VOD

Add an AOD

This article details instructions on how to add an AOD on the BlendVision web console.

 

Before we start

Please refer to the following articles for information that may be helpful before you add a new AOD:

 

Start adding an AOD

1.  You may start adding an AOD in two ways:

  • Click on the “ADD” button on the left sidebar then select “AOD”.


  • You can also click “AOD” on the left sidebar to access the AOD List, then click the “Add AOD” button to create your new content.

2. From here, you can start setting up the configurations of your new AOD content:

General settings

You can configure the settings of your AOD content from the General tab.

Upload

 1. Upload or select the source file to be encoded. In BlendVision, we support the following upload methods and input formats:

  • From Local: you can drag your files into this section or click on “browse” to select files from your system.
     
    • Supported input formats: 
      • File format : mp4, mp3, wav, flac, aac, m4a 
      • File Size: Max 70 GB per audio 
      • File Name: Max 100 characters (English/Chinese/Japanese letters, numbers, hyphens, underscores)

  • From Library: you can search and select audio files previously uploaded in the Audio Library. Check or uncheck source file items then click the “Save” button to proceed to the next step.
     

 2. (Optional) Add subtitles for your AOD: 

After selecting/uploading the source files, it will be shown in the selected audio list under the “Upload” section.

  • You can confirm the file name and size information from the list.
  • You can delete/edit the items in the list.
  • Press the “Add Subtitle” button to bring up a window for uploading subtitle files.
    You can edit the “Subtitle language” and “Display Name” for each  audio.
    • .srt and .vtt formats are supported for subtitle files.
    • Max: 10 subtitles files allowed for 1 AOD
    • The Display Name for subtitles only allows English, Traditional Chinese, and Japanese letters. Symbols, emojis, and punctuation marks are not supported.

 

ProfileSet

BlendVision provides several ProfileSet presets in the General Settings module which you can use immediately. 

Profiles define output bitrate for an AOD that you can choose with. 

Please notice that BlendVision only supports single track, sample rate & channel count will follow the source file. Smart ABR is disabled for AOD.


Once an AOD is created, these configurations can no longer be edited. Please make sure you select the necessary ProfileSet before submitting a new AOD.

Security settings (Optional)

In the Security tab, BlendVision provides multiple features to protect your content:

  • DRM (Digital Rights Management) : Protect your content from screen-recording, and mirroring.
  • Visibility: Manage the visibility of your content (Public / Token) to avoid unauthorized access.
  • Geo-Region: Specify authorized regions to limit access from certain areas or countries.
  • Domain Control: Manage a domain whitelist that allows you to publish your content while limiting unauthorized delivery on other platforms.

If you want to properly protect your content and limit access to certain audiences or regions, please follow the steps below to complete the relevant settings. Your video content is valuable, and should be protected from bad actors who can easily obtain or distribute it through various acts of piracy.

 

6. For more details on security features, please refer to Set up Security Features for more information on how to protect your content. Please notice that watermark is not available for AOD. 

Note: some features may require integration with BlendVision One APIs. Please refer to article Integrate Existing Membership Systems for Private Content to confirm the features that require token access.

 

Submit and start encoding

After following the above steps and confirming your settings, you can click the “Start Encoding” button on the upper-right side to submit and begin the encoding process.

Note:

  • Please note that most fields will be uneditable once AOD encoding has begun. We strongly recommend that you double check all settings before submission.
  • Some features (such as cover images, etc.) will only be active after encoding is complete. For steps on how to edit an AOD, enabling further features, and editable fields after an AOD is created, please refer to Edit an AOD.

After submission, you can see the created AODs shown in the AOD List.

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