Advanced Video Hosting

It is super simple! Once your account is set up with the Advanced Video Hosting Platform, you will automatically be redirect to this platform when clicking on the VOD section of your DaCast account.

Once you are in the Advanced Video Hosting Platform, you can easily go back to your regular DaCast account by clicking on the Live section of the Advanced Video Hosting Platform.

No, China Streaming VOD is an add-on available for Premium and Enterprise plans.

A starter plan, for example, cannot purchase Advanced Video Hosting, but is a feature that is available for a trial duration of 6 months only.

Contact Dacast support at any time and ask about Advanced VOD. They will grant you access so you can evaluate it and purchase the add-on by clicking Upgrade my plan in the top right of your account.

Premium plans get an extra 800GB storage and Enterprise plans get an extra 1,500GB storage.

Both plans have access to the full set of VOD features:


  • China VOD Playback
  • More powerful CMS
  • AES Security
  • Bulk Uploading
  • Video library migration
  • Video encoding control
  • Signed keys embeds
  • Advanced video hosting API
  • Video scheduling
  • Branded video page
  • End screen text
  • Mail Catcher
  • Video advertising

Once you have the Advanced VOD add-on, click Video on demand in the main menu to access the VOD platform. Once there, you can click Live in the main menu to go back.

No, you wont need another set of credentials to access both platforms. You can login to using your existing DaCast/vzaar credentials.

Unfortunately, you cannot use the API with the Advanced VOD platform.

If you already have VOD assets in the Live platform then you will no longer be able to access them once the VOD add-on has been enabled.

They will not be deleted and can be easily recovered, they will just be hidden while the Advanced VOD add-on is enabled.

No but if you decide to purchase the VOD add-on then we can discuss migrating your library into the VOD platform so you can take advantage of the full set of features for your existing assets.

Yes, the live stream recording feature will continue to work and the content will appear in the VOD platform as expected.

No, Advanced VOD is not meant for partner accounts and cannot be granted to sub-accounts.

To try out the advanced video hosting platform, you need to have a Dacast account. If not, just sign up for our 30 days free trial.

Then, you can just contact our 24/7 customer support team who will set up your account to make sure you can try all the features of the advanced video hosting platform such as China VOD delivery, AES encryption,