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Uploading videos

Uploading videos

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To upload your own videos to this website you will need to log in with your LGfL USO account.

When you click the Upload Videos button, you will be prompted to enter your credentials.

You will need to log via the usual LGfL login page.

Once logged in, you will have the option to upload a single video or multiple videos via the upload page.

First, you will need to read and agree to the conditions of use.

To be able to proceed, you must agree to the terms of use by ticking the box indicating agreement.

Please note: You must own the copyright or have explicit permission from the owner of the copyright to upload content to VideoCentral HD. The content you upload must not violate the terms of use of any other service such as YouTube, which explicitly prohibits displaying its content through any other medium.

As soon as you've ticked the box, the page view will change and an option to upload files will become visible.

First, you must select the format of the file(s). For video, the format options are Widescreen or Normal and there is an Audio only option.

While it is possible to upload a group of videos via a single action, it is essential that all items in the group have the same format.

For example, a group of videos must all be either in widescreen or normal mode, not a mixture. Audio files must not be uploaded in a group with video files as the encoding will not work correctly and you will receive an error.

Select the format of your file, then click the Select File(s) button to locate the item(s) and upload them.

Browse through your local machine or network drives, select the correct file(s) and click Open.

You may select and upload several files at once by holding down the Ctrl key and clicking on each item you wish to upload until you have selected all the required files.

The file(s) you have uploaded will be listed below the Select file(s) button.

The following file formats are supported by the system:

.asf, .avi, .flv, .m4a, .mov, .mp4, .mpg, .rm, .wmv

Please note: if images are used inside an .m4a file type, when uploading, you must specify the format as Video (either Normal or Widescreen), NOT Audio, in order for the file to be processed correctly.

Your file must now be encoded before it can be viewed via the website.

This may take a bit of time as there are many schools using the system and your file will be placed in a queue.

You will be taken to the Encoder progress page where you can view the progress once encoding begins.

As this might take some time during busy periods of the day, you do not need to wait for encoding to happen.

However, if you want to check on the progress periodically, you will need to click the Refresh button.

The status may or may not have changed, depending on how many files are in the queue inside the system.

If you do access the Encoder progress page after your video has finished encoding, you will find that the page is empty. This page only contains information during the encoding process.

When your file has been successfully encoded you will receive an email informing you of the progress and providing a link to be able to view the video and edit its properties.

The email will contain a direct link to your video so that you can easily view and edit it.

 

See next:

Editing videos