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Upload Videos for Playback

StrandVision Digital Signage makes it easy to upload and add video to your digital sign. Just a few easy steps will get you there…

This document will walk you through the general steps to upload streaming video clips to your account. For more detailed instructions, follow this link (requires registration). When the process is complete, the clips will be converted and attached to your account. You can then add as many streaming video pages to your signage with your video clips available to be selected.

 

Creating The Video File

NoteNOTE: For the best success, keep your video clips between 5 and 30 seconds. This keeps the viewer entertained and keeps the advertising messages moving along. The diversity of different types of information keeps people's attention the best.

Using your video capture equipment and software, create a video file. We have had success with .AVI files with either a Microsoft or Quicktime DV compressor.  If you can create mpeg 2 or 3 files, that also converts well without having to worry about compressors.  Keep the resolution as high as you can (720 x 480 or 640 x 480 are common sizes).  We have the ability to import:

  • Quicktime (.MOV)
  • Video for Windows (.AVI)
  • MPEG (.mpg or .mpeg)
  • Digital Video (.dv or .dvi)
  • Windows Media (.asf or .wmv)
  • 3GPP/3GPP2 for mobile devices (.3gp, .3gpp, .3gp2, .3gpp2)
  • Macromedia Flash (.flv)


The biggest thing to keep in mind is that if you have a special compressor, we may not be able to work with it.  That usually happens when you have a special video camera or capture card.

 

Upload the Video File

Once you have the video file(s) created, you will upload them to the StrandVision Digital Signage server as described in the detailed document. We will convert the files within one full business day. When the converted files are available, you will receive an email with the files that are attached to your account.