How do I upload a new video?

To start to upload new videos to your Media Manager, access the Media Manager and follow the steps in this article, which specifically covers video uploads.

1. Will this video be a remote video (Youtube) or a video file that you upload to the Media Manager?

If remote (hosted by a video service such as YouTube or on a corporate Digital Asset Management server), follow the steps in this article.

If not, read on.

2. Within the Media Manager, click on the specific directory or sub-directory in which you want to place the video file.

3. Once in the desired directory , click New File in the top right of the window.

4. When you click New File, a window will appear. You may upload a file directly to the Media Manager or reference an external file.

Learn how to connect with a file that is hosted in a digital asset management system or on YouTube in this article: How do I add videos from YouTube or files from corporate servers to be easily used on my website?

5. To upload files directly to your Media Manager, click Choose File to select a media file from your computer.

To upload files directly to your Media Manager, click Choose File to select a media file from your computer.

5.1. Select your video media file and click Open.

Select your video media file and click Open.

5.2. The file name will appear in the New File box after selection.

5.3. A video requires only the File Type, but a title is strongly recommended.

A video requires only the File Type, but a title is strongly recommended.

5.4. The Media Manager will recognize what type of file you have uploaded but confirm it is correct in the dropdown menu.

The Media Manager will recognize what type of file you have uploaded but confirm it is correct in the dropdown menu.

5.5. Click Create. You will be taken to the file's properties. If you were successful, you will see a yellow success box at the top.

Click Create. You will be taken to the file's properties. If you were successful, you will see a yellow success box at the top.

This screen allows you to access and edit your image or file's properties.

  1. Click Copy to Clipboard to copy the URL of your file. You may only need this if you are using HTML and not inserting the image using the WYSIWYG or other automatic method.
  2. To replace your video, click Choose File.
  3. Update your Display Title.
  4. You may not adjust the file size, but you can see its calculated size.
  5. If desired, add a description. This isn't required but may be helpful if you are uploading a report in PDF that may appear in search results, for example.

5.6. Other relevant areas to update for videos:

Other relevant areas to update for videos:
  1. Manually enter the video's run time in minutes.
  2. Change the URL to something more marketing-friendly, if desired.
  3. Select Indexable if you want the video to show up on search results both within the site and on Google / Bing / other search engines.

5.7. If relevant - for example, if you've uploaded a video file that you want to appear on your site beyond a specific article or page, scroll down and select the appropriate taxonomy:

If you have enabled Media files to be shown in your search results, selecting relevant taxonomy will help search results contain relevant media files.

Pay attention to relevant taxonomy under:

  • Site Placement > Featured Videos : This controls special placement of the video promotion potentially on the homepage, rail elements of your site, or your media homepage (www.yourdomain.com/media and www.yourdomain.com/media/videos).
  • Classification > Require Subscription or Require Registration: These taxonomies control whether the video can be seen by someone who is a current subscriber or a currently logged-in user. If not, they will be directed to log-in. There are areas where your site can promote subscriptions or other actions.
  • Topic / Category > Video Galleries > choose a gallery to add the video to a playlist: These taxonomies allow you to create a playlist for your videos.
  • Topic / Category > Main Topics (or whatever you call where most of your editorial topics are controlled) > choose relevant topics: Selecting editorial topics allows you to create a Topic Landing page that includes not just articles, products, and events -- but also your videos.

Taxonomies are highly specific to individual websites. Contact your ePublishing solutions manager if you have questions not answered here..

If relevant - for example, if you've uploaded a video file that you want to appear on your site beyond a specific article or page, scroll down and select the appropriate taxonomy:

5.8. For videos, you will need to add your own thumbnail.

For videos, you will need to add your own thumbnail.

Click Choose File to add an image. You may edit or replace the thumbnail image by clicking Edit this thumbnail image.

5.9. When you are finished editing, save your video.

When you are finished editing, save your video.

You may also delete videos or download them for viewing (useful to confirm you uploaded the right video and it plays, for example).