ApsaraVideo VOD allows you to upload media files such as audio files, videos, images, and short video materials in the ApsaraVideo VOD console. You can upload one or more media files at a time. This topic describes how to upload media files by using the ApsaraVideo VOD console.

Prerequisites

The following table describes the formats of media files that you can upload by using the ApsaraVideo VOD console.

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
Note You can upload M3U8 files in the ApsaraVideo VOD console only by using URLs, but not by uploading local files from your servers or terminals.
Audio AAC, AC3, ACM, AMR, APE, CAF, FLAC, M4A, MP3, RA, WAV, and WMA
Image PNG, JPG, JPEG, GIF, and HEIC
Short video material MAT and ZIP
Notice You can upload a media file of up to 48.8 TB in size. Media files in unsupported formats or non-media files are automatically removed. The files that can be uploaded are queued in the console.

Background information

If you want to upload media files by using the ApsaraVideo VOD console, take note of the items that are described in the following table.
Type Item
Video
  • You can upload a media file of up to 48.8 TB in size.
  • You are charged for the storage space occupied by files that are uploaded to ApsaraVideo VOD and generated after processing. The fees are calculated based on the maximum used storage space and storage period. For more information, see Billing of basic services.
  • If no domain name for CDN is configured, you are charged for the outbound traffic for downloading media files or playing media files from the storage location or in the ApsaraVideo VOD console. The fees cannot be offset by using resource plans. For more information, see Billing of basic services.
Audio
Image If no domain name for CDN is configured, you are charged for the outbound traffic for downloading images or viewing images from the storage location or in the ApsaraVideo VOD console. The fees cannot be offset by using resource plans. For more information, see Billing of basic services.
Short video material The image that you upload as the material icon must be an image in the PNG format and cannot exceed 200 × 200 pixels in size.

Configure upload settings

  • Select a storage location

    You can select a storage location to which you want to upload media files. If multiple storage locations are available, the default storage location is selected by default. For more information about how to specify the default storage location, see Manage VOD resources.

  • Configure transcoding settings
    • Before you upload videos, you can select a transcoding template group that is used 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 specify resolutions, bitrates, and watermarks for videos of different definitions. For more information, see Configure transcoding template groups.
    • After you add videos to upload, the default template group that you specify is selected for the videos. When you upload videos for the first time, check whether transcoding settings are configured based on your business requirements.
  • Configure category settings

    Before you upload media files, you can specify titles and categories for the media files. You can specify a category for one or more media files at a time. You can also specify the category of media files on the details page of the files after the files are uploaded. For more information about how to configure category settings, see Manage video categories.

Upload audio and video files

Note
  • To upload large files or upload multiple files at a time, we recommend that you use PC clients.
  • After you start the upload, do not refresh or close the upload page or close the browser. You can visit other pages on other tabs in the browser.
  • You can upload audio or video files though From URL method in the ApsaraVideo VOD console only in China (Shanghai), but not in other regions.
  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.
  3. On the Video and Audio page, click Upload.
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  4. On the Upload Media page, click Add Media.
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  5. In the Add Media dialog box, add a file that you want to upload, configure the transcoding settings, and then click Upload.
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      Note You cannot upload local M3U8 files from your servers or terminals.
    • Upload online files by using URLs

      If a specified URL does not contain a file name extension, the upload may fail. To prevent upload failures, make sure that the URL that you specify contains a file name extension. For more information, see UploadMediaByURL.

      Upload online files by using URLs
    Notice
    • You can click Cancel to pause the upload of a video.
    • If a video fails to be uploaded or the video upload is paused, you can resume the upload.

Upload images

  1. Log on to the ApsaraVideo VOD console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane of the ApsaraVideo VOD console, choose Media Files > Image. On the Image page, click Upload Image.
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  3. On the Upload Image page, click Add Images. In the dialog box that appears, add one or more images and click Upload.
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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. On the Short Video Material page, click Upload Material.
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  3. On the Upload Material page, configure the information about the material that you want to upload and click Upload.
    Upload Material page
    Note The image that you upload as the material icon must be an image in the PNG format and cannot exceed 200 × 200 pixels in size.