There are two ways to share videos inside your app using our standard or custom setup (version 23.0.0+). The standard video feature pulls content from YouTube or Vimeo based on the channels, albums, and playlists that you have created via those services. The custom video feature allows you to link each YouTube or Vimeo video inside the aware3 portal to customize the order. This article will help you with custom video setup.
From the App tab, hover over your Custom Watch feature and click the magnifying glass icon to start creating custom series! The first window allows you to organize and customize how series display in-app.
When creating a new series, enter a title for your series that will be displayed on the listing and series details page. Next upload a series thumbnail that will display for the specific series you are creating. Note: Thumbnails are required when creating a new series. You can also upload a series header image that can display in portrait or landscape view. This header image will be visible when individuals click inside the series you have created and displayed at the top of your screen in-app.
To create a new series, click “Add Series” to begin creating categories. Once you have clicked "Add Series," you can then start adding videos to your newly created series by clicking on the words "Add one."
From there, you can create a title for your video, select the video provider and add the video ID of the video you are adding to your series. For example, if you are adding a video from Vimeo and the video URL is https://vimeo.com/141809866, the video ID is 141809866. An example of your video ID for video content on YouTube is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OX2sXU5N254 the video ID is OX2sXU5N254. You also have to option to add subtitles, which provide more details around the video (such as the speaker name and date). Adding a description provides more context about your video. The last step when adding a video to your video series is to upload a video thumbnail. The thumbnail image size is 600x600 (PNG or JPEG).
Note: Thumbnails are required, even if you decide to use the same graphic each time. The system will request images be uploaded prior to saving changes.
To add additional videos to your series, simply hover over the blank space to the right of the last video you added, and click on the grey plus button that appears.
Congratulations! You have created a custom video series! When individuals select your custom video feature in app, they will be able to view all of the series you have created and choose a specific video within one of your series to watch.
When individuals select your custom video feature in-app, they will be able to view all of the series you have created and choose a specific video within one of your series to watch. Below are a few in-app screenshots of how your videos will be displayed!