Similarly to the standard video feature, the custom video feature allows you to pull in videos from either YouTube or Vimeo. The main difference is that the standard video feature pulls content based on the channels, albums, and playlists you have created via those services. The custom video feature lets you link each YouTube or Vimeo video inside the aware3 portal to customize the order.
Setup a Custom Video Feature
Go to the App > Features + Content page in your portal. Add the Watch, Custom Series feature, then go to that tile and click Edit Content. For more on how to add a feature, read this article.
In the custom watch feature, click the + Add Series button to create custom series! Once you've added multiple series, use this first window to organize and customize how the series display in-app. To change the position of a series, drag and drop it to the desired location.
When you create a new series, or click on the Edit Series Details button of a previously created series, the series details window appears. Here you can enter a title, thumbnail, and header. All of which will be displayed in your app. The thumbnail and title will display on the series feature's initial screen, while the header image will be visible when individuals click inside the series you have created and be displayed at the top of your screen in-app.
*Note: Thumbnails are required when creating a new series.
Once you create a series, click on the words Add one to add videos.
To add more videos, after your first one, click the large plus icon.
Within the Video Details page, you can create a title for your video, select the video provider and add the video ID. For example, if you add a video from Vimeo and the video URL is https://vimeo.com/141809866, the video ID is 141809866. If you add a video from YouTube and the video URL is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OX2sXU5N254 the video ID is OX2sXU5N254.
You also have the option to add subtitles (which provide more details about the video, such as the speaker's name and date) and a description.
The last step 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.
Click the Save button, and you have created a custom video series!
When individuals select your custom video feature in-app, they can 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!
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