Uploading and Deleting Videos from Media Library

Uploading & Deleting Videos from Media Library

 

Overview:

This tutorial will cover uploading and deleting videos in your Ensemble Video Media Library.

Once videos are in your Media Library they can be added to a playlist that can be shared with a link. The Ensemble Video Playlist tutorial will explain adding videos to a playlist and sharing videos.

 

Before you begin:

Log into the Ensemble Video server with your DSU network credentials.

 

Instructions:

Once you have logged in click the green Add button to upload a single video. If you are uploading multiple video files at one time use the Bulk button on the right side of the page.

TIP: If your video file is already named how you would like, you can use the bulk upload button to upload one video. This avoids the extra step of naming your video again if you had used the “Add” button to upload your video. A description can be added after the video has been uploaded.

 

Snapshot of Add screen

 

After you click the Add button you will be directed to a new page to enter information about your video. The Title is the only required field. Once you have entered your information click Continue.

TIP: It is best practice to include a date, year, semester, and class in either the title or description. This will allow you to easily search and find specific videos later. (Example: 2017-06-17 CIS100 Fall)

Snapshot of Continue

Next you will need to choose the Workflow for your video. A workflow is the video conversion preset used to convert videos to MP4s and creates multi-bitrate files for streaming. There are a few workflows to choose from.

 

ABR (Adaptive Bit Rate) – Best used if your video contains lots of motion. If you are showing a video or using a webcam ABR will be the best choice.

 

Screen Capture – Best when only showing mostly still images such as webpages or PowerPoint slides. The main difference between Screen Capture and ABR is that the Screen Capture workflow uses 5fps (frames per second). A lower frame rate will use less storage and is not critical to video showing minimal motion. A video with lots of motion will appear to look choppy with the Screen Capture workflow.

 

No Transcode – Bypasses the video converter and uploads the original video file. This workflow will only work with mp4 files. In rare situations, this will be the best workflow. The ABR and Screen Capture workflow will ensure that your video is converted to a file size that able to be streamed.

 

Once you have selected your workflow you can add a file to be uploaded. From the Options menu, you can choose what type of file you are uploading. By default, Audio/Video is selected but you have the option to attached files such as images, PDFs, PowerPoints, and links. You click Start Upload before uploading a different file type from the Options menu.

Note: The Image option cannot be used with the Audio/Video option. If you would like to have an image file with the video use the Attachment option.

Snapshot of screen with Options button

 

Once you have added all your files click the Continue button in the lower right of the screen. You can now choose to add a video to a playlist if you have created any. (See Ensemble – Creating Playlists Tutorial.) You can also use the Schedule Publishing option to make your videos available at a certain day and time.

Finally hit Publish. Your video will start converting, progress can be monitored in your Media Library by clicking the Manage button under the desired video. You can also attach files later using the Manage button.

Snapshot of screen with Manage button

 

Snapshot of screen with Add Files button

The video and all the attachments can be previewed by clicking the video in your Media Library. The About tab will have all the attachments you added.

Snapshot of About screen

 

Need assistance? 

Email video@dsu.edu for any questions or assistance.

 

Details

Article ID: 32356
Created
Wed 6/21/17 1:29 PM
Modified
Thu 3/26/20 8:23 AM