Videos

This feature is specific to Clearvale Enterprise.

The Videos widget lets you share videos with network members. You can choose to:

  • Upload a video directly to Clearvale.
  • Embed a video, which means that the video is not stored in the network. Instead, you provide a link to a video that is stored on a site such as YouTube.com. In this case, you need to specify the embed code for the video.

Notes about this widget:

  • This widget can appear on any page in your network.
  • To change the way content is displayed in this widget, click Edit and change the settings:
    • You can change the title “Videos.” For example, you might change it to “User Conference Presentations.”
    • You can control who can see this widget.
    • If you are placing this widget on the Network page, select the content space where you want the videos to come from: network, community, or member profile. When you select community, you are prompted for the community name to use. When you select member profile, you are prompted for the member profile to use.
    • Decide which videos to display in the widget. Select All to show all videos from the content space specified. Or, select a particular video folder to limit the widget to displaying just videos in the folder specified.
    • By default, a single video is displayed. You can change it to show more videos.
    • Decide how to sort the videos. Choose Updated to display the most recently updated videos first, Views to show the most frequently viewed videos first, or Ratings to show the highest rated (most thumbs up) videos first.
    • If you are using Internet Explorer 6.0, specify the height to use for the video. The default value is 0 (zero), which indicates to use autoscaling. Autoscaling works for all browsers except Internet Explorer 6.0. In this case, you need to hard code a height for the video.
  • To add videos to the Network page of your network, if necessary, add the Videos widget to the page. Then click Add Video in the Videos widget. Then do one of the following:
    • Click Upload to upload your video directly to Clearvale. Then click Select Files to navigate to the video to use.
    • Click Embed to point to a video on a site like YouTube. Specify the video’s embed code in the Embed Code text box. The embed code is generated when you upload a video to YouTube. Do not specify the video’s URL. Specify a title for the video.
    • If your network is configured to let file owners control whether video and audio files are downloadable, you will see a check box labeled View Only (applicable to audio/video files). Check this box to prevent network participants from downloading your file. They can still view or listen to the file. They just cannot download the file to use someplace else. (Of course anyone who has Edit permission on the video can still download it.)
    • Set the sharing settings as desired for the video. If you have a public network that allows non-logged-in users to see content, check the General public checkbox to let them see the video.
  • To add videos specific to a community, navigate to the community. If necessary, add the Videos widget to the community page. Then click Add Video in the Videos widget. Then do one of the following:
    • Click Upload to upload your video directly to Clearvale. Then click Select Files to navigate to the video to use.
    • Click Embed to point to a video on a site like YouTube. Specify the video’s embed code in the Embed Code text box. The embed code is generated when you upload a video to YouTube. Do not specify the video’s URL. Specify a title for the video.
    • By default, the video will be shared with the current community. You can choose whether to share the video with additional communities or the network as well.
  • When displaying a video in a widget, the video format may be scaled down to fit in the display area.
  • If you have a lot of videos, you might want to create folders in which to sort your videos. By setting up folders, you can limit the videos that appear in a Videos widget to a particular folder. You can create folders in the network space, community space, or your personal space. To create a folder in the network space, click the More link in the Videos widget on the Network page. Click Edit next to Network Folders. Click Add Folder. Enter a folder name and then click Save. Any folders you created in the network space appear in the folder structure. To store the video in a particular folder, highlight the name of the folder or folders in which you want the video to appear and click Save.
  • When uploading a video as a network administrator, you have the option of flagging your file to appear on the Network page of the network. The default value of this field depends on the Show on Network Page setting for your network. Non-admins do not have the ability to set the Show on Network Page value for files that they add to the network. The network administrator can toggle the Show on Network Page setting for any file that should appear on the Network page to Yes.
  • Members who view the video can rate it by indicating if it was helpful or not.
  • For information on the video formats supported in Clearvale, see Supported Video Formats.
  • For information on adding videos and setting a video thumbnail image,  see Adding Files.