Uploading and encoding

Upload

Uploading files can be done on the [Upload & Encode] page, Blue Billywig supports a number of file types:

  • Video

    All common types of video can be uploaded, including MP4, WMV, MOV, MKV 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.

  • Audio

    Audio can also be uploaded in all common file types like MP3, WAV, OGG 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.

  • Images

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

  • Documents

    For timeline download options, documents can also be uploaded to Blue Billywig. File types include PDF, doc and docx.

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.

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 automaticly after a clip has been uploaded, this process can be monitored on the [Upload & Encode] page for recently uploaded clips, and on the individual clip edit page.

Please not that a video might not be available on every device, before encoding has finished. It is thus advised that clips are only published after encoding has finished.

Importing

It's possible to import videos from a number of sources, by using the "url import" field. The following are some of the sites which are supported:

  • Apple Trailers
  • Bandcamp
  • BBC
  • BBC iPlayer
  • BuzzFeed
  • Comedy Central
  • Daily Motion
  • Discovery
  • Dropbox
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • MTV
  • NPO
  • Periscope
  • Soundcloud
  • Twitch
  • Vimeo
  • Vine
  • YouTube