Quick Start Guide

Starting with your video account? With our Quick Start Guide we like to help you getting started.

Upload video content

There are several ways to upload your video content to your Video account.

Upload video from the dashboard
Through the dashboard, you can upload files up to 700 MB. Click on 'Upload new video from the menu, select the video file you want to upload, specify the title, and possibly the description, tags (keywords), and canonical URL..

Upload via FTP
Would you like to upload videos larger than 700 MB or want to upload multiple videos at once, then this is best achieved with a FTP program. You can find your FTP login details at http://my.minotovideo.com/main/configuration/ftpuploads. Sign in with your FTP username and password. Note, this is different from your standard video platform username and password.

Tip: If you login with your FTP information, you see no files, even though you have previously uploaded video content. This is the way it should be. Once your files are uploaded they are processed and they will disappear from the list. There are many FTP programs (clients) available, both free and paid. Some well-known FTP clients are FileZilla, CuteFTP and Transmission. On Wikipedia is an overview of the most common FTP programs.

Upload via the API
You can include the video platform in your own software environment for automatically publish and manage video content. Before using the API please read the API manual first.

Video players

When creating your account, we propose two standard video players for displaying in normal and widescreen resolution. You can customize, delete or create new players.

You can find your video player management under Settings> Players. Here is an overview of existing video players in your account. Here you can also create a new players and add new names and descriptions.

Colors
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You can change the colors of the player by entering the hexadecimal color codes, or select a desired color from the color 'picker'. You can also specify the transparency of the control elements by indicating a value between 0 and 100.

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Foreground color: Highlighted in green

Highlight color: Highlighted in red.

Border color: Highlighted in white

Controls Background color: Highlighted in light blue

Controls Background alpha: The transparancy of the background color of the controls

Player background color: Background color of the player. You will see this when you start the player, or when the video has a different format than the videoplayer.

Add your logo

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You can add a logo to your player and position themselves in one of the  corners of the video player. Give the link to the logo, and place a crossdomain.xml file in the webroot of the domain where the image is stored so that it reached under www.yourdomain.com/crossdomain.xml.

Link your logo
You can also make the logo link to a website. It is also possible to set parameters on the link, such as to give for example, the ID of the video or the title of the video.
For example: http://www.example.com/ # ID # or # # TITLE
If the player is loaded, the platform will change the tags in the ID or Title of the video currently being viewed.Bewerkingen ongedaan maken

Gerelateerde video’s
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Provide the user with relevant follow-up actions as the video ends with related videos.
You have absolute freedom to decide which items to show. The items refer to the URL of your choice giving you maximum benefit from new traffic from social media and other locations where your video player is installed.
If your video player is placed on Facebook, it is important that the related items in a new window. This allows you to specify the configuration of your video player. If set in the player-profile the video player asks-an XML document in which the related items are shown.

Per recommendation you can give three parameters:

Thumbnail: The picture is displayed

Title: The title is shown

URL: The page where visitors go when it is sent on the item

You thus refers to the page where the content is visible. This means that you can specify not only videos, but also 'Follow us on Twitter "or other actions as' Request quote'.

In the documentation (http://my.reseller.com/documentation/player/configuration.html) you will find an example of an Recommendations XML document. Again, the domain where the XML file with recommendations is stored must contain a crossdomain.xml file which allows the player to request files.

You only need to place a crossdomain.xml file once in your webroot.

Google Analytics
You can share your Google Analytics ID to the player so that the interactions with the video player will also be communicated to your Google Analytics account. You can find your ID in the Google Analytics account statement or in the tracking code on your website.

For example: "UA-1248670-8". Copy and paste this without the " in your player profile.

In your Google Analytics account you will find the data from the video player under Events.

Player controls
With the player controls you can change the behavior of the video player.

Autostart: Check this box if you want videos in this player to automatically start playing..

Sharing layer: If this is unchecked, your users can share the link to the video on various social networks. If you provided the canonical URL the video player will share this link. If this is not the case, the video player will share the video link where the video is embed at that time. Make sure you always add a canonical URL.

Show Controls: If you want to have a small video player on your site, or when you want the player to be as minimalist as possible just uncheck this box. The player will only show the play button.

Show all available qualities: You can specify per video player which qualities are supported. If you adjust these settings it is important that you ensure that these videos transcoding qualities are available.

Video statistics
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Our video statistics give you insight into the performance of your video content, and interaction with your visitor. You can see how many videos per day have been viewed and how big your audience has been and from which countries and areas in which they are viewed.

The "overall" table shows the cumulative number of video views and the added videos on time.

Manage your videos

With the Video button, you can manage your video collection. You will see a list of your videos, and can perform searches by entering a keyword. The platform then shows all the videos where this keyword is in the ID, title, description or tags.

Video details

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If you click on a video it opens a so-called overlay containing a number of tabs. In the first tab you see the metadata of the video. You can adjust it to your own choice.

Title: The title of the video

Tags: The keywords of the video

Description: The description of the video

Canonical URL: The link to the main web page where the video is embedded. For example: http://www.mydomain.com/companyvideo.html

Published: Specifies whether the video is published. If you switch this to 'no', your system will show that the video cannot be viewed. You can also indicate that the video is only available between certain dates.

Key: You can substitute the video ID which is generated by the platform also by specifying a Key in your embedcode. For example bedrijfsvideo2012. This makes your embed codes more readable. You can also use your key multiple times in the platform. Suppose you have a new video uploaded and you assign a key that is already in use, then the platform will playback the last uploaded video in the Player.

Screenshot
10 images per video are generated which are available in two sizes. The first format is the original video size, and the second format is a smaller version, called a thumbnail. You can click this tab to choose which image you want to use.
It also lets you choose the location of a screenshot or thumbnail if you want to use other images than the images generated by the platform.

Preview
On this tab you can watch the video. The video is shown in the standard video player. This is not the player you use on your website.

Transcodings

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An overview of the already generated formats of your video. A transcoding is a version of your video but in a different codec, for example, to play on a mobile phone.

You can see the status of your video and the ability to delete or create transcodings.

In the transcoding queue: The file waits until there is space on the server to be converted to the new format.

Currently being transcoded: The file is currently being converted to a different format.

Transcoding failed: It has not been possible to convert the file into the desired formats. This can have several causes. The file may be too big, or maybe there is something wrong with the encode. You can always try to upload the file again or contact support.

Completed: The file is successfully transcoded and available.

Should you encounter the storage limit on your account, you can use this tab to delete unnecessary transcoding or the original of the video.

Transloading
Upload your video directly from the platform to your YouTube channel. If your account is not yet linked permission will be asked first. Determine what kind of video it is, for example, music, animation, art, etcetera.

Spread
On this page you will find direct links embed codes which you need to publish the video. You can choose from a number of different ways to make content accessible.

Step 1: Select the desired player profile or create a new video player to show this video.

Step 2: Choose the type of embed code.

Object Embed: A embed code to only embed the Flash player. This code does not work on the iPhone.

Object Embed Secure: The https version of the above embed code so you can embed the video.

iFrame: The easiest way to embed. The platform determines the type of browser requesting the video and ensures that the right quality is selected. For example, the iPhone version if the user has an iPhone.

iFrame secure: The https version so that it generates as a warning not embed the video into a secure web page being viewed.

Direct access URL’s: Direct access to the files. This allows you for example a version FLV in a banner, or alows you to directly specify the formats in your own HTML5 player.

Statistics
View over time how often your video is viewed and by how many people and how the viewer is engaged. The attention graph provides insight into the involvement of the viewer, and where in the video attention the of people wanes or quit.

Account settings

Under "Settings" you can change and customize the settings of your account.

Email settings
Settings to determine if you want to receive an email from the platform, such as a video is successfully transcoded, or if you wish to receive a daily report.

Players
Creating and managing video players. See section "Video Players" for a detailed explanation about creating video players.

Transcoding
Here you can specify which default video qualities are generated when a video is uploaded to your account. The more qualities you select, the longer it will take for the video available after upload.

Transloading
Link your account to your YouTube channel and you can change your settings to upload your videos directly and automatically to YouTube, or you set it on video.

API
You can include the video platform in your software architecture. There are users who for example have built a User Generated Content where site visitors can upload their own movies. Another example is to integrate the video platform in a content management system like Drupal. The video publishing process then takes place in an environment other than the Video Dashboard.
Before using the API please read the documentation on http://my.reseller.com/main/documentation/main/home.html

Using the API requires programming knowledge and is not supported by our support department. For help with using the API, a separate license should be obtained. If you do not have this license, please contact sales.