What's inside this article:
- Open the Video edit screen
- Edit a video
- Trim a video
- Manage general settings
- Manage multimedia distribution
- Manage encoded files
- Add Related content
- Preview a video
To upload a new video, go to New > Multimedia > Video in the top menu.
For detailed instructions on uploading a video, refer to the following article:
To open the Video edit screen for an existing video:
- Find the video that you want to edit using the Pangea CMS Search tool.
- Click the video title in the relevant box on the search results page. Alternatively, click Edit (the pencil icon).
We recommend selecting your chosen Status using the drop-down menu at the top of the screen. Your selected status will be applied only after you save the video. The following options are available:
- Draft (Selected by default): The video is marked Draft and will not be available on the public website.
- Published: The video is marked Published and will be available on the public website.
- Edited: The video is marked Edited and will not be available on the public website.
The video edit options are available via Settings > Video in the left panel.
The following information may be visible in the Preview window:
- If the video is still uploading, the Preview window shows the upload progress.
- If Pangea CMS is currently encoding the video, the Preview window shows the status Processing. Pangea CMS needs to encode every video after it is uploaded.
- If the video is fully uploaded and encoded, the Preview window shows the video Thumbnail. Hover your cursor over the Preview window to access the following options:
- Play the video
- Check the length of the video
- Adjust the volume during playback
- Play the video in fullscreen
The following additional options are available:
- (A): Replace: Upload a new video file that replaces the currently uploaded file. This is useful if the upload fails, or if you want to use a different video file. When you use this option, the original video file is deleted from Pangea CMS.
- (B): Embed code: Copy the embed code for the video to your clipboard. This is useful if you want to embed the video on an external website.
- (C): Trim: Optionally cut unnecessary content from the start and / or the end of the video.
- (D): Apply watermark: Optionally burn a watermark logo into the video file.
- (E): Thumbnail: Set the timepoint that is used as the main image on the video player before the video is played. Tick the box next to Use Website Teaser Image as thumbnail if you want to use the horizontal Website teaser image as the Thumbnail. This option does not work unless you have already added a horizontal Website teaser image via Website teaser in the left panel.
- (F): Show download link: Tick this box to ensure that a download link appears with the video on the public website, allowing visitors to download the video.
The video Trim tool allows you to cut unnecessary content from the start and / or the end of a video. When you trim a video, you create a new version of the video, and the original untrimmed version remains saved in Pangea CMS.
To trim a video:
- Optionally use the video Preview to make a note of the required start time and / or end time for the trimmed video:
- New start time: All preceding content will be cut in the trimmed video.
- New end time: All following content will be cut in the trimmed video.
- Click Trim (this option is not available until the video is fully uploaded and encoded).
- Enter the new Start time and End time (format: HH:MM:SS or HH:MM:SS:FFF), then click + Save as new.
The edit screen for the trimmed video opens in a new tab. Where possible, the settings for the new video are pre-filled based on the original video settings. The title for the trimmed video matches the original version with [TRIMMED] - added to the start.
To manage the general video settings, select General under Settings in the left panel. Settings that are marked with a * red star are required and must be completed before you can save the video.
The following options are available:
- Status: Change the status of the video.
- Publication date & time (required): Specify when the video was published. The date and time of upload is pre-filled by default, but you can optionally enter a different value. This information appears on the public website but is purely informational and does not affect the publication status.
- Last update: Optionally specify when the video was last updated. This information does not appear on the public website unless you enter a value.
- Title (required): Enter the title that is displayed above the video player on the public website. The video file name is pre-filled by default, but you can optionally enter a different value.
- Introduction: Optionally provide a plain-text description of the video. By default, the introduction is not visible on the public website. Tick the box next to Display introduction to make the introduction visible.
- URL slug: Optionally enter a text string that is added to the video URL and enhances visibility via search engines such as Google.
- Categories (required): Select one or more categories.
- Content: Optionally provide additional content that appears below the video player on the public website.
Click Save or Save & close to confirm and apply your preferences.
You can optionally share a video via one or more multimedia channels. For example, you can make the video available via your website's YouTube channel.
To share a video:
- Click Multimedia distribution under Settings in the left panel.
- Tick the box next to each channel where you want to share the video.
- Click Save or Save & close to confirm and apply your preferences.
The request is now processed by the distribution partner. This may take some time. If necessary, you can close the edit screen and the request is processed in the background. You can check the progress for the request at any time under Status.
Once a video is shared and available via the distribution partner, a green tick is displayed under Status. The following options are available for managing shared videos:
- Add to a Playlist: After sharing a video via a YouTube channel, you can additionally add it to a particular Playlist for that channel. The Playlist options only appear after you have shared the video. Select your chosen Playlist from the drop-down menu and click Apply.
- Stop sharing a video: To remove a video from a multimedia channel, hover your cursor over the video panel and click the trash icon.
- Update a shared video: If you make updates to a video in Pangea CMS, you can ensure the version that appears via a multimedia channel is also updated. Hover your cursor over the video panel and click the refresh icon.
After a video is successfully uploaded, Pangea CMS immediately starts to encode it. If Pangea CMS is currently encoding a video, the message Processing is displayed in the Preview window.
Once encoding is complete, you can access the encoded files by clicking Encoded files under Settings in the left panel.
Different video files are available that allow the video to be viewed on different devices and in different levels of quality. Hover your cursor over the panel for a file to select one of the following options:
- Encoded Status: Open the Encoding Status screen, where you can view technical details about this specific file.
- Download from Akamai: Download the version of this file that is available to the public on the internet.
- Play on Akamai: Play the version of this file that is available to the public on the internet.
- Download from Local: Download the version of this file that is saved in Pangea CMS.
- Play from Local: Play the version of this file that is saved in Pangea CMS.
You can add a Related content widget to the video page. The widget provides links to other content pages that visitors may find interesting. You can manually select the content items that are linked via Related content, as well as the order they appear in.
Select Related content in the left panel and click Select content.
For more information, refer to the following article:
Use the options under Preview in the left panel to preview the video page on devices with different screen sizes (desktop, tablet, or mobile). You need to save any changes to the video by clicking Save before the changes appear in the preview.
If the status of the video is Published, you can use the Live Site button at the top of the screen to open the video page on the public website.