Hey folks! It’s our “Whiteboard Wednesday” Day and we are back with another interesting blog to get you in the fast track lane in your streaming game during these self-quarantine times. The ongoing social distancing regime has fostered the importance of streaming businesses now more than ever. And when we are talking about fast tracking the pace of your streaming business, easy content upload is one of the key things to be taken care of.
In this blog, we will guide you to upload your video content by using different methods.
So, let’s get started…
Uploading Video Content from Computer (Browser-based Upload):
When you want to upload video content from your computer to your video library,you need to go to the “Video Library” under “Manage Content” in your Muvi CMS. You have to then click on “Upload Video” and “From Computer” sequentially. You can then proceed to select “Upload File” to get your chosen video content uploaded from the computer. While following the process, just keep in mind that maximum size for a single content file has to be 48 GB. However, you can upload unlimited numbers of videos to your video library.
While your video gets uploaded, the status window will help you to keep a check on the upload information and track the process through the progress bar. Once the uploading is complete, you can view the content in the Video Library.
Uploading Video Content by Server to Server Transfer
With Muvi CMS, it is very convenient to upload video content through Server-To-Server transfer. All you have to do is, click on the “Server to Server Transfer” option from the drop-down list. You can then add the file path on your server in the corresponding field. Proceed further with adding your User Name and Password in the respective fields and then click on the “Submit” button.
As this method supports single video file upload, you can repeat the process for every video file when you have multiple content.
Uploading Video Content from Dropbox
In case you have all your videos uploaded in your Dropbox account, you can use this method to upload them directly to Muvi CMS. You just login to your Dropbox account and choose “Files” to open all your uploaded video content. Check for the “Share” menu at the right side pointing to your video.
Once you select “Share”, you will have a pop up window on your screen.
Proceed by copying the URL of your video content.
Then choose the “From Dropbox” option from the drop down list in the Muvi CMS. Paste the copied URL from Dropbox till the extension of the video format in the field “Path to the file on Dropbox”.
Delete all the other text after the video format and then click on Submit for starting the video upload.
Uploading video content through FTP
When choosing this method, we conventionally use the FTP client for uploading video content to the Video library of Muvi. Currently, we are using FTPS(FTP over SSL) which is basically a secured version of FTP.
To proceed, just login to FTP account along with your FTP account details that are provided to you in the CMS. Install FileZilla and then login to it using the FTP details. You can then start uploading your video content after connecting to the FTP account. Click on “Sync to Video Library” present on the video library page. You will have all your video files uploaded automatically to the “Video Library”.
This method is suitable for uploading bulk videos to your video library. You also get the advantage of connecting to this account from multiple computers at the same time for uploading your video content.
Here are certain points that you need to Note while using this method:
- You can use the same FTP account for uploading both Video and Audio files.
- Maximum video upload size is 63 GB (Single File). However, you can upload as many number of video files as you want.
- If you want to upload video that is more than 63 GB (Single File), you need to add a support ticket.
- Upload only the video files to FTP server; do not upload sub-folders into the FTP; all files should be in the root directory of the FTP.
- Any other video file format except mov, flv, vob, mp4, m4v, mkv, avi, 3gp & mpg to FTP should not be uploaded.
- File name must be alphanumeric and there shouldn’t be any space or special characters (i.e. !, @, $, &, *, except “_” and “-“) (For Example, file name should be like spiderman_HD-1084.mp4)
- Remember to play the video on the browser before uploading to FTP.
- We recommend you to maximize the uploading limit up to 10 videos at one time.
- Please wait 10-15 minutes for uploading the next bunch of files.
- Once all files are successfully uploaded to the FTP server, go to “Manage Content” –> “Video Library” in your CMS and click on “Sync to Video Library” to start transferring the videos to your Video Library.
Uploading Content through S3 Sync (Share Videos from Amazon S3 Server)
If you happen to have video content on your Amazon S3 Server, you can share all these content too. Here, uploading bulk videos to your Video Library is very convenient.
You can do so by using 2 methods:
- You have to basically provide us the Security Key and Access Key of the AWS(Root/IAM) user and give us full permission regarding all S3 operations. At our end, we will transfer the video content from your S3 account to Muvi account.
- As this is a one time video sharing process, just like the above process, you need to share the videos with us. You can then remove the users and permission after the transfer of videos to your server is complete.
Points to remember while using this method:
- As this is a manual process, you need to add a support ticket to upload videos using S3 Sync.
- Any other video file format except mov, flv, vob, mp4, m4v, mkv, avi, 3gp & mpg should not be uploaded.
- Filename must be alphanumeric and there shouldn’t be any space or special characters in it (i.e. !, @, $, &, *, except “_” and “-“) (For Example, filename should be like spiderman_HD-1084.mp4)
For more details regarding this, check out our Help Article here.
So, there you go! Follow these simple steps and get your videos uploaded in no time!
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See you in our next Whiteboard Wednesday segment. Till then Happy Streaming with Muvi!