For more information about new features and updates of ApsaraVideo VOD, visit the product updates page.

2021-09

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2021-09
  • The validity period of status codes can be specified.
  • Transport Layer Security (TLS) version control is supported. You can configure TLS version control to ensure the security and integrity of the data that is transmitted over the Internet.
  • A User-Agent blacklist or whitelist can be configured to identify users and manage access requests. Only authorized users can access resources on ApsaraVideo VOD. This way, users can access ApsaraVideo VOD in a secure manner.
  • Custom HTTP response headers can be configured. If you want to request resources that belong to an accelerated domain name, you can add a response header to responses that are returned from your origin servers. This way, you can perform cross-origin resource sharing (CORS).

2021-08

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2021-08
  • Digital Rights Management (DRM) encryption for multi-bitrate files is released. You can use DRM encryption on various devices in scenarios in which you need to handle network complexity, manage multi-bitrate streams, perform file alignment, or switch between multi-bitrate streams.
  • The file upload from URLs feature is available in the Singapore (Singapore) region. You can use this feature to upload files by using URLs.

2021-03

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2021-03 The editing service is released to provide audio and video editing, merging, transition, and export features. You can use the online editing service by using an integrated web SDK or in the ApsaraVideo VOD console.

2020-09

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2020-09
  • The HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) encryption and rewrite feature is supported. After you enable HLS encryption, you can add a custom parameter name to the M3U8 file. The custom parameter name must be the same as that carried in client requests.
  • ApsaraVideo VOD is available in the China (Beijing) region.

2020-08

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2020-08 Alibaba Gov Cloud is supported by ApsaraVideo VOD. Alibaba Gov Cloud provides cloud computing services that are tailored for public service sectors, comply with security requirements of public services, and pass Cloud Service Security Audit (Enhanced Level) by the Cyberspace Administration of China. None

2020-07

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2020-07 ApsaraVideo Player SDK is supported on PCs. ApsaraVideo Player SDK

2020-05

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2020-05 ApsaraVideo VOD is available in the China (Shenzhen) region. VOD centers and endpoints

2020-02

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2020-02 Adaptive bitrate streaming is supported for media players to adjust the bitrate of your stream based on the Internet speed and device performance. This improves the playback experience. Adaptive bitrate streaming

2020-01

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2020-01 Domain names can be added to ApsaraVideo VOD for acceleration. AddVodDomain

2019-11

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2020-02 GIF files can be configured as video thumbnails. Set the video thumbnail

2019-09

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2019-09
  • Snapshot capture can be configured in workflows.
  • Video multimodal recognition is supported.
  • Media files can be uploaded in batches in the ApsaraVideo VOD console.

2019-01

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2019-01
  • Automated review V2.0 is released and is integrated into manual review. This improves the efficiency of video review.
  • The statistical analysis feature that is provided in the ApsaraVideo VOD console is optimized. CDN-based data analysis can be used to analyze statistics such as the number of page views (PVs), the number of unique visitors (UVs), user distribution, popular referers, and popular URLs.

2018-12

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2018-12
  • New ApsaraVideo VOD resource plans are available. Multiple types of resources are available on the buy page and can be separately purchased based on your business requirements. The deduction rules of transcoding plans cover videos of resolutions that are 1080p or lower.
  • Peak bandwidth monitoring for domain names is supported.
  • Transcoding templates can be used to transcode videos to the FLV format or convert the container format for short videos.
  • Short video SDK V3.7.7 is released. This version provides a higher video resolution and supports a smaller file size. This optimizes video playback and reduces storage costs.
  • The short video service is released. The short video service covers the entire lifecycle of short videos, including video production, media file management, video delivery, and video consumption. The product-level user interface (UI) is provided to help you create a short video app.

2018-11

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2018-11 New features, such as transition effects, subtitle animation, and speed ramping of one or more clips at the same time, are supported for the short video SDK. SDK download

2018-10

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2018-10
  • Audio files and images can be uploaded and managed in the ApsaraVideo VOD console. You can also transcode audio files in the ApsaraVideo VOD console.
  • New transcoding parameters are added. The parameters include audio transcoding parameters, and video encoding formats such as H.265, group of pictures (GOP) size, HLS encryption, and conditional transcoding parameters.
  • The UploadByURLComplete, ProduceMediaComplete, and LiveRecordVideoComposeStart callbacks are supported.

2018-09

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2018-09
  • The data monitoring service is optimized to display the real-time monitoring data of CDN.
  • Event notifications can be authenticated. This way, the server can verify the signatures of requests when the server receives callback messages. This prevents illegal or invalid requests.
HTTP callback authentication

2018-08

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2018-08
  • Object Storage Service (OSS) buckets from multiple regions can be used to store VOD resources.
  • The resource usage feature is optimized. This feature allows you to query resource consumption by domain name and export the queried data.
  • The log management feature is released. This feature allows you to query and download access logs by domain and time.