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ApsaraVideo VOD:SubmitWorkflowJob

Last Updated:May 22, 2024

Initiates a workflow to process media files.

Operation description

  • Make sure that you understand the billing method and price of ApsaraVideo VOD before you call this operation. When you use workflows to process videos, you may be charged for transcoding, encryption, and automated review. For more information, see Billing overview.

  • You can call this operation to initiate a VOD workflow to process media files. For more information, see Workflows .


OpenAPI Explorer automatically calculates the signature value. For your convenience, we recommend that you call this operation in OpenAPI Explorer.

Authorization information

The following table shows the authorization information corresponding to the API. The authorization information can be used in the Action policy element to grant a RAM user or RAM role the permissions to call this API operation. Description:

  • Operation: the value that you can use in the Action element to specify the operation on a resource.
  • Access level: the access level of each operation. The levels are read, write, and list.
  • Resource type: the type of the resource on which you can authorize the RAM user or the RAM role to perform the operation. Take note of the following items:
    • The required resource types are displayed in bold characters.
    • If the permissions cannot be granted at the resource level, All Resources is used in the Resource type column of the operation.
  • Condition Key: the condition key that is defined by the cloud service.
  • Associated operation: other operations that the RAM user or the RAM role must have permissions to perform to complete the operation. To complete the operation, the RAM user or the RAM role must have the permissions to perform the associated operations.
OperationAccess levelResource typeCondition keyAssociated operation
  • All Resources

Request parameters


The ID of the workflow. To view the ID of the workflow, log on to the ApsaraVideo VOD console. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Configuration Management > Media Processing > Workflows.


The ID of the media file. You can use one of the following methods to obtain the ID:

  • Log on to the ApsaraVideo VOD console. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Media Files > Audio/Video. On the Video and Audio page, view the ID of the audio or video file. This method is applicable to files that are uploaded by using the ApsaraVideo VOD console.
  • Obtain the value of the VideoId parameter when you call the CreateUploadVideo operation to upload media files.
  • Obtain the value of the VideoId parameter when you call the SearchMedia operation after you upload media files.

Response parameters


The ID of the request.



Sample success responses


  "RequestId": "A01C8FF4-C106-4431-418F973DADB7****"

Error codes

For a list of error codes, visit the Service error codes.

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