Uploading videos to VIXY

Uploading a video to VIXY is easy. In this article we show you how. We also give some recommendations for creating source files that offer the optimal video and audio quality for your end-users.

1. Uploading and embedding your video

When you are logged in to the VIXY video platform press 'create'. Once you have pressed the 'create' button a pop-up appears. Choose 'Upload from desktop' and choose the video that's on your computer that you want to upload. You can also select multiple video at once.

Change the title of the video by pressing edit next to the current name of the video file. Once you are done, press upload the video will be transferred to our platform.

Your video will now appear in the content > entries tab. When the video is not visible or if the status of a video doesn't change, you can try to press refresh on the top right. This will update the status.

Check the status to know when the uploading and converting of the video is ready. When you upload a large video file the uploading and transcoding process may take some time. Please don't close your browser while the video is still uploading.

When the file is ready for playout the status "ready" will be visible.  

Press "share & embed" to display the embed options.  A new window will appear where you can choose the desired video player and copy the embed code. Now all you have to is embed the video with video player onto your website.


2. Uploading the ideal sourcefiles

The VIXY video platform supports almost any video format. But for the very best play-out result, some extra tips for the more advanced user:

To ensure that your source file is quickly transcoded to multiple encoding formats (video renditions), while offering the optimal video and audio quality for your end users we have some recommendations.

The lists and tables below show you the recommended settings you should use when compressing a video project in software as Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Adobe Premiere, Avid, Compressor and others.

The following video formats and codecs are accepted by VIXY:

Media File Formats: Mpeg-4 and QuickTime Formats (MP4, MOV, QT, and M4V), Flash Video (FLV and F4V), Microsoft Windows Formats (AVI, ASF, WMV and WMA), MPEG-1/2 (MPG, M1V, M2V, MP3), WAV, Matroska (MKV), OGG OGM & OGV, WEBM, 3GP, RM, Webex (ARF), MXFVideo Codecs: DivX (Div3/4/5, DX50), DV, H.263, H.264 and AVC, MPEG-4 Visual, MPEG-1/2, MJPG, MP42/3, IV40/50 (Indeo codecs), RV30/40, RMVB, FLV1/4, VP3/5/6/7/8/9, Sorenson (SVQ1/3), Xvid, Theora, WMV1/2/3, VC1, ProRes 422, ICOD, DVCPRO, PXLT, TCSS/TCS2, GoToMeeting Codec (G2M3/4)

Audio Codecs: MP3, MP1/2, AC3, AAC, Vorbis, AMR, PCM, WMA7/8/9, WMSpeech, FLAC, QDM2, RA, Nellymoser, Cook, GSM, SPEEX 

Exporting video files in your favorite video editing software - recommended settings

Some editing and transcoding software have various export profiles. We recommended exporting using the QuickTime MPEG-4 profile. In the export options choose the following:

MP4/MOV Streaming - choose ‘Fast-Start’. 

  • MP4 Video Compression - choose ‘H.264 High profile’.
  • Bitrate – based on video dimensions. See table below.
  • Progressive scan mode – avoid interlaced (VIXY can handle interlaced as well, but it’s not recommended).
  • Multi pass –multi-pass will provide better quality (although VIXY can convert single-pass file as well). 
  • VBR vs. CBR - VBR (variable bitrate) usually provides better quality than CBR (constant bitrate).
  • Frame Rate – choose ‘Current’.

Recommended bitrate settings

An ideal source bitrate is 8,000-12,000 Kbps. For smaller dimensions you may use lower bitrates as shown in the table below (default VIXY formats dimensions are shown in bold). Please keep in mind that for an optimal encoding result, you should upload files to VIXY with a minimum of x1.5 to x2.0 times the size of the largest desired output flavor. 

Please keep in mind that for an optimal encoding result, you should upload files to VIXY with a minimum of x1.5 to x2.0 times the size of the largest desired output flavor.

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