Media Library

The School of Medicine's Media Library tool is a streaming media service that allows users to upload virtually any type of audio or video into the tool, and then embed the file on websites in the school's web content management system to play in browser-appropriate formats, such as flash or HTML5.

Audio Files

Uploading Audio Files

Prior to adding an audio file to a page, you must first make it available on the web using the Media Library.

YSM Media Library

  1. Visit the Media Library.
  2. Click Upload Media.
  3. Add a Titlefor the file, then click Update.
  4. Click the Add files button and select an audio file from your computer or drive to upload.
  5. Click Start Upload.
    1. Audio files generally only take a few minutes to upload and process, but if the server is busy it can take up to an hour.  You'll have to refresh the page to see if the upload is complete, once the Status reads "postprocessed" the upload is complete.
  6. Copy the Media Embed filename from the Media Library once the file has completed post-processing.
  7. Log into Tridion and navigate to Your Publication -> Building Blocks -> Content -> Audio folder
  8. Create a new standard component (not a new multimedia component).
  9. Choose the schema Media Library
  10. Paste the Media Embed filenameyou copied from the Media Library.
  11. Add a Title, Short description, and duration (length of audio) to the component.
    1. By default the thumbnail from the media library will automatically be added to the video, but you can add a different thumbnail if you like using an image component.
  12. Make sure to specify the file as audiounder Media type? at the bottom of the component. 
  13. ClickSave and Close.
  14. Navigate to the page within the Root folder you want to insert the video on.
  15. Insert the Media Library component in the page's component presentations tab. The component templates available are Audio Player (full width video) or Audio Player Right Column (smaller and in right column).
  16. Save and close.
  17. Publish.

After Creating the Audio Component

Proceed to the Component/Template section to see how you can publish audio components to your page.

Videos

Prior to adding a video to a page, the video must first be made available on the web.  This can be done by uploading the video to the YSM Media Library, YouTube, or Vimeo.

YSM Media Library

  1. Visit the Media Library.
  2. Click Upload Media.
  3. Add a Title for the video, then click Update.
  4. Then, click the Add files button and select a video from your computer or drive to upload.
  5. Click Start Upload.
    1. Videos generally only take a few minutes to upload and process, but if the server is busy it can take up to an hour.  You'll have to refresh the page to see if the upload is complete, once the Status reads "postprocessed" the upload is complete.
  6. Copy the Media Embed filename from the Media Library once the video has completed post-processing.
  7. Log into Tridion and navigate to Your Publication -> Building Blocks -> Content -> Video folder
  8. Create a new standard component (not a new multimedia component).
  9. Choose the schema Media Library
  10. Paste the Media Embed filename you copied from the Media Library.
  11. Select video under "Media type?"
  12. Add a Title, Description, and duration (length of video) to the component.
    1. By default the thumbnail from the media library will automatically be added to the video, but you can add a different thumbnail if you like using an image component.
  13. Click Save and Close.
  14. Navigate to the page within the Root folder you want to insert the video on.
  15. Insert the Media Library component in the page's component presentations tab. The component templates available are Video Player (medium)or Video Player for Right Column (smaller and in right column).
  16. Save and close.
  17. Publish.

After Creating the Video Component

In addition to displaying in a standalone video player, videos can appear as part of gallery with other videos. Click here to learn more about the options for adding videos to your site.