This document describes how to manage videos in the VOD console, including editing basic video information, previewing videos in superplayer, and generating web player code.
Log in to the VOD console and click More. You can get more service capabilities of VOD, such as changing video status, changing storage class, and data retrieval.
You can control the availability of video access by changing its status.
It takes about 5-10 minutes for the prohibiting/unblocking to take effect across the entire network.
You can directly change the video storage class as needed. The following storage classes are currently supported and their characteristics are shown in the table below.
|Storage Class||STANDARD||STANDARD_IA||ARCHIVE||DEEP ARCHIVE|
|Storage cost||High||Medium||Low||Very low|
|Access performance||High||Low||Access not supported||Access not supported|
|Data retrieval fees||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Supported regions||All||All||All||Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing|
|Minimum billable duration||None||30 days||90 days||180 days|
- Minimum storage duration for STANDARD_IA days: 30 days
- Minimum storage duration for ARCHIVE days: 90 days
- Minimum storage duration for DEEP ARCHIVE days: 180 days
- Minimum storage duration for daily billing and monthly billing users: billed the next day and month respectively.
Data retrievals are required for changing ARCHIVE or DEEP ARCHIVE files to other storage classes.
For videos with use limits, changing its storage class will not take effect.
You can use data retrievals to change ARCHIVE or DEEP ARCHIVE files to STANDARD files. There are multiple modes for changing storage classes and data retrievals of ARCHIVE or DEEP ARCHIVE files to STANDARD files. These modes can achieve the same results, but differ in speeds and costs, such as data retrieval fees. For details, please see Purchase Guide - Data Retrievals.
|Restoration Mode||Retrieval from ARCHIVE||Retrieval from DEEP ARCHIVE|
|Expedited||5 minutes||Not supported|
|Standard||5 hours||24 hours|
|Bulk||12 hours||48 hours|
- The unique
FileIdof a media file can correspond to many stored files, such as the original file, transcoded files, screenshot files, etc. The actual restoration completion time points of such files may vary. Instead of considering the restoration completion status of each file, VOD sees the media files under the same
FileIdas a whole and takes the maximum possible time to estimate the restoration time. Before restoration, these media files are still marked as not restored and access is not allowed, even if sometimes all files under the same
FileIdhave actually been restored.
- As the time point at which the media file is marked as restored will be later than the time when it is actually restored, the restored copies of the media file will be available for a shorter period of time than expected. To ensure that the restored copy has sufficient available time, you’re advised to add an additional 1 day of validity to DEEP ARCHIVE files.
Log in to the VOD console and select Media Assets > Video Management. The Uploaded page is displayed.
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:
Standard Transcoding List: lists the source and output video files.
Adaptive Bitrate Streaming List
You can copy the URL of a video file, preview it, and view its details.
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 only supports previewing adaptive bitrate streaming videos. If you want to quickly generate videos for the superplayer, please see Superplayer Guide.
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.
Playback Configuration: displays all the configurations of the superplayer. It comes with two configurations:
basicDrmPreset. To configure your own parameter, you must first enable key hotlink protection for the primary distribution domain name via the Operation tab.
Configuration Item: shows the selected playback configuration items.
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.
You can click a video to preview it on the web player. You can also copy the code and embed it into a webpage.
fileIDto preview the video on the client device.