Tip: To upload from a mobile device, see Using Mobile Devices.
Select a file by clicking Upload on the site toolbar. The limit on the file size and the allowable file extensions (such as .mov for a QuickTime movie) are displayed. Click Browse to select the file from your file system. A progress bar appears while the media uploads. Once the upload completes, click Next to enter the clip details.
Record a live feed from a webcam connected to your computer by clicking Upload on the site toolbar. On the upload page, click Record webcam. Then choose to record video (with audio) or audio only:
When you are finished recording, click Stop to upload the media stream.
On the details screen of the upload wizard, you can add information for the clip.
The required fields are:
disclaimer check box (if present)
The categories you can upload media to depend on the privileges the MEDIAL administrator assigned to your account. You will always have a personal category that contains only your media. You can select the personal category from the category list in the details page of the wizard.
For more information: The topic Distributing Media explains how to make your personal media publicly accessible to other MEDIAL users.
There are two optional items that MEDIAL administrators can choose:
Select a personal category for the upload – To upload a clip to a user’s personal category, click the silhouette next to the category drop-down list and choose the category.
For more information: See Moving Items into Personal Categories.
Set the upload as a featured item – Checking the Is Featured box makes the clip appear in the carousel on the library site's main page.
The thumbnails screen presents eight thumbnails extracted from the clip. Click a thumbnail to use it as the media preview in the library home page. If there is a category thumbnail, you can check that box to use that generic thumbnail instead. If the file is audio-only, an icon of a film reel is used in place of thumbnails.
You can upload an image to use as the thumbnail by clicking Upload Media. Images uploaded for thumbnails must be JPEG files (.jpg) at a size of 320 pixels wide by 204 pixels high.
If the use of associated files has been enabled by the MEDIAL administrator, you can add a captions file and attach up to three additional files or URLs. If associated files are not supported, you will see the confirmation screen instead.
To add associated files, give the file an upload name and click Browse to select the file. The allowed file types are displayed above the title box:
To add a URL, check the box and enter the URL. You can add a maximum of three files and/or URLs.
The confirmation screen shows the clip details. If you need to change the upload properties, use the tabs at the top of the wizard. Once all of the information is correct, click Finish on the confirmation screen. This submits the clip to the encoder and takes you to your media content page, where you can preview the clip as well as manage your media uploads.
Tip: It may take MEDIAL several minutes to encode the file in the various streaming formats used to distribute the content to different devices. Your media content page indicates that the video has not been encoded until the encoding process has finished. If the encoding fails, you will receive an email explaining what to do.