In This Guide

Videos can deliver messages that mere words or images cannot.

Adding a video to Brightspot

To add a video:

  1. If necessary, upload the video to your CDN provider, and select that provider in step 4.
  2. In the header, click add.
  3. From the Create list, select Video. A content edit page appears.
  4. From the Provider list, select one of the available sources for a video.
    • For HTML5, click add_circle_outline. A Video File form appears. Select one of the following:
      • New Upload—Click Choose, and then browse to the file that you want to upload.
      • New URL—Enter the URL.
    • For the other video providers, complete the form as required.
  5. Under Headline, enter a headline. Some video selections automatically populate the Headline field. You can override the headline if you want.
  6. (Optional) Under Sub Headline, enter a subheadline.
  7. (Optional) Under Body, enter a description.
  8. Under Section, select a section.
  9. Under Package, select a package.
  10. Under Tags, click add_circle_outline, and then select tags.
  11. Complete your site’s workflow and publish the video.

Downloading and sharing a video

You can download videos from Brightspot and then share them with anyone—even with people who do not have a Brightspot account.

This feature applies to videos stored on your Brightspot server (selecting HTML5 as the provider when adding the video as described in Adding a video to Brightspot).

To download and share a video:

  1. Search for and open the video in the content edit page. Use the Provider filter to ensure you find videos stored on your Brightspot server.
    Filter for videos on Brightspot server
  2. Open the Video File widget, and click View Original.
    View original HTML5 video

Your browser displays the video in a new tab. You can download the video from that tab, and you can share the video's link in the address bar.

Creating companion content for audio or video

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

Companion Content Explanation.png

Cues for companion content appear differently depending on your version of Brightspot. For example, they can appear in a right or left rail, “fly in” during the media’s playback, or as markers in the progress bar.

To create companion content:

  1. In the content edit form of an audio or video, click more_horiz > Companion Content.
  2. Click add_circle_outline. A Timed Companion form appears.

    Companion Content configuration.png

  3. In the Companion field, click search. A content picker appears.
  4. Search for and select the companion content.
  5. Close the content picker. You return to the form with an entry for each of your selections.
  6. In the Timestamp field for each entry, enter the time stamp in hh:mm:ss format at which the cue appears.
  7. Complete your site's workflow and publish the media.