Chapter 6. Add media to the Media Library

Click on a section title to jump down the web-page:

A.         Introduction

B.         Add an audio item

C.         Add a video item

D.         Add a playlist

E.          Edit a playlist


A. Introduction

This is a detailed chapter about adding media items to the Media Library, making them available to be published on your website.

The instructions in this chapter are for use with relatively small audio and video files (under 5MB). If you have media files with larger file sizes, upload them first to the File Directory, using the method in Unit 03, Chapter 5, Section E, Step 3.

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B. Add an audio item

1. IMPORTANT: To successfully add a media item, you must complete all steps in this section before navigating to another part of the Wildfire system.

2. On the Wildfire menu, click on Work with Media, then click on Add media item.

63. Wildfire Menu – Work with media – Add media item

3. Click on the link Audio.

64. Media item types

4. At the next screen, a drop-down menu asks for the source of the audio file(s) you want to import.

65. Select source of audio files to import

a) Leave the pre-selected option of Audio upload for files on your own computer.

b) Importing audio from Faith Comes By Hearing is done by your Implementation Manager. Ask for his help if you want this done.

c) Click on the button Continue.

5. At the next screen, use the "Upload" box to search for and select files from your computer.

66. Upload box for audio files on your computer

a) Click on the link +Add files at the bottom left of the gray frame.

b) A file browser window opens showing your computer’s file system.

(Depending on your computer settings, you may see your files in either list mode or icon mode, as shown in the following images.)

67. Computer file directory – list mode

 

68. Computer file directory – icon mode

c) Select one or more files (allowed file types are "mp3"and "wav").

d) Click on the button Open.

e) Your files are now listed inside the gray frame.

69. Audio files ready to upload

f) Click on the link Start upload.

g) Files will have a green dot with a checkmark once they are uploaded successfully.

h) Click on the button Continue.

6. At the next screen, prepare each media item for display on website pages.

70. Write titles for audio files in each Navigation Language

a) Write a short and clear title for each item in each Navigation Language.

b) Uncheck the box if you do NOT want to display download links beneath the media player.

c) Scripture references and Poster images are covered in Unit 03, Chapter 5.

d) If you uploaded several files, scroll down the screen to find and process all uploaded audio items.

71. Scroll down to process all audio items

e) Click on the button Save.

7. Your audio items are now listed in the Media Library.

a) Audio items are clearly marked by type at the left and identified with a volume icon.

72. Audio files in Media Library

8. Your audio items can now be grouped in a playlist (see section D of this chapter) or inserted on a page (see Chapter 7).

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C. Add a video item

1. IMPORTANT: To successfully add a media item, you must complete all steps in this section before navigating to another part of the Wildfire system.

2. On the Wildfire menu, click on Work with Media, then click on Add media item.

73. Wildfire Menu - Work with media - Add media item

3. Click on the link Video.

74. Media item types

4. At the next screen, a drop-down menu asks for the source of the file(s) you want to add.

75. Select location of video files to add

a) Leave the pre-selected option of Video upload for files on your own computer.

(1) Click on the button Continue and move on to step 5 below.

b) Click on the drop-down menu to select Video hosted on YouTube.

(1) Click on the button Continue and skip to step 7.

5. At the next screen, use the "Upload" box to search for and select files from your computer.

76. Upload screen for video files on your computer

a) Click on the link +Add files at the bottom left of the gray frame.

b) A file browser window opens showing your computer’s file system.

(Depending on your computer settings, you may see your files in either list mode or icon mode, as shown in the following images.)

77. Computer file directory – list mode

 

78. Computer file directory – icon mode

c) Select one or more files (allowed file types are "mp4", "avi", "3gg", "mpeg", "mpg", "m4v", "wmv", "mov", "3gp", "flv", "rm", "ram", "swf", "dat").

d) Click on the button Open.

e) Your files are now listed inside the gray frame.

79. Video files ready to upload

f) Click on the link Start upload.

g) Files will have a green dot with a checkmark once they are uploaded successfully.

h) Click on the button Continue.

6. At the next screen, prepare each media item for display on website pages.

80. Write titles for video files in each Navigation Language

a) Write a short and clear title for each item in each Navigation Language.

b) Uncheck the box if you do NOT want to display download links beneath the media player.

c) Scripture references and Poster images are covered in Unit 03, Chapter 5.

d) If you uploaded several files, scroll down the screen to find and process all uploaded video items.

81. Scroll down to process all uploaded items

e) Click on the button Save.

f) Skip to Step 9.

7. If you selected "Video hosted on YouTube" in Step 3.b. above, you will see the following screen:

82. Source is YouTube screen

a) Open a new tab or window in your Internet browser.

b) Navigate to the "YouTube" website and select the video you wish to use.

83. Copy URL from YouTube website with desired video

c) Copy the URL from the address bar at the "YouTube" website.

d) Return to the "Source" screen on the previous browser tab.

e) Paste the URL into the field.

84. Paste YouTube URL into Source field

f) Click on the button Continue.

8. At the next screen, prepare the media item for display on website pages.

85. Write titles in each Navigation Language

a) Write a short and clear title for the YouTube video in each Navigation Language.

b) Scripture references are covered in Unit 03, Chapter 5.

c) IMPORTANT: Make sure that the checkbox next to "Show related videos" (red arrow above) is unchecked.

d) If desired, check the box next to "Autoplay the video".

e) Click on the button Save.

f) Move on to Step 9 below.

9. Your video items are now listed in the Media Library.

86. Video files listed in Media Library

a) Video items are clearly marked by type at the left and are identified with a clap-board icon.

10. Your video items can now be grouped in a playlist (see the next section of this chapter) or inserted on a page (see Chapter 7).

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D. Add a playlist

1. Explanatory comments:

a) The use of a playlist on a website page is optional, but it is a useful way to display multiple media items on a single page in a neat and orderly manner.

b) To create a playlist, you must have already uploaded multiple media items to your Media Library.

c) Playlists may be created according to media type (audio and video) and/or subject.

2. On the Wildfire menu, click on Work with Media, then click on Add media item.

87. Wildfire Menu – Work with media – Add media item

3. Click on the link Playlist.

88. Media item types

4. At the next screen, a drop-down menu lists choices for how to create the playlist.

89. Select how you will create a playlist

a) Create a playlist using drag and drop. Select from media items you have already uploaded (option most commonly used).

b) Create a playlist based on Scripture references. Ask your Implementation Manager for help.

c) Import a complete book of audio from Faith Comes By Hearing. Ask your Implementation Manager for help.

d) Click on the button Continue.

5. At the next screen, give the playlist a title in each Navigation Language.

90. Write a playlist title in each Navigation Language

a) Click on the button Continue.

6. At the next screen, you will build the playlist from items in your Media Library.

a) At the far right of the screen, click on the Media List icon in the "Media Bar" to open the Media List.

91. Click on icon to open Media List

(1) The Media List shows you all items currently in your Media Library.

b) Use the “drag and drop” method to move items from the Media List to your playlist.

92. Drag and drop media items to create playlist

(1) Click on the icon next to a media item and hold the click.

(2) Move (“drag”) the icon over to the box with the dashed gray outline which says "Drop a resource from Scald media library here".

(3) Release the click to drop the media item in the play list.

c) Click on the button Add another item and continue to build your playlist.

93. Add media items to create playlist

d) When the playlist is complete, click on the button Save at bottom left.

7. Your playlist is now listed in the Media Library.

94. Playlist in Media Library

a) Playlists are clearly marked by type at the left and by the multimedia icon at right.

8. Your playlist can now be inserted on a page (see Chapter 7).

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E. Edit a playlist

Once you have created a playlist, you can edit any of its features.

95. Playlist item in Media Library

1. In the Media Library chart, click on the small link Edit on the row for the playlist you wish to edit.

2. A new screen opens showing all the details of the playlist.

96. Playlist details - top section

a) The Title area at the top allows you to edit the title of the playlist in all Navigation Languages.

b) The Playlist items are listed in the order they will be displayed on a website page.

(1) Change the order of the items by using the four-pointed arrow to move an item up or down the list.

c) Take an item off the playlist by clicking the button Remove.

(1) There is no confirmation check; once the button Remove is clicked, the item is gone from the playlist (but you can always add it back).

(2) Removing a media item from a playlist does not remove the media item from the Media Library.

d) Add items to the playlist following the same process that you used to create the original playlist (review Section D, step 5.b. of this chapter).

e) Poster images are covered in Unit 03, Chapter 5.

3. Click on the button Save at the bottom left to save all changes.

 

 


This video for the module above is taken from the Wildfire Tutorial Video series.

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