Managing Video

Last updated: 2020-12-02 15:46:34

    This document describes how to manage videos via the VOD Console. You can edit video information, preview videos in superplayer, and generate web player code, etc.

    Editing Basic Info

    1. Log in to VOD Console and select Media Asset Management > Video Management. You will land on the "Uploaded" page.
    2. Find the target video and click Manage to enter the "Basic Info" page. You will find the video’s basic information here, including list of standard transcoding source and output files, and list of adaptive bitrate streaming output files:
      • Basic Info
        Field Description
        Video cover image
        • Click **Edit** on the right of the video thumbnail to select images in “Image Management, or to upload a local image.
        • Only JPG, PNG, and static GIF images are supported.
        • The image can be up to 1 MB in size and 1920 x 1080 in dimensions.
        • The filename should not contain Chinese characters.
        Video name
        • You can rename the video.
        • The video name can contain up to 20 characters and cannot contain double quotation marks ("), single quotation marks ('), less-than signs (<), and greater-than signs (>).
        Category
        • You can modify the video category.
        • Click **Edit**, select a category, and click **Confirm**.
        Tags
        • You can set a tag for the video.
        • Set a tag of up to 16 characters (only letters and digits are supported) and then press Confirm.
        Overview
        • You can add a brief description to the video.
        • The description length is up to 128 characters.
      • Standard Transcoding List: lists the source videos and output video files.
        • You can copy the URL of a video file and preview it.
        • You can also delete an output video file or share it via QR code.
      • Adaptive Bitrate Streaming List
        You can copy the URL of a video file, preview it, and view its details.

    Screenshot Information

    1. Log in to VOD Console and select Media Asset Management > Video Management You will land on the "Uploaded" page.
    2. Find the target video and click Manage to enter the "Basic Info" page.
    3. Select the Screenshot Info tab. It displays a list of original videos and screenshot files of the processed videos, including generated animated images, image sprites, sampled screenshots, and point-in-time screenshots.

    Note:

    Only the latest 100 entries of screenshot information are displayed. To get the information of all screenshots, click the download icon in the top-right corner.

    Superplayer Preview

    Note:

    Superplayer only supports previewing adaptive bitrate streaming videos. If you want to quickly generate videos for the superplayer, please see Step 1. Upload and process a video.

    After transcoding a video to an adaptive bitrate streaming file, you can preview it in superplayer. VOD supports preview on both the web player and client player.

    Parameter information

    Playback Configuration: displays all the configurations of the superplayer. It comes with two configurations: “default” and “basicDrmPreset”. To configure your own parameter, you must first enable key hotlink protection for the primary distribution domain name via the Operation tab.

    Configuration items

    Configuration items: shows the selected playback configuration items.

    • Adaptive bitrate streaming template for playback: specify an adaptive bitrate streaming template for your current player to preview videos transcoded by the template.
    • Image sprite template for thumbnail preview: specify an image sprite template for the player to preview image sprites generated by the template.

    Playback control

    Playback configuration( for domain name with key hotlink protection enabled): you can set the parameters of playback URL expiration time, preview duration, and maximum number of playback IPs.

    • Playback URL Validity: specify the expiration time of the video URL.
    • Preview duration: specify the preview duration of a video, which must be more than 30 seconds. If left empty, there will be no limit on playback duration.
    • Maximum number of playback IPs: specify the maximum number of IPs allowed for playback.

    Video preview

    Web player

    You can click a video to preview it on the web player. You can also copy the code and embed it into a webpage.

    Client player

    1. Download the Video Cloud Toolkit App.
    2. Use the Video Cloud Toolkit to scan the QR code or enter the appID and fileID to preview the video on the client device.

    Web Player Code Generation

    1. Log in to VOD Console and select Media Asset Management* > **Video Management You will land on the "Uploaded" page.
    2. Find the target video and click Manage to enter the "Basic Info" page.
    3. Select the Web Player Code Generation tab to manage your player information and web player code.
      • Click Modify in the "Parameter Settings" page, and the "Modify Player" dialog box will pop up. Select a configured player from the drop-down list (for more information on player settings, please see Web Player Management), and click OK.
      • In the Web Player Code page, you can choose an appropriate video resolution from the "Video Dimension" drop-down list, enable or disable autoplay, and set HTML or IFRAME as the code type.
    4. Click Copy Code to copy the generated web player code.

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