How to Publish a VoD in UVic Connect

Audiovisual and multimediaAudiovisual and Media Services

Note, this is the Magic URL,

  • //hlsvod.uvic.ca/vod/
  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/POSTER-FILENAME.jpg)
  2. In Connect, 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.

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  3. On the Content editor's menu, click Insert, Video and Audio. Choose From Address from the dropdown.

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  4. In the Link media box, put the URL of your video, using the Magic URL for the video plus your directory and filename, e.g., //hlsvod.uvic.ca/vod/NETLINKID/FILENAME.mp4

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  5. If you want to add a poster image, click on the Media Web Part to select it. On the Content editor's menu, click Media, Change Image. From the dropdown, choose From Address.

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  6. In the Link Media box, put in URL of poster image, using the Magic URL for the poster frame, plus the directory and filename, e.g., //hlsvod.uvic.ca/vod/mediaservices/UVic-webcasting.jpg

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  7. Click Ok. Then click Save to finish editing.

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Having trouble?

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