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Video categories are used to store albums of video files for display within the Media Gallery, as well as on portals and pages.
Note: Video is not included in basic onMessage. For a quote about purchasing Audio/Video functionality, please contact your school's account manager.
Refer to Error Messages Using Bulk Upload Tool Many common file formats are supported, however .mov files are not supported. Video files with the .mov extension can't be uploaded for use in 'ON.'
After you upload a video, select Save, and view the album list for a Category, it may take a moment to process the video. This process status will appear in the list of videos for your Content Video Album.
Tip: If you plan to share videos outside of the 'ON' products, create a video category for public videos and be sure to include any videos in it. You can also include the video in other non-public categories, but it should be in at least one public category for to share with the general/
After a video is in a Category, you can lock the Album (which may include other videos).
Videos are removed when you delete them.
You can edit the thumbnail when you upload a video, before you select Save.
If no thumbnail is provided for a video, a default one will appear.
As of June 28, 2016, videos rendered on your public onMessage website
on a page
in the lightbox
are updated to use a new hosting method "under the hood." Pages rendered by Podium are not yet affected by this update (including front end, secured, and media gallery pages).
For user's logged into the 'ON' products, all pages that use a lightbox to play a video use the new hosting method, including:
When users interact with videos (such as to download a video) the functionally is the same as before the update.
We recommend schools contact Twitter and request that their school’s videos be white listed. It may take a few days for Twitter to handle your request, so we encourage you to contact Twitter before your next social media campaign. After your videos are white listed, when you share a video to your social media feed on Twitter, the video will appear an aesthetically pleasing “Card” instead of as merely a click-able URL. The card shows a thumbnail of the video, which your followers can select to view the video without navigating to another site. Cards increase the chances of followers engaging with your video content.
To ask Twitter to white list your school’s videos, login to the “ON” products and Twitter at the same time on the same device. For Twitter, you’ll need to be the account owner.
In “ON,” access the detail page for a video you’ve recently uploaded. Then copy the video’s URL from the detail page.
In Twitter access this URL https://cards-dev.twitter.com/validator to use the video Card Validator.
In the TwitterCard Validator, paste the video URL from the “ON” detail page into the Card URL field.
Select Preview card.
If your videos are not yet white listed, Twitter will be unable to render a preview of the card. In this situation, select Request approval.
Tip: Twitter may need 3-4 days to process your request. In the meantime, you can still share videos; they will appear as click-able URLs instead of in “Cards.” After your videos are white listed, videos you share will appear as “Cards” in Twitter so you can better engage with your followers on social media.