Video On Demand (VOD)

Architecture for Video On Demand (VOD)

About Architecture

The VOD service is an internet-based on-demand video service that allows users to watch videos at their leisure. A huge file management function, video/audio file transcoding, real-time VOD distribution, and network efficiency are all required to provide a high-quality VOD multimedia service. Gotipath offers products that meet the requirements for each stage of file upload, conversion, and distribution for the VOD service. You may store an unlimited number of source files in object storage with high availability and scalability, and transcoding in high-performance computing power is cost-effective because you only pay for what you really used. While the converted file can be sent straight to the user after being saved in Object Storage, you can utilize the CDN’s content acceleration functionality to distribute it to people all over the world without any network latency.


VOD Architecture

Frequently Asked Questions

What is VOD CDN?

VOD CDN stands for Video on Demand Content Delivery Network. it helps delivering video to the viewer without buffering by it's edge cache and routing technology. 

Why transcoding a video?

There are so many benefits to transcode a video but the most important 4 reasons are listed below:

  1. Saving bandwidth: After transcoding, you can make multiple bitrate size of a video. So when a user visits from mobile internet they can stream the low bitrate version it saves a lot of costs.
  2. Less buffering: You can decide which format a user should play when his internet speed is slow, that's how he/she will face fewer buffer issues.
  3. Security: You can set AES encryption to a video to protect it from piracy to a certain level.
  4. Device Support: Not all devices support all video formats. So multiple video output formats like HLS, Dash may be needed.