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Upload videos with Vimsy Hosting

With Vimsy Hosting you can upload videos directly to your Vimsy channel.

Before you can start uploading videos you’ll need a Vimsy subscription plan. You can sign up for one of these in your channel settings within the “Billing” tab. You can find out more about our prices and the available plans at vimsy.co/pricing


Uploading a video to a collection or sub-collection

To add a video to your channel, collection or sub-collection, navigate to where you want the video to appear and select “add videos”.

You’ll be presented with your existing video library at first. To add a new video, click “Add New” in the top right-hand corner.

To upload a video directly to Vimsy press “choose video” and select a video from your computer’s file browser, or simply drag and drop a video file into the drop zone. Your upload will begin immediately.

Please be aware that large video files might take some time to upload.

Once your video has uploaded you’ll be able to customise some basic information such as the video’s title and description. You can also upload a custom thumbnail.

Once you’re happy, save the video. It will appear on your channel immediately.

If you’d like to edit your video’s settings, visit the video’s page and press “Settings” or navigate to your channel’s video library by using the Vimsy Menu in the top right and selecting “Videos” from the list. Find your video within your library’s video list and choose “Settings”.


Upload a video to your video library

If you’re not sure where you want to add your video yet, you can also upload videos to your channel’s video library.

Use the Vimsy Menu in the top right and select “Videos” from the list. Select “Add new” in the top right and start uploading your video.

Once your video has finished uploading you’ll be given the option to edit the video’s details or upload another. Editing the video takes you to the video’s settings and choosing “upload another” lets you upload another video.

To add these videos to your channel, navigate to where you want your video to appear then choose “Add videos”. Use the Plus button to add the videos you want to the collection or sub-collection.


Editing your video’s settings

You can edit your video’s settings by navigating to the video’s page and choosing “settings” or by finding your video in your video library. You can do this by going to the Vimsy Menu and choosing “videos” from the list, then pressing “Settings” next to the video you’d like to edit.

In the Details tab you can change your video’s name, summary and overview.

In the Source tab you can add a custom thumbnail for your video, allow your viewers to download the source file for your Vimsy hosted video, and also replace the video. If you replace the video it will still be available in all locations on your channel and your insights will remain.

The Usage tab shows you where the video can be found on your channel, as well as how many views and ratings the video has received in each location. Clicking on the name will also take you to that instance of the video.

The Chapters tab lets you add chapters to your video. Once set up your viewers can easily jump to specific parts of your video.

The Resources tab lets you add links to your video and, depending on your subscription plan, upload downloadable documents that appear alongside your video.

The Purchasing tab lets you set a one-off price for this individual video. When enabled your members will not be able to watch the video unless they’ve paid for access first. Selling content is explained in more detail in other videos.

The Permissions tab lets you set restrictions on who can watch this individual video. For example, you might require that viewers are logged in before they can watch the video, or the must be a Member of a specific Member Group. If you put this video in a collection or sub-collection with Permissions set up, it might not be necessary to change these here. Permissions are covered in more detail in other videos.

In the SEO tab you can set a custom title and description for this video specifically for search engines.

In the advanced tab you can enable or disable the video, change the URL for the video, and also schedule the video to become available or expire on a certain date.

Press save to confirm your changes.

Please note that videos are enabled by default and are immediately viewable by anybody with access to locations where you’ve added the video.


Deleting Videos

To delete a video, navigate to your channel’s video library using the Vimsy Menu. Find the video in your video library’s list and open the options menu on the righthand side. You will see an option to delete the video.

Deleting the video immediately removes it from Vimsy and it cannot be recovered. All of your insights for this video will also be deleted and anybody who’s purchased it will no longer have access.

Channels with a video hosting allowance will immediately regain their allowance once a hosted video has been deleted. Channels paying for hosted videos on a usage basis will no longer be charged for the deleted video.

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