Custom Video Metadata Fields

Use Custom Fields To Display Relevant Video Information (metadata) In Your Video Apps

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Custom Fields

StreamingVideoProvider now gives you the ability to create Custom Fields. This allows you to add custom metadata to your videos which get displayed in your video applications. This is extremely useful if you want to provide your viewers with extra information about your videos. For example if you have some video seminars and tutorials you could automatically display the speaker name, outline, contact information and links to related documents. Giving you the freedom to display the information that’s right for your video library.

CUSTOM FIELD OPTIONS:

  • FIELD NAME – This allows you to assign a personalised name to a custom field which will be displayed in the video settings section for easy identification.
  • FIELD TYPE – Here you can choose the field type and format for your entries. These include Text, Radio buttons, Drop down lists, Radio Groups, Float Numbers and many more.

CUSTOM FIELD DISPLAYED DATA TYPES:

  • Text – You can automatically display pure text and text with titles in your Video Applications.
  • Links – You can automatically display clickable links in your Video Applications.
  • Images – You can automatically display images in your Video Applications.

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Getting Started

CREATING CUSTOM FIELDS

  • 1To Create Custom Fields simply log in to your StreamingVideoProvider Panel and go to Account > Integration > Custom Fields.
  • 2Click on the ‘Create New Field’ button.
  • 3Enter the new ‘Field name’ and choose the ‘Field type’ such as ‘Text’ from the drop down menu and click on the ‘Save’ button.
  • 4Repeat step 2 and 3 to create as many fields as you wish to use and return to your panel once finished.
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POPULATING CUSTOM INFORMATION TO YOUR VIDEOS:

  • 1To start filling in custom information for each video you will simply need to click on the ‘Settings’ button located next to the videos that you would like to populate.
  • 2In the settings section scroll down to the ‘Custom Fields Values’ section and start entering the required information for the selected video.
  • 3Click on the ‘Save Changes’ button when finished.
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ADDING AND DISPLAYING CUSTOM FIELDS IN VIDEOAPPS STUDIO:

  • 1To add and display the Custom Field information in your Video Applications you will need to open VideoApps Studio by clicking on the ‘Publish on Your Website’ button located next to your chosen playlist’s name.
  • 2Then select the ‘VideoApps Studio’ tab and click on the ‘VideoApps Studio’ image to open the design environment.
  • 3Once opened you will be presented with a selection of your previous projects and a selection of templates to choose from.
  • 4When you have chosen your desired template we recommend that you click on the ‘Save’ button and save it as a new project.
  • 5Depending on the chosen template you may have to re arrange the canvas or change the canvas size to be able to view the Custom Field information without having obstructions beneath the displayed information.
  • 6Now click on the ‘Visual’ tab
  • 7There are 3 main elements that you use for custom fields.
    • 1st is the ‘Text’ element which will create a block of text meaning that if there is long text it will automatically be formatted to the next line.
    • 2nd is the 'Label' element which is mainly used for url and email addresses as it allows for clickable links. Please keep in mind that the Label element will not automatically format text to the next line.
    • 3rd is the ‘Image’ element which is used to load images.
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ADDING TEXT FIELDS IN VIDEOAPPS STUDIO:

  • 1To add text simply drag the ‘Text’ element on to the desired location in the canvas. In the ‘Left Property Panel’ you will be able to change the ‘Font style’ and ‘Alignment’
  • 2In the ‘Data Source’ drop down menu choose ‘Video Player 1’
  • 3From the ‘Data Field’ drop down menu simply choose your desired Custom field data that you would like to display in the created ‘Text’ element.
  • 4When you have added all your desired fields simply click on the ‘Save’ button to save your project and then on the ‘Publish’ button to publish your video application. you can also click on the ‘Preview’ button to preview your player.
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ADDING LINK FIELDS IN VIDEOAPPS STUDIO:

  • 1To add text simply drag the ‘Label’ element on to the desired location in the canvas. In the ‘Left Property Panel’ you will be able to change the ‘Font style’ and ‘Alignment’
  • 2In the ‘Data Source’ drop down menu choose ‘Video Player 1’
  • 3From the ‘Data Field’ drop down menu simply choose your desired Custom field data containing your full link that you would like to display in the created ‘Label’ element.
  • 4Now choose the same Custom field containing your link from the ‘Link Field’ drop down menu. This will make your link clickable.
  • 5When you have added all your desired fields simply click on the ‘Save’ button to save your project and then on the ‘Publish’ button to publish your video application. you can also click on the ‘Preview’ button to preview your player.
  • Tip: If you want to display different wording instead of showing the full link url you can create 2 custom fields. the first will contain the wording for the link and needs to be chosen from the ‘Data Source’ drop down menu. The second custom field needs to contain the full url including http:// which needs to be chosen from the ‘Link Field’ drop down menu. This will display the text loaded from the “Data Source’ but when clicked upon will open the link loaded from ‘Link Field’.
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ADDING IMAGE FIELDS IN THE VIDEOAPPS STUDIO:

  • 1To add an image loader in VideoApps Studio simply drag the ‘Image’ element on to the desired location in the canvas and resize it to your desired size.
  • 2In the left Panel click on the ‘Data Source’ drop down menu and choose ‘Video Player 1'.
  • 3From the ‘Image Field’ drop down menu simply choose the ‘Images’ Custom field.
  • 4When you have added all your desired fields simply click on the ‘Save’ button to save your project and then on the ‘Publish’ button to publish your video application. you can also click on the ‘Preview’ button to preview your player.
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