In This Guide

When text, images, or videos cannot adequately deliver your message, audios can be an effective medium. Audios are particularly important when building a podcast.

Creating an audio

To add an audio:

  1. In the header, click add.
  2. From the Create list, select Audio. A content edit page appears.
  3. From the Provider list, do one of the following:
    • Select HTML5, and click add_circle_outline. A form appears.
      • Under File, select New Upload or New URL.
      • For New Upload, click Choose, and then browse to the file that you want to upload.
      • For New URL, enter the URL.
    • For the other audio providers, fill out the form as required.
  4. In the Title field, enter the audio’s title.
  5. From Thumbnail, select an image representing the audio.
  6. Complete your site’s workflow and publish the audio.

Creating companion content for audio or video

Companion content is an asset associated with a video or audio playlist. Brightspot cues the visitor to view the companion content at a specific time during the playlist’s playback.

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Depending on your version of Brightspot, cues for companion content appear in a right or left rail or “fly in” during the media’s playback.

To create companion content:

  1. In the content edit form of an audio or video, under Companion Content, click add_circle_outline. A form appears.

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  2. Click the selection field; a content picker appears.
  3. Select the companion content.
  4. Close the content picker. You return to the form with an entry for each of your selections.
  5. In the Timestamp field for each entry, enter the time stamp in hh:mm:ss format at which the cue appears.
  6. Click Publish.
  7. Repeat steps 1–7 to create additional videos as necessary for inclusion in the playlist.