Uploading and Transcoding

1.0 | Uploading

Uploading files can be done on the Upload & Transcode tab.

There are three ways to upload a video:

  1. Drag and drop a video file into the area under Local Upload
  2. Click on Select Files and select a video file
  3. Import a video using a URL

Before selecting the files you want to upload or submitting a URL, you can select two configure options.

  1. 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. Learn more about publishing media clips.
  2. Checking Title from filename means 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.

Upload progress display pop up


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 transcoded to different formats depending on the uploaded file. Videos with a resolution lower than 720p will not be transcoded to 720p and above, just like 1080p will not be transcoded 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 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 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 | 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:

transcoding progress display


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

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