upload audio and video files
  4. Click Add Media.
    Add audio and video files
  5. Add a file you want to upload, configure the transcoding settings, and then click Upload.
    • Upload filesUpload files
    • Upload files from URLs

      If the specified URL does not contain a file name extension, the upload may fail. We recommend that you enter a file name extension to avoid upload failures. For more information, see UploadMediaByURL.

      Upload files from URLs
    • After you start the upload, do not refresh the page or close the browser. However, you can leave the upload page.
    • You can click Cancel to pause the upload of a video.
    • You can re-upload a video if the upload is paused or the video fails to be uploaded.

Upload an image

  1. Log on to the ApsaraVideo VOD console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane of the ApsaraVideo VOD console, choose Media Files > Image > Upload Image.
    Upload an image
  3. Click Add Images.
    Add images
  4. Add an image to be uploaded and click Upload.
    Image upload

Upload short video materials

  1. Log on to the ApsaraVideo VOD console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane of the ApsaraVideo VOD console, choose Media Files > Short Video Material > Upload Material.
    Add a material to upload
  3. Configure the material you want to upload and click Upload.
    Upload materials
    Note The Material Icon must be in the PNG format and cannot exceed 200 × 200 pixels in size.

Upload files from a PC client

We recommend that you use a PC client to upload large files or upload multiple files at a time. The uploaded files are displayed in the console. You can upload and manage media files as well as edit short videos and animated stickers in the ApsaraVideo VOD console. More features are under development. Log on to the ApsaraVideo VOD console as a RAM user on the client. This helps you manage permissions and reduce the risk of configuration errors in the console. For more information about RAM users and AccessKey management, see Create and grant permissions to a RAM user.

Download the PC client for your operating system.
Operating system Windows macOS
Application version V1.1.0 V1.3.2
Notice When you open the Windows version of the application and a message appears indicating that MSVCP 140.dll or VCRUNTIME 140.dll cannot be found, download and install the Microsoft 2017 Runtime Library.