Media Settings allows the users to set the settings of media while uploading. These settings can also be changed from Media Management once it has been uploaded.
The Settings comprises of the following tabs:
The Administrators can predefine the publishing rules and accessibility for each content uploaded on the platform from the Channel Settings page.
Publish and View: From this tab, the Administrator can predefine the publishing rules for each content type. These rules can be applied to the new and existing content.
The Administrator can also set the default Viewing Access by selecting a Membership type.
Viewing Access: From the General tab, the Administrator can predefine who can access the content under Membership Type. Click here to learn more.
You can also define settings for each new and existing media content from the Media Settings. When any content is uploaded, a user has to select from the options in the Media Settings. Moreover, for existing files, the settings can be updated through the Media Management page by an Administrator.
Note: An Administrator can set the default settings for each media type. Moreover, while uploading new content, the uploader can save the setting as default. This means whenever any content is uploaded, the default setting saved by the user will be given precedence and applied on new content over the selection made at Publish & View Settings tab.
The Basic tab in the Media Settings enables the user to set the following:
1. Title and Description: A user can enter the name of the media with a description. This helps in creating a distinct identity of the media, and the description can assist users in understanding the purpose of the content.
2. Category: The media content can be classified by the category assigned.
3. Tags: Tags are labels attached to content for the purpose of identification or to give information relevant to the content.
4. Author Name: The author name helps viewers to search content by its username.
5. Capture Thumbnail: Users can capture or update thumbnail from this option. To know more details, click on How To Capture And Upload Media Thumbnail.
6. Closed Captions: A closed caption file can be uploaded from this option. To know more details, click on How To Add Closed Captions.
The Publish tab allows the user to set the player, completion criteria and sharing & downloading of content.
Through this tab, users can perform the following functions:
1. Player: Users can select the player for playback from the dropdown list. All audio/video files are played back using VIDIZMO’s default player.
2. Completion Criteria: Users can set the completion criteria for media types. To learn more, click on Understanding Completion Criteria.
3. Sharing & Download: The sharing and download function in the Media Settings is explained as follows:
- Allow Transcription: By selecting this checkbox, automatic transcription of video and audio files provided will be enabled.
- Allow Social Sharing: By selecting this checkbox, users can share the media on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. from the Playback page.
- Allow Embedding: By selecting this checkbox, users will be able to embed the media file from the Playback page. Click on How To Embed Media Files From Playback Page to learn more.
- Allow Downloading: By selecting the checkbox, the media will be available for download from the Playback page.
- Allow Comments And Comments Moderation: To ensure that no spam or unwanted comments are published in the media, users can enable comments and comment moderation by selecting the check boxes. All comments are sent for approval before being posted if Moderation is turned on.
- Show Stats: Viewers can view quick statistics which shows the views, comments, likes, dislikes, etc. made on the content. Click here to know about viewing quick media statistics.
The Access tab in the Media Settings manages the accessibility of the media.
Administrators can predefine who can access the content from the Membership Type by selecting Authenticated Viewers or Anonymous Viewers.
However, if the Administrator has selected Decide When Publishing, then the uploader has the leverage to decide the accessibility of the content while publishing.
Who can Access it?
All Account Channel Viewers: By selecting the checkbox, all viewers that belong to a Channel or Account are granted access.
All Channel Viewers: By selecting the checkbox, only the Channel viewers are granted access.
Specific Viewers / Groups: By selecting the checkbox, only specific users and group are granted access.
Anonymous Users: By selecting anonymous users, the Administrator allows Anonymous access for that content.
VIDIZMO Administrators can optionally set a password against the Media. The viewer then provides a password before he/she can playback the media.
When this feature is turned on in VIDIZMO, anonymous users are required to provide a name and an email address to log in to access the playback page.
Allow Sharing With External Viewers: By selecting this checkbox, only those viewers that are specified by the Administrator are granted access to the content. These viewers are not a part of the account or channel.
Note that External Viewers option is enabled only when the Allow Sharing with External Viewers checkbox in Channel Membership is selected.
How To Access It?
The users can decide where the media will be available from the Access tab of Media Settings.
From Channel Library: By selecting this checkbox, the media will be available in the Channel Library.
Featured Media: By selecting this checkbox, the media will be available in the Featured Media.
Marketplace: If Subscription is enabled then by selecting the checkbox, the media will appear in the Marketplace.
When Will It Be Available?
Users can set the date, time and expiry of the media. Once a media file expires, it is not accessible by the viewers but can be viewed in the Media Management by Administrators.
If an Administrator has defined Custom Attributes in an Account/Channel, the Custom tab will appear at Media Settings. From this tab, users can define the custom attributes. A custom attribute is defined as a distinct identity to store any content type in metadata.