How to Publish a VoD in Cascade

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Note, this is the Magic URL,

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  1. Have your directory (NETLINK ID, or Group on VoD) and file name (name of video and name of poster image, e.g., NETLINKID/FILENAME.mp4 and NETLINKID/POSTERFILENAME.jpg)
  2. In Cascade, open the web page you wish to edit. Click Edit and in the content editor, put the insertion cursor where you want the video to go.
  3. On the Content editor's menu, click Insert/edit media.

    Insert/edit media

  4. On the Insert/edit media box, under the General tab, in the Source box, put the URL of your video, using the Magic URL for the video plus your directory and filename, e.g., //

    cascade media source

  5. If you want to add a poster image, under the Advanced tab, Poster, put in URL of poster image, using the Magic URL for the poster frame, plus the directory and filename, e.g., //

    cascade video poster

  6. Click Ok. Then click Preview to check your page and then Publish when it's complete.


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