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About Loop videos

What is a Loop video?

A Loop video is a short video that plays continuously on repeat with no sound.

How can I use a Loop video?

Unlike a regular Video in Pangea CMS, a Loop video does not have its own URL or page on the public website. You can use a Loop video as follows:

  • Add a Loop video as the Main image on a content page.
  • Add a Loop video to the Website teaser settings for a content item. This means the Loop video can be displayed instead of an image when the item is promoted on a widget. For more information, see the following article:
NOTE: A Loop video is automatically assigned the Published status after the file is fully uploaded. However, it is not visible on the public website until it is manually added on a widget or content page.

Can I continue editing an article while my Loop video uploads?

Yes. You can start the upload process from any screen in Pangea CMS. For example, you can upload a file from the article edit screen, then continue editing the article while the file uploads in the background.

Can I upload multiple video files at the same time?

Yes. Pangea CMS can upload up to four video files simultaneously. You can select more than four video files for upload, but the fifth file will not start uploading until one of the first four files is fully uploaded. For instructions, go to the following section:

Can I adjust the settings for a Loop video while the upload is in progress?

Yes. If you are uploading a single video file, the Loop video edit screen opens automatically as soon as the upload starts. You can either click Close to let the upload complete in the background, or immediately start editing the Loop video.

If you are uploading multiple video files, the Upload manager appears in the top-right corner of Pangea CMS. To start editing a Loop video, hover over the relevant panel in the Upload manager, and click Edit (the pencil icon).

How can I find a Loop video that I previously uploaded?

Uploaded Loop videos are automatically saved in Pangea CMS with the status Published. The title matches the name of the video file. You can find a Loop video that you previously uploaded using the Pangea CMS Search tool.

Why did the Upload manager disappear?

The Upload manager in Pangea CMS is not always available. The following rules apply:

  • The Upload manager icon is visible for 10 minutes after the last file finishes uploading. After this time, the Upload manager is no longer available.
  • If you close and then reopen Pangea CMS, the Upload manager is no longer available.



Upload a single video file

  1. Click New > Multimedia > Loop Video in the top menu.
  2. Select the file you want to upload using either method below:
    • Click the file that you want to upload and drag and drop it into the box.
    • Click Browse files and navigate to the location on your device where the file is saved. Double-click the file.

The Upload video dialog changes to Video edit as soon as the upload starts. You can immediately start editing the Loop video while the upload is in progress. Alternatively, click Close to close the edit screen and let the upload complete in the background.




Upload multiple video files

  1. Click New > Multimedia > Loop Video in the top menu.
  2. Select the files you want to upload using either method below:
    • Ensure all the files you want to upload are selected, and drag and drop the files into the box.
    • Click Browse files and navigate to the location on your device where the files are saved. Select all the files you want to upload and click Open.

The Upload video dialog disappears and the Upload manager appears in the top-right corner of Pangea CMS. You can immediately start editing a Loop video while the upload is in progress. Hover your cursor over the relevant panel and click Edit (the pencil icon).

Alternatively, click elsewhere on the screen to minimize the Upload manager and let the uploads complete in the background.




Manage the video file

To manage the video file, click Video in the left panel.

The following options are available:

  • (A): Preview: Check the upload progress. If the Loop video is fully uploaded and processed, you see the following playback options:
    • Play the video file.
    • Check the length of the video file or jump to a particular timepoint.
    • Play the video file in fullscreen.
  • (B): Replace: Upload a new video file that replaces the original file. This option is useful if the upload fails.
  • (C): Thumbnail: Select the timepoint that is used as the Thumbnail. The Thumbnail is the static version of the Loop video that might be displayed on the public website (for example, if the Loop video appears on a widget that does not support Loop videos).



Manage General settings

Click General in the left panel to manage the following settings:

  • Title: Adjust the title that helps identify the Loop video in Pangea CMS. This text is applied by default as the Caption when the Loop video is used as a Main image.
  • Introduction: Enter a brief introductory text that is visible only in Pangea CMS.



Check upload progress

You can check the upload progress on the Loop video edit screen. Click Video in the left panel.

You see one of the following options in the Preview window:

  • Uploading: The file is currently uploading. You see the progress of the upload.
  • Processing: The file is uploaded, and Pangea CMS is currently encoding it. During encoding, multiple versions of the file are created. These files allow the Loop video to be played on different devices and in different levels of quality.
  • Playback options: When the file is fully uploaded and processed, the Preview window lets you play the video file.



Further recommendations

The following articles might be helpful:

Pangea CMS Guide

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