ApsaraVideo VOD allows you to upload media assets such as audio files, video files, images, and short video materials in the ApsaraVideo VOD console. You can upload one or more media assets at a time. This topic uses video files as an example to describe how to manage media assets.

Query audio/video files

  1. Log on to the ApsaraVideo VOD console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane of the ApsaraVideo VOD console, choose Media Files > Audio/Video.

    You can filter audio/video files by type, category, status, and source. You can also enter the ID or name of an audio/video file to search for the file.

    The value in the Status column indicates the processing status of an audio/video file, including Uploading, Uploaded, Transcoding, Transcoding Failed, Normal, Reviewing, Flagged, Composition Failed, and All.

    Note If a video file is in the Transcoding Failed status, delete the video file and upload the file again. If transcoding for the video file failed for multiple times, submit a submit a ticket.


Action: Manage

On the Video and Audio page, find the audio/video file that you want to manage and click Manage in the Actions column.

  • Basic Information tab

    On the Basic Information tab, you can view or modify the name, description, category, tag, and thumbnail of the audio/video file. After you finish editing the information, click Save.

    Basic Information
    The following table describes the parameters.
    Parameter Description
    Cover Upload an image or select a video snapshot as the default video thumbnail.
    Note You can customize the thumbnail by uploading an image. The image must be in the JPG or PNG format and can be up to 1 MB in size. The maximum resolution of the image is 1920×1080.
    Name The name of the audio/video file, which is displayed in the player window when you play the audio/video file. The supported length ranges from 1 to 128 bytes.
    Describe The detailed description of the audio/video file. The supported length ranges from 0 to 1,024 bytes.
    Categories Configure video categories on the Categories page. For more information, see Manage video categories.
    Tag You can add multiple tags to each audio/video file. Only Chinese characters, English letters, digits, and underscores (_) are supported. After you enter a tag, enter a comma or semicolon or press Enter to add the tag.
  • Video URL tab

    You can view the URLs, resolutions, and bitrates of the original video and the transcoded videos in all formats and definitions.

    The following table describes the supported actions.
    Action Description
    Copy Copy the URL of the video in the current definition to a browser or player and preview the video.
    Preview Preview the video in the current definition in the console.
    Delete Delete the video.
    Delete All Delete all transcoded files but not the original file. The files that are deleted cannot be restored. Therefore, perform this action with caution.
  • Web Player Code tab

    If you are a developer, you can use HTML code or JavaScript code for each video as needed. In addition, you can configure the Player Size parameter and turn on or off Auto Play in Player Settings to modify the corresponding parameters in the code snippet. This way, you can improve work efficiency.

    • The Web Player Code tab is available only for video files.
    • Use the latest version of ApsaraVideo Player for Web. For more information, see ApsaraVideo Player SDK for web.
    ApsaraVideo Player for Web

Action: Media Processing

On the Video and Audio page, find the audio/video file that you want to process and click Media Processing in the Actions column. You can perform media processing by using a transcoding template group or a workflow. For more information, see Media processing.

More actions

On the Video and Audio page, click More in the Actions column and perform more actions that are supported for audio/video management.

The following table describes the supported actions.
Action Description
Delete After an audio/video file is deleted, all resources that are related to the audio/video file are permanently deleted and cannot be restored, including the original file, transcoded files, and snapshots. Therefore, perform this action with caution.
Disable Download This action forbids users to download videos. You must perform this action in conjunction with a player.
Note You can disable download only for videos that are in the Normal status. For information about the settings for secure download, see Configure offline download.
Make Available on Cloud Studio Click Make Available on Cloud Studio to transcode a video into two streams, which can be added for playback in a production studio of ApsaraVideo Live. For information about the production studio features, see Introduction to production studios.
  • The Make Available on Cloud Studio action is only available for video files.
  • You can click Make Available on Cloud Studio only once for each video.

Action: Export Media URL

On the Video and Audio page, click the Export Media URL icon in the upper-right corner to export the information of the audio/video files in the list to a Comma Separated Value (CSV) file. The exported information includes the ID, name, duration, size, creation time, update time, and URLs of the audio/video files.


Action: Preview

Open a video that is in the Normal status in the audio/video list.

ApsaraVideo VOD provides a player for you to preview videos. When you use the player, you can configure fast-forwarding, volume, subtitle, audio track, definition, and bullet comments for videos. This allows you to preview videos in a more convenient manner.

Preview videos