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Uploading a Loop Video


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What is a Loop Video?

A Loop Video plays continuously on repeat with no sound. A Loop Video does not have its own page on the public website, but can be used as follows:

  • Add a Loop Video as the Main image for a content item.
  • 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 content item is previewed via a Content widget. For more information, refer to the following articles:

When you upload a video file using the Loop Video upload tool, Pangea CMS creates a Loop Video from the file. You can upload one file or multiple files simultaneously.

NOTE: After the video file is fully uploaded and processed, it is saved in Pangea CMS with the status Published. This does not mean that the Loop Video is available on the public website. A Loop Video is only visible on the public website when it is applied as a Main image or a Website teaser image.



Upload a video file

TIP: 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 writing the article while the file uploads in the background.

Refer to the relevant section below:



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. This article explains how to find the Loop Video later.



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

The Upload video dialog disappears and the Upload manager appears in the top-right corner of Pangea CMS. To 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. This article explains how to find a Loop Video later.




Find a Loop Video

NOTE: After it is fully uploaded and processed, a Loop Video is automatically saved in Pangea CMS with the status Published. The title matches the name of the video file.

The following options are available for finding a Loop Video that was already uploaded to Pangea CMS:



Upload manager

Click the Upload manager icon in the top-right corner of Pangea CMS. Hover your cursor over the relevant panel and click Edit (the pencil icon).

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 icon disappears.
  • If you close and then reopen Pangea CMS, the Upload manager icon disappears.

If the Upload manager icon is not visible, you can use a different method to find and edit the uploaded files.



Notification

After a Loop Video is fully uploaded and processed, you may receive a notification within Pangea CMS and / or an email notification. Click the Pangea link to start editing the Loop Video.


NOTE: To learn how to change your preferences for Pangea notifications about uploaded files, refer to the following article:


Pangea CMS Search tool

You can find a previously uploaded Loop Video using the Pangea CMS Search tool. For instructions, refer to the following article:




Manage Loop Video settings

The following options are available via the Loop Video edit screen:



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 playback options that let you perform the following actions:
    • 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

To manage the general settings, click General in the left panel.

The following options are available:

  • (A): Title: Enter a title that helps identify the Loop Video in Pangea CMS. The title is displayed by default as the Caption when you add a Loop Video as a Main image.
  • (B): Introduction: Enter a brief introductory text that is visible only in Pangea CMS.


Manage encoded files

Pangea CMS encodes each video file immediately after the file is uploaded. During encoding, multiple versions of the file are created. These files allow the Loop Video to be viewed on different devices and in different levels of quality. To access the encoded files, click Encoded files in the left panel.

NOTE: This option does not appear unless the video file is fully uploaded and processed.




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

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