1.0 | Uploading
Uploading files can be done on the
Upload & Transcode tab.
There are three ways to upload a video:
- Drag and drop a video file into the area under Local Upload
- Click on Select Files and select a video file
- Import a video using a URL (for example: YouTube, Vimeo or Dropbox)
Before selecting the files you want to upload or submitting a URL, you can select two configure options.
- By default your clips are saved in the Draft status, hidden from public access. Checking
Auto-publishwill publish the video after the different quality versions have been created.
Title from filenamemeans each file’s filename will be used in Title metadata field.
While uploading, the upload progress is displayed by a pop up status box allowing you to visit other sections of the platform, such as the
Media Clip section where the (partially) uploaded content can be provided with relevant metadata.
Blue Billywig supports a number of file types that can be uploaded:
1.1 | Video
All common types of video can be uploaded, including
AVI. However, we do recommend specific settings when exporting from your video editing program.
1.2 | Audio
Audio can also be uploaded in all common file types like
WMA. However, we do recommend specific settings when exporting from your audio editing program. Just like video, audio will also be transcoded 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 transcoded 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
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 | Transcoding
All video files uploaded to Blue Billywig will be transcoded automatically to multiple different formats to ensure playback on every device and maintain a good user experience on fast and slow connections. Transcoding happens immediately after a clip has been uploaded. This process can be monitored on the edit page of the individual media clip:
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.