Online Help

Managing Muvi Server

 

Introduction

Signup with Muvi Server

Purchasing the Subscription

Managing the Content Category

Managing the Asset Library

Managing the People Library

Adding Content to the Content Library

Managing Content in the Content Library

Sharing Content on the Website

Managing the Playlist

Canceling the Muvi Server Subscription

 

Introduction

Muvi server is the most comprehensive enterprise-grade streaming server that can host, organize, distribute, and monetize your content effectively. Muvi server has everything (except the front-end) you need to stream your video content on any platform. It includes Hosting, CDN, Encoding, Transcoding, Monetization, CMS - readily available all in one place. You simply need to create content and share it via the embed link on a website or app. With Muvi Server’s ‘Playlist’ feature, you can create a video playlist, and share it with an HLS output for uninterrupted playback.

 

Signup with the Muvi Server

  • To sign up with the Muvi Server, please click here.
  • Click on “Free Trial” to take 14 days free trial.
  • Provide the details, your “Name”, “Company Name”, “Phone Number”, “Email” and “Password”.
  • Click on “I agree to Muvi's Terms & Privacy Policy” and then click on “Next”.

 

 

Purchasing the Subscription

Once your 14 days free trial is over, you will be prompted to purchase the subscription of Muvi Server. You can also purchase the subscription before your free trial ends.

  • Click on “Purchase Subscription” on the top right corner of your page.
  • Click on “Checkout
  • Provide the details of your Credit Card details and Billing Address.
  • Click on “Continue to Pay”.
  • Click on “Billing” to view the “Subscription Details” and “Payment History”.

 

 

Managing the Content Category

Muvi Server allows you to organize your content in different content categories. Create different content categories for different types of content. For example, for movies you can create categories like, action movies, comedy movies, horror movies, and so on. You can also create sub-categories under the main category. For example, under a category movie, you can create sub-categories like a documentary, animation, action, etc.

  • To add a content category, navigate to “Manage Content -->Manage Category”.
  • Click on “Add Category”.
  • Type the category “Name” and click on “Submit”. The category will be added.
  • To add a sub-category under a category, click on “Add Sub-Category”.
  • Type the sub-category “Name” and click on “Submit”. The subs-category will be added and to view the sub-category click on the main category.

 

 

Managing the Asset Library

The Asset Library feature allows you to manage your videos and images. You can upload videos and images to the Asset Library that you can use while creating content.

  • To upload videos to the “Asset Library”, navigate to “Manage Content-->Asset Library”.
  • Click on the “Videos” tab.
  • Click on “Upload Video” to browse and upload videos from your device. Repeat the process to upload more videos.
  • To upload images to the “Asset Library”, click on the “Images” tab.
  • Click on “Upload Image” to browse and upload an image from your device. Repeat the process to upload more images.
  • To delete a video/image from the Asset Library, click on “Delete”. When asked for confirmation, click on “Ok” to delete the video/image.

 

 

Managing the People Library

Add cast and crew to the People Library that you can use while creating content. While creating content, you can search the cast and crew name from the People Library and add them to the content.

  • To add cast and crew to the People Library, navigate to “Manage Content-->People Library”.
  • Click on “Add Person”.
  • Type the “Name” of the cast.
  • Type the “Summary” or bio of the cast.
  • Click on “Browse” to upload a picture of the cast.
  • Click on “Submit”. The cast will be added to People Library. Repeat the process to add more cast and crew members.
  • You can edit the cast by clicking on “Edit”. Make necessary changes and click on “Submit”.
  • To delete a cast, click on “Delete”. When asked for confirmation, click on “Ok” to delete the cast.

 

 

Adding Content to the Content Library

You can add different types of content to the Content Library including the video clips, movies, documentaries, etc. After adding the content, you can share it on the website using the embed URL.

  • To add content to the Content Library, navigate to “Manage Content-->Content Library”.
  • Click on “Add Content”.
  • Select the “Content-Type” from the drop-down.
  • Type the “Content Name”.
  • Content “Permalink” is automatically generated. You can also edit the permalink.
  • Select the “Content Category” from the drop-down.
  • Type the “Story/Description” for the content.
  • Type “Search Tags” for the content. After typing the search tags, type the comma (,). You can add multiple search tags for the content that helps search the content easily by the end-users.
  • Click on “Media” and then click on “Browse” under “Primary Media” to upload the video for the content. You can select the video from the Asset Library (if you have already uploaded) or you can upload it directly from your device.
  • To upload the trailer for the content, click on “Browse” under “Trailer”. You can select the video from the Asset Library (if you have already uploaded) or you can upload it directly from your device.
  • Click on the “People” tab to add cast and crew for the content.
  • Select the Person Type from the drop-down. You can also create a new type by clicking on “New Type”. Search the name of the cast in the search box and click on “Add”.
  • Click on “Browse” on the extreme right to upload “Poster for Web”. You can select the image from the Asset Library (if you have already uploaded) or you can upload it directly from your device.
  • Click on “Save”. The content will be saved and the encoding process for the video will be initiated on the server. After the encoding, the content will be ready for sharing.
  • To preview the content, click on “Preview”.

 

 

Managing Content in the Content Library

You can edit or delete the content in the Content Library. Also, you can change the video that is mapped with the content.

  • Go to the Content Library.
  • On the right side of content, click on “Edit” to edit the content. After editing the content, click on “Update” to save the changes.
  • To change the video of the content, click on “Change Video”. Select the video either from the Asset Library or from your device. The video will be replaced, and the encoding process will be initiated. Once the encoding will be completed you can preview the content and share it on the website.
  • To remove the content from the Content Library, click on “Delete”. When asked for confirmation click on “OK”.

 

 

Sharing Content on the Website

After adding the content to the Content Library, you can share it on your website. Embed link is generated for each content you add, and you can share the content using the embed link.

  • To share the content, navigate to “Manage Content-->Content Library”.
  • On the right side of the content, click on “Embed” and then click on “Copy”.
  • Paste the embed link on the webpage where you want to share the content. Your end-users can view the content on your website, and they can click on the play button to play the content.

 

 

Managing the Playlist

With Muvi Server, you can create a Playlist of the content that you have already added to the Content Library and share it on the website/app via the HLS link.

  • To create the Playlist, navigate to “Manage Content-->Manage Playlist”.
  • Click on “Add Video to Playlist”.
  • Select the “Playlist Type”.
  • Type the “Title” of the Playlist.
  • Permalink” of the Playlist is automatically generated.
  • Select the “Category” from the drop-down.
  • Type the “Description” of the Playlist.
  • Type the “Search Tags” for the Playlist.
  • Search the content in the search box and click on “Add”. Repeat the process to add more content from the “Content Library” to the Playlist.
  • Click on “Browse” on the right side to upload a “Poster for Web”.
  • Click on “Save” to save the Playlist. Create multiple Playlists with different content.
  • To edit the Playlist, click on “Edit” on the right side of a specific Playlist. Make necessary changes and click on “Update”.
  • To delete a Playlist, click on “Delete” on the right side of a Playlist. When asked for confirmation, click on “Ok” to delete.

 

 

Canceling the Muvi Server Subscription

You can cancel your Muvi Server subscription at any time. If you cancel your account, then all your data including videos and metadata will be deleted 14 days after cancellation. Please make sure to export all your data before canceling the subscription. 

  • To cancel your Muvi Server subscription, click on "Profile" on the top right corner of the CMS.
  • Scroll down to "Cancel Subscription".
  • Click on "Cancel Subscription". 
  • Select the reason for cancellation from the list.
  • Type your feedback in the textbox and click on "Submit". Your subscription will be canceled. If you wish to re-activate your subscription you can do so by clicking on the "Re-Activate" link.