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:Request syntax

Last Updated:May 19, 2022

This topic describes the request syntax of the ApsaraVideo VOD API.


The endpoint for the ApsaraVideo VOD API is vod.{ApiRegion}


Replace {ApiRegion} with the ID of the region where the ApsaraVideo VOD API is used. For example, if the region is China (Shanghai), set the ID to cn-shanghai. In this case, the endpoint is If the region is Singapore, set the ID to ap-southeast-1. In this case, the endpoint is For more information, see VOD centers and endpoints.

Communication protocols

You can send requests by using the HTTP or HTTPS protocol. For a higher level of security, we recommend that you send requests by using the HTTPS protocol.

Request methods

You can use the HTTP GET method to send requests. If the HTTP GET method is applied, you must include request parameters in each request URL.

Request parameters

In each request, you must set the Action parameter that specifies the operation that you want to perform, common parameters, and operation-specific parameters.

Character encoding

Requests and responses are encoded in UTF-8.