1 – Upload your first video

Welcome, new Streamio user! Here is a guide to get started and uploading your first video!

Follow these easy steps to upload, manage and share your first video online!

Login to Streamio!

The easiest way is to open the Streamio site – www.streamio.com – and hit the “Sign in” button, far up on the right side. This will take you to the Streamio login page where you can enter your username and password. It is also possible to sign up for a test account here.

Tip! Get an extra test account to use for testing things out. It is free, and it feels safer to use an account you just can abandon if things get messy!

If you have forgotten your login credentials, or haven’t received instructions on confirming your account, you can request this to be sent again here!

The Dashboard

When you have logged in you will meed the dashboard. Here you’ll find links to the most common functions, information about your account and its’ usage for the current period as well as the contents of your account.

Upload a video

The fastest way of uploading a video is to click on the link “I want to upload a video!” in the dashboard. You could also click on “Library” and the button “+ Upload video” that is located high up on the right side of the page.
In both cases, the dialog for uploading new videos will show.

 

upload-videoThe easiest and fastest way to upload is to click the
“Choose file” under “File,” select your video and click “Upload video.”

The video will be uploaded, the format of the video will be checked and you will be presented with the video library where the video is encoded. You have uploaded your first video to Streamio!

When your video has been uploaded to our servers in the cloud it will be placed in an encoding queue, and the video will be encoded with our standard settings or the settings chosen by you in the account settings. When your video is encoded, it will be available in your video library. Depending on the size of the video (that presently cannot be larger than 3.5 GB) and length the time for encoding varies – from a few seconds to minutes or more for a long video. In the video library, you can see where in the process your video is!

Additional possiblities

When uploading a video, it is a good idea to name the video in the title box for easier identification in the video library. The name is also searchable. A description can be added which is convenient if you upload several versions of a movie or if you just need to enter more information that would be suitable in the title.

Tags are another way of adding information to a video. Tags can be used to filter videos in the library (use it to tag videos with usernames, departments or maybe information that is often used such as “shareholders meeting” or “instruction video”). It is also possible to create an “archive player” that automatically fetch videos that have a certain tag and updates automatically as new videos are added or removed.

Finally, Encoding preferences can be changed when uploading a video. The choices are “Automatic setting” which is Streamios standard setting, the most common choice. You can also create your own system’s settings for how the videos should be encoded and choose that manually with “Account encoding settings.” It is also possible to choose “Custom settings” and create an encoding profile for this particular video in this dialog. Finally, there is a “Do not encode” setting that uploads the video without making any encoded versions, which can be handy if you are uploading all your movies to the Streamio library, but don’t expect to publish it anywhere and want to save space. You can also make a nonencoded video playable by choosing “Use this file as a transcoding” – which makes it possible to publish it – perfect if you have the perfectly encoded video already and just want to publish that!