VOD

Edit an AOD

This article details the editable settings once an AOD is created as well as instructions on how to edit these fields in the BlendVision AOD module.

 

Before we start

Before editing an AOD, please refer to the article below:

  • Add an AOD for information on settings and editable settings when adding a new AOD

 

Start editing an AOD

Once your file(s) are uploaded for encoding, you can confirm their status and details in the AOD list. 

To start editing, click on an AOD from the AOD list to access its settings page.

The following article sections will detail the editable fields for each setting group:

  • General
  • Security
  • Status
  • Subtitle
  • Image
  • Showroom
  • Player

 

General

In the General tab, you can confirm and edit information about the encoded AOD.

Note: ProfileSet will be uneditable once the AOD is created.

AOD Name

The filename is used by default. This field can be edited.

  • Max: 100 characters 

Preview

  • Preview AOD Player: preview the encoded content before publishing 
    • AOD ID: a unique content ID 

Add Subtitle

You may add or delete subtitles.

  • Click “Add Subtitle” button to upload a new subtitle(s)
    • supported formats: .srt, .vtt  

Metadata

  • Short description: a brief introduction of the content
    • Max: 100 characters
  • Long description: detailed introduction or highlights of the content.
    • Max: 2,000 characters
    • The long description will be provided in the information panel of the AOD player. 
  • Label: labels the content for management or filtering
    • Max: 20 labels per content 

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Schedule

The AOD content will be available for playback once encoding is completed. You can opt to set a specific period for playback availability. 

  • Always available: content will be ready to stream once encoded without time constraints. 
  • Schedule: content will be streamable during the scheduled start time and end time 
    • Before the scheduled start time: you can switch to Always available or change the scheduled time.
    • Before the scheduled end time: you can set a new end time.

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Security

Once an AOD is created, the DRM and Geo-region settings in the Security tab will be uneditable.

For the definition and limitations of each setting, please refer to Set up Security Features.

 

Status

Each AOD encoding process will go through several stages before finishing. You can track the progress from the Status tab.

To get a quick overview of the encoding status of your AODs, you can check the Status fields shown in the AOD List.

Encoding log

This section displays each status with completion timestamps

  • Ingesting: file is being transferred from user input to BlendVision’s upload storage.
  • Queueing: file is queuing for encoding resources.
  • Encoding: file is being encoded, transcoded, and packaged 
  • Deploying: file is being deployed to a CDN or to the assigned cloud storage 
  • Success: file has been successfully deployed and is ready to be streamed/previewed.
    • Note: some features are only available when the encoding status is “Success”. 

If the encoding job fails due to an error during encoding, you can check the error message for troubleshooting advice, or contact our support team.

Source file information

This section displays the inspection results of the uploaded file configuration. 




Image

In the Image tab, you can edit the cover image that is shown during the unpublished period for the AOD.

Click the preview thumbnail of Image column to show the pop-up menu for editing.

4. Select the type from below 2 options, then press “Save” button to start uploading:

  • AUTO: default option. will set the black background as cover image
  • Custom: Upload an image file from local as cover image
    • file format: png/jpg/jpeg
    • file size: < 5 MB
    • best ratio: 16:9

5. Once uploading is completed, you can confirm the preview thumbnail in Image tab.

Showroom

In the “Showroom” tab, you can edit the configurations to customize your showroom design.

  • Login Page: customize the login page for your audience before they access the main page
  • Main Page: customize the main page where your AOD will be displayed.

Login page

The login page is an entry page that prompts your audience to enter the nickname they want and input an access code if you have enabled the token mechanism. 

  • Logo: 
    • Supported formats: png/jpg/jpeg. 
    • File size: < 3MB. 
    • Best size: 216*64 px. (Height: ≤ 64 px.)
  • Slogan Text: max 40 characters 
  • Slogan Text Color: use the built-in color picker or input the RGB code 
  • Enabled Button Color: use the built-in color picker or input the RGB code
  • Background Color: use the built-in color picker or input the RGB code 
  • Preview: preview your design or make adjustments before pressing the “Save” button to save your configurations.

Main page

The main Page is the page that displays the player as well as the main title, slogan, and description.

  • Logo: 
    • Supported formats: png/jpg/jpeg. 
    • File size: < 3MB. 
    • Best size: 150*88 px. (Height: ≤ 88 px.)
  • Title: max 60 characters 
  • Description: max 600 characters 
  • Title Font Color: use the built-in color picker or input the RGB code 
  • Description Font Color: use the built-in color picker or input the RGB code 
  • Background Color: use the built-in color picker or input the RGB code 
  • Preview: preview your design or make adjustments before pressing the “Save” button to save your configurations.

Note: BlendVision also allows you to publish your content through our iframe Player and Player SDK (on Android / iOS / Web) where you can find the publishing tool icon on the right side of your AOD content in the AOD List.

 

Save and submit the edited results

After editing the fields above, click the “Save” button on the upper-right side of the settings page to save and submit your edits.

 

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