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 3.
  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.
      • 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 video providers, fill out 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 or share a video

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

To download and share a video:

  1. Search for and open the video in the content edit page.
  2. Click more_horiz, and from the menu, select Download Video.

Your browser downloads the video. You can send the video directly from your laptop or share the download link in your browser’s address bar.

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.