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Category management

Last Updated: Jul 10, 2019

Feature description

This feature allows you to group the resources in the media library of ApsaraVideo for VOD in different categories. In this way, you can manage and search for resources by category.


  1. Log on to the ApsaraVideo for VOD console. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Global Settings > Categories.

  2. By default, the category tree is empty. You can create a video category tree as needed. A category tree supports up to three levels of categories, with each level containing up to 100 categories.

  3. You can use keyboard shortcuts to add or delete categories and subcategories.

Note: You can press Enter to add a category of the same level, Alt+Enter to add a subcategory, and Delete to delete a category.

  1. Apart from managing categories in the console, you can also manage categories by using the API. For more information, see AddCategory .Category management

  2. After a category tree is created, you can use it for video management as follows:

  • Select a category when uploading a video or specify the category for the video on the details page.
  • In the video list, search for all videos under a category.