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Introduction

The library section of Media Manager contains all on demand videos, playlists, folders, and live streams within your account. The library is designed to keep your content organized and allow for quick and easy navigation.

Add media

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Adding media to the MainStreaming Media Manager is as simple as a few clicks. Once logged in, click on the Library button on the left-hand navigation menu.

Once within the Media Manager Library, look for the MainStreaming Media Manager | add video button towards the upper right section of screen.

MainStreaming Media Manager | upload video

The Media Manager uploader will expand from the lower right corner. You can also click UPLOAD in the lower right corner

Tips: You can access the upload panel at any moment during your workflow, moreover your working routine on the Media Manager won't interrupt the uploading process.

You can drag videos directly into the window or click the MainStreaming Media Manager | select video button to browse your PC.

MainStreaming Media Manager | upload video

Once you have dragged or selected the file you want to upload, press the MainStreaming Media Manager | add video button to start the file transfer. File transfer times will vary depending on the quality, resolution, file size, and your connection speed. The uploader will indicate when your video has been successfully uploaded. You may close the Media Manager uploader when the transfer is complete or add additional video files.

MainStreaming Media Manager | upload video

Your recently uploaded video, will immediately enter our encoding queue. Within your library, your newly uploaded video will show one of these statues

MainStreaming Media Manager | encoding status

When the video shows a MainStreaming Media Manager | ready status, you're ready to publish your video. OnDemand video files are displayed in the Media Manager Library, indicated by MainStreaming an MainStreaming Media Manager | ondemand icon.

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If at any time you need to return to the Media Manager Dashboard, click the MainStreaming logo in the upper left corner.

Create a live stream or event

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Adding a live event or stream to Media Manager is as simple as a few clicks. Once logged in, click on the Library button on the left-hand navigation panel.

Once within the Media Manager Library, look for the MainStreaming Media Manager | add live button towards the upper right section of screen. The create live overlay will open

MainStreaming Media Manager | create live

By default, the live stream module is configured to create a continuous live stream. If you create a stream with a designated start and end date/time, uncheck the checkbox, making sure to add an end date.

MainStreaming Media Manager | continuos live streaming

Before you can create a live stream, you must enter a title and short description. Once your stream information is entered, click the MainStreaming Media Manager | create live button Like OnDemand video files, live streams are displayed in the Media Manager Library, indicated by MainStreaming Media Manager | live an icon.

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If at any time you need to return to the Media Manager Dashboard, click the MainStreaming logo in the upper left corner.

Create a playlist

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Creating a playlist in Media Manager is as simple as a few clicks. Once logged in, click on the Library button on the left-hand navigation panel.

Once within the Media Manager Library, look for the MainStreaming Media Manager | add playlist button towards the upper right section of screen. The Create Playlist window will open

MainStreaming Media Manager | create playlist

Enter your playlist name and then select whether you want to create a one shot or loop playlist. Once you've made your select, click the button MainStreaming Media Manager | create playlist

Playlist Types:

  • A one-shot playlist starts whenever a viewer presses play. Each viewer starts the playlist in the order you designate and plays to the end, unless they choose to stop at any point.
  • A loop playlist acts like a live TV channel. Media Manager plays and loops the playlist. Each viewer joins the playlist, already in progress. At the end of the playlist, the system will start at the beginning.

Once the playlist is created, enter a short and long description. You can also enter video tags to ease searching for videos and playlists as your library grows. You can save your changes at this time or add videos to your playlist. More information about adding videos to a playlist can be found in the Playlist Detail section.

MainStreaming Media Manager | logo
If at any time you need to return to the Media Manager Dashboard, click the MainStreaming logo in the upper left corner.

Create a folder

MainStreaming Media Manager | library
Adding folders to Media Manager is as simple as a few clicks. Once logged in, click on the Library button on the left-hand navigation panel.

Once within the Media Manager Library, look for the MainStreaming Media Manager | add folder button towards the upper right section of screen. The MainStreaming Media Manager | create folder window will open. Enter a folder name and click Create Folder.

The folder will appear within your library, indicated by the MainStreaming Media Manager | folder icon. Items can be moved into folders by using the move MainStreaming Media Manager | folder button on the right.

MainStreaming Media Manager | new folder

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If at any time you need to return to the Media Manager Dashboard, click the MainStreaming logo in the upper left corner.

Manage and organize library contents

As your library grows, here are some quick tips to keep content organized. Items within your library can be easily identified by their icon.
Live Stream
Live Stream (Icecast Audio)
On demand video
On demand audio
Playlist
Folders
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For ease of use, you can filter your library by live stream, on demand, or playlists. You can also search within your library and change the number of results shown per page.

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The Media Manager search field is useful for searching your media's meta data. Title, Short Description, Long Description, and video tags, are all searchable fields.

For information regarding how to enter meta data, see the CREATE A PLAYLIST or ADDING MEDIA section in Support Center.

MainStreaming Media Manager | video detail

Additional details can be found about each item by either clicking on the icon, the name, or the item status. Each item in your library also has a designated "status" as well as shortcuts to commonly used options.

Item statuses can be classified as:

MainStreaming Media Manager | encoding status

Shortcuts exist within the Media Manager for each item for easy and quick access to:

Customize Embed Code
Move items
Rename any item
Delete Item
MainStreaming Media Manager | toggle button
Publish Toggle – Do you have a video or stream embeded on many sites and need to remove it immediately? Any item can be published or unpublished with this toggle switch.
Important: The Publish Toggle allows you to immediately unpublish a content from the entire MainStreaming network, regardless where it has been embedded or connected. This is very handy when a content is outdated for example.
MainStreaming Media Manager | logo
If at any time you need to return to the Media Manager Dashboard, click the MainStreaming logo in the upper left corner.
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