You have 20 minutes remaining for the course
Overview and Settings 0/2
Video Players & Playlists 0/2
Video Episodes 0/2
Pre-Roll Advertisements 0/1
Publishing Video Episodes
One CMS Video makes it easy to quickly add video content to your website right from the dashboard. One CMS Video will also automatically transcode all videos you upload for online playback.
The following video types are supported by One CMS Video for transcoding:
['mp4'] = 'video/mp4'; ['m4a'] = 'video/mp4'; ['m4p'] = 'video/mp4'; ['m4b'] = 'video/mp4'; ['m4r'] = 'video/mp4'; ['m4v'] = 'video/mp4'; ['mov'] = 'video/quicktime'; ['qt'] = 'video/quicktime'; ['avi'] = 'video/x-msvideo'; ['wmv'] = 'video/x-ms-wmv';
Publishing Video Episodes
To access Video episodes you previously published and create new episodes click the All Videos link in the Video menu.
This will bring you to the Video listing screen. Anything you previously published will be displayed here.
To create a new Video episode, click the Add New button at the top of the screen or alternatively, you can click the Add New link in the Video menu.
This brings you to the Add New Video screen. It will have a very familiar feel as it mimics creating a post or page in One CMS.
First, give your video a Name.
Uploading your Video
Now we are ready to upload and transcode the video. Click the Select Video button and navigate to and select the video you want to upload.
The video will be added to your Media Library. Once it is done uploading, click the Select Video button at the bottom right corner of the Media Library modal to associate it with the episode.
When the video has completed uploaded, click the Select Video button in the bottom right corner of screen.
The video will now go through the transcoding process. While this is occurring you can fill out the rest of the fields for the video episode or wait for it to finish.
Once the video is done transcoding, a video preview will display along with up to six different poster images that were retrieved from the first frame of the video as well as the frame at 5 seconds and 10 seconds, etc… into the video.
Select a Poster Image that was generated from the video. The Poster Image will serve as the image that displays when the video player loads but before the user presses play. It also serves as the Feature Image for the Video episode post itself.
You can give your video episode an optional description. This will display on the Video Episode post page as well as in the paused / stopped state of the video in the player.
If you are using the built-in Video Pre-Roll for your video advertising, you can associate an advertisement directly with a video episode (Pre-Rolls are generally associated with a playlist, but we give you the option of tighter targeting if necessary). Just select the Pre-Roll advertisement from the dropdown and the selected ad will play before the video episode.
Note: Ads associated with episodes will override ads associated with the playlist(s) that the video episode resides within.
Tags (adding to Dynamic Playlists)
Tags are used to direct video episodes into Dynamic Playlists. (Need a refresher on playlists and Dynamic Playlists?). Adding Tags to a video episode works just like it does for Posts. Just start typing the tag name, if it already exists, it will be suggested to you. Otherwise, if it does not already exist, just type the name and click Enter and it will be created.
Playlists (adding to Manual Playlists)
All of your manual playlists will be listed in the Playlists metabox. You can manually select one or more playlists to add your video episode to.
Note: You can not manually add a video episode to a Dynamic Playlist. That can only be done via tagging
You can also create a playlist on the fly by clicking the Add New Playlist link and entering the playlist name than clicking enter. The playlist will be created and the video episode will automatically be added to it.
The Featured Image is used on the post page for the Video Episode (not on posts you embed the video into). This is automatically populated by the Poster Image you had selected above, however you can override that image by uploading an image here.
Saving and Publishing the Video Episode
You are now ready to publish the video episode. Click the blue Publish button in the Publish metabox.
Once you publish, the video is now displayed in the Video listing page.
As a side note, each time you create a video episode, it also creates a custom video post page for the video. That way if you ever want to link directly to the video, you have a URL that can bring you directly to it. By clicking the view link on a video episode, you can see the video post.
The Video post will display the video Name, Description and finally the actual Video Episode in the Default Player.
While you may never use the Video Post as part of your website’s content (you may use video to insert into written blog posts or playlists that are strategically placed on your website), it is another tool in your content arsenal to use when needed.
We will cover how to add video episodes into a blog post in another tutorial.
When we created the above video, we manually added it to the Saturday Sillies playlist (a manual playlist). We also added the tag “Featured” which in our Playlists tutorial, we had associated with the “Featured Videos” Dynamic Playlist.
Going over to the Playlist listing screen, we now see that each of those playlists have one video in them (the one we just created!)