How to use the Advanced VoD Wizard

  1. Have your video and image file uploaded to your VoD account. Have your SFTP client open and connected to your VoD account.
  2. Go to the VoD Setup Wizard. On the Advanced tab, select a template, if applicable. Choose Default template if you do not have your own template.
  3. Expand the Media properties to reveal the Media File and Initial Image properties.
  4. Go to your SFTP client. Right click (option-clock on Mac) on your video file and select Copy URL.
  5. Go to the VoD wizard. In the Media File box, highlight everything after .../hls-vod/ and paste in your video file's URL. Edit your URL, deleting everything from sftp://... to .../webroot/vod/. Make sure you leave the .m3u8 after the .mp4.
  6. Go back to your SFTP client. Right click (option-click on Mac) on your image file and select Copy URL.
  7. Go to the VoD wizard. In the Initial Image box, highlight everything after the hlsvod.uvic.ca/vod/ and paste in your image file's URL. Edit your URL, deleting everything from sftp://... to .../webroot/vod/.
  8. Click on the Update Preview & Code button. Check that your player works in the player under Preview Your Player.

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If you are having difficulty viewing the above video, please contact the UVic Computer Help Desk at 250-721-7687 or helpdesk@uvic.ca.