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Uploading, encoding and publishing

1.0 | Uploading

Uploading files can be done on the Upload & Encode tab. Before selecting the files you want to upload, you can select two configure options. By default your clips are saved in the Draft status, hidden from public access. Checking Auto-publish will publish the video after the different quality versions have been created. Checking Title from filename means each file’s filename will be used in Title metadata field. Once your videos have been uploaded, you can see them in the Media Clips tab.


Blue Billywig supports a number of file types that can be uploaded:

1.1 | Video

All common types of video can be uploaded, including MP4WMVMOVMKV and AVI. However, we do recommend specific settings when exporting from your video editing program.


Video will, when completely uploaded, be encoded to different formats depending on the uploaded file. Videos with a resolution lower than 720p will not be encoded to 720p and above, just like 1080p will not be encoded to 1080p and above.

1.2 | Audio

Audio can also be uploaded in all common file types like MP3WAVOGG and WMA. However, we do recommend specific settings when exporting from your audio editing program. Just like video, audio will also be encoded to different formats directly after completing the upload.

1.3 | Images

Images can be uploaded to Blue Billywig for use in the interactive studio or logo’s in playouts. Images will not be encoded but can (and will) be requested in optimal dimensions.

1.4 | Documents

Documents can also be uploaded to Blue Billywig, so they can be downloaded in an interactive video. File types include PDFdoc and docx.

1.5 | Containers, codecs and file types

For a complete list of supported file types, container formats and codecs, please refer to the supported file types page.

2.0 | Encoding

All video files uploaded to Blue Billywig will be encoded automatically to multiple different formats to ensure playback on every device and maintain a good user experience on fast and slow connections. Encoding happens immediately after a clip has been uploaded.  Tthis process can be monitored on the [Upload & Encode] page for recently uploaded clips, and on the individual clip edit page.


A video might not be available on every device before encoding has finished. Because of this, we recommend that you only publish clips after encoding has completed.

3.0 | Publishing

If you didn’t check the Auto-publish box when you uploaded your videos, they will appear with a Draft status. This means people can’t view the video and that it won’t be displayed. You can change the status of a clip on the top right corner when you’re editing a media clip.

Publishing a clip

Updated on August 31, 2020

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