You can download media files stored in VOD and save them to a local disk or elsewhere.
VOD offers different types of media files for download, including the original files you uploaded and the files generated as you use VOD’s services, such as transcoding files, screenshots, and thumbnails.
You can also use the following APIs to get the download URLs of media files.
Normally, if you open the URL of a media file with a browser, instead of downloading the file, the browser will open the file. For example, if you open the URL of a video with a browser, the browser will start playing the video. To download the file, you can add the parameter
download_name to the query string. This also allows you to name the downloaded file. Here is an example:
- If you enable hotlink protection, download may be subject to restrictions such as a referer allowlist/blocklist or URL expiration time. For details, see Hotlink Protection Settings.
- If a video is encrypted, the transcoding file you download will also be encrypted. You need to decrypt the file first in order to play the video. For details, see Play back an encrypted video.
- For HLS files, you need to download both the index file and segment files. To avoid this, you can transcode an HLS file into MP4.