How to add Video Content to an Existing Channel
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Content refers to the container for each Video you want to appear within a channel.
To add content to a channel, select the "+" in the upper right corner.
If your channel does not have existing videos, new videos can be added to a channel by clicking on the PLUS icon.
Adding Content Details and Scheduling
First, choose your content type. Live, Simulated Live, or On Demand.
Live content refers to any content that you will be streaming directly through the Brushfire platform. You can do this by using the embed code from Vimeo Live, YouTube Live, or you can bring your own! All we need is your embed code. See tips here on how to run a live video in YouTube or Vimeo.
Simulated Live refers to content that is prerecorded and uploaded to either Vimeo, YouTube, or Facebook. Once you have uploaded your video to one of those video providers simply add the video url into Brushfire Online. With simulated live you will set a date and time for the video to play. This will also allow features such as chat and interactions.
On-Demand content is exactly how it sounds! Using a Vimeo, YouTube, Facebook link, or a Resi event ID, you can make content available to your attendees at any time! They will be able to simply click on the content and click play whenever they would like.
On Demand Videos are displayed in order of recency as determined by the Original Air Date and Time for the content. The most recent content will be displayed first. If you have multiple pieces of content with the same Original Air Date and Time, the content is ordered alphabetically.
Pro Tip: To change the order in which your On-Demand content is displayed, please feel free to adjust the time in the original air date you provide.
You can use an embed code (for Live broadcasts) or a Video URL from your chosen streaming provider to schedule Pre-Recorded or On-Demand content.
Once you have decide on the type of content you want to make available, fill in your main details and choose the Channels you would like the Video Content connected to.
*Please note. Setting your content as private should be used for internal use only. Nobody will have access to the content unless they use a direct link if this is checked.
The content availability has the same features as the channel availability above, you can select the date/times you want the content to be available as well as set it to be private. However, you are also able to restrict user access by attendee types or attendee fields from the event the channel is connected to. When you connect a channel to the event, you can choose the attendee fields that will have access to the channel, under content you can select different attendee types.
For instance, if you want all of your attendee types to have access to the channel but you have a video stream you only want one of those ticket types to be able to see, you can set that under the content availability. You can also go one step further and only allow access to attendees who answered a specific question on their registration form (great for breakout session selection, for example).
Add your Video Details
*This page will change depending on if you have chosen Simulated Live, On Demand or Live.
Add in your video URL or embed code.
Choose the start time & date. This is what will show on your thumbnail and the video as the start time.
Add any Video Pre-Play time.
* Video Pre-Play is if you would like the video and chat to open before the start time. You may use this is a pre-roll time, advertising time, etc.
Add the Video Duration.
* Video Duration is the total length of the video (Including Video Pre-Play). It is important to have this at the correct length as when it hits the number of minutes the video will disappear. A tip for a live video is to always set it longer than you think it may last. You can always adjust this number at any time.
Select any engagement options you would like to use.
Add any Links. You can read more about adding Links here.
Add any interactions. You can read more about adding interactions here.
Existing content can be edited, and copied via the menu that can be accessed by clicking on the ellipsis (three dots) that appears on each content thumbnail in your Content Dashboard.
Testing Upcoming Content
Testing can be done by duplicating any existing channel and setting it to private on the channel access edit tab.
To do an early test of your scheduled content, you can simply duplicate any upcoming content you've created, assign it to the test channel and update the date and time you want it to go live. Then you will see everything exactly as attendees will when the actual content is set to go live.
Then go directly to the preview link for your private test channel to review the test content you scheduled.