How do I upload a Flash file (FLV / SWF) to an MvixVue Campaign?
The MvixVue CMS is highly capable and allows you to play flash video, provided the file is embedded within an HTML document. This can be accomplished in a few easy steps, and the following knowledgebase article explains precisely what you need to do - from uploading your video to integrating it into a campaign.
What You'll Need
If you meet the requirements listed above, simply follow the steps below to upload your flash content and incorporate it into a campaign.
Embedding your flash file in an HTML document
- The first step in embedding your flash content is to create a blank HTML page. Visit the webpage here to obtain a template that you can copy and paste into a text editor.
- Once you've navigated to the site above, you'll want to scroll half way down to where it says: "HTML code". Using your mouse, highlight everything in side that box. Starting with the opening "html" tag to the closing "html" tag
- Next, open a basic text editor on your computer. If you're using a Windows-based PC, open the application Notepad. If you're using a Mac, choose TextEdit. Open a new document in your text-editor of choice, and paste the HTML code your just copied from the previous website.
- Within this text document, there are 4 lines you need to edit. The first two are the "value" and "src" lines. Roughly a third of the way down, look for a line that reads "value=example.swf". Change "example" to the name of your flash file. See the screenshot below for reference.
- Look 3 lines down from the "Value" line and you'll see another that starts with "embed src=example.swf". Once again, change "example" to the name of your flash file. See the screenshot below for reference.
- The last two lines control the width and height of the flash file you wish to display. On the forth line down from the top, you'll see a line that reads width="468" height="60". Highlight the numbers inside the quotations and change them whatever values you like. Roughly 5 lines further down, you'll see the same width="468" height="60" line. Change these numbers as well, and make sure the values match what you entered earlier.
- Once you've changed "example" to match your filename and adjusted the size of your video, you'll need to save the document as an HTML file. The next step will explain exactly how to do this.
- Inside your text editor, click "File - Save As" and a save window will pop up. First, click the drop down menu for "Save as type" and choose "All Files" from the list. Next, look for a second drop down menu next to "Encoding". Make sure to choose "UTF-8" from the list. Do NOT choose "ANSI". Lastly, for the "File Name" field, choose a name for your document, and then type .htmlat the end. This will ensure the file is in HTML format. The name of your file should look something like "filename.html". Once these settings have been made, click "Save".
Adding the flash file and HTML document to the MvixVue CMS
- After you've created the HTML page, you must now add both the HTML document as well as the flash file to the CMS. To do this, login to MvixVue, open a campaign, and click "Add Media Content". Scroll down and select "Web Page" and click "Next".
- You'll now be prompted to choose either "URL" or "Local web pages files". Choose the 2nd option, "Local web page files", and below, click "Add". Now, browse your computer for the HTML document you created earlier, and click "Open". Next, click "Add" once more, and this time navigate to the actual flash file itself, and click "Open". Once both your files are added, click "OK" to finalize your upload.
Assigning Content to a Channel
- Once your content has been uploaded, you must now assign it to a channel. Click the "Add to Channel" button on the upper left side of the CMS and select a zone/channel to which your flash video will be added.
Uploading Content to the Server
Problems, Questions, Corrections:
- After you're finished assigning your flash video to a channel, choose "Upload to Server" to ensure the page is uploaded successfully.
If you have any further questions, problems, or corrections you would like to see made, please open a support ticket at http://www.mvixusa.com/support/