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Upload videos

Last Updated: Jul 10, 2019

Upload videos

The ApsaraVideo for VOD console provides the video upload function. This function allows you to quickly upload multiple resources to VOD.

Feature description

The ApsaraVideo for VOD console allows you to upload multiple audio, video, and image resources at a time. In this way, media resources can be quickly uploaded and stored in ApsaraVideo for VOD. The file name extension must comply with the formats listed in the following table.

Media type Supported format
Video 3gp, asf, avi, dat, dv, flv, f4v, gif, m2t, m3u8, m4v, mj2, mjpeg, mkv, mov, mp4, mpe, mpg, mpeg, mts, ogg, qt, rm, rmvb, swf, ts, vob, wmv, and webm
Audio aac, ac3, acm, amr, ape, caf, flac, m4a, mp3, ra, wav, and wma
Image png, jpg, jpeg, and gif


Go to the Video page of the media library and click Upload Video to upload a video.

  1. Select the video to be uploaded.

    On the upload page, click Upload to add a local video to the list.Upload a video

    You can continue adding videos as needed or delete the videos to be uploaded.

  2. Configure transcoding settings.

    • Before uploading a video, you need to complete the transcoding settings. You can select a transcoding template to process a single video or multiple videos.

    • After the video is added, the default template is preferentially selected for transcoding. If it is the first time you upload a video to the console, go to the transcoding settings page for configuration check and management. This ensures that all videos that you upload are transcoded based on your requirements.

    • In a transcoding template, you can configure different definitions and customize the resolution, bit rate, and watermarks. For more information, see Transcoding settings.

  3. Edit video information.

    • Before uploading a video, you can set the title and category for the video. You can select multiple video files and add them to one category. You can also go to the video details page to modify the video category after the video has been successfully uploaded.

    • Before uploading a video, you can go to the categories page to create a category so that you can quickly select a category for the video when uploading it.

  4. Select a storage address.

    Select a storage address for the uploaded video. If multiple storage addresses are available, the default storage address is selected.

  5. Start uploading and view progress.

    After you click Upload, the system starts uploading the specified video file. You can view the status of the uploading task in the list.Start uploading

    Notes: You can leave this page when the video is being uploaded. The uploading task will not be affected. However, do not refresh this page or close the browser.

    The uploading task list displays all videos that are being uploaded in the queue.

    • You can click Cancel to stop uploading a video.
    • If an uploading task is stopped or failed, you can click Upload Again to resume the task. The system will restart uploading the video.
  6. The uploaded videos are displayed in the Media library. The system then starts transcoding and processing these videos. You can further manage these videos as needed.