Videos are a great way to engage your audience in your event app.
Now, before you get out your camera to start filming, or even start thinking about the content of the video you want to share, you need to be aware of how you can actually share videos in your event.
This includes how you can share your videos with your audience, as well as what the requirements of those videos are for them to play properly in the app or web app.
Why not create a content hub to make all your event videos accessible on demand to your audience?
How to share videos with your audience?
There are two main options for your sharing videos during your event:
Uploading video to the Video library
This is the recommended way to manage videos in your workspace, and share them.
Videos uploaded to the Video library can easily be added to feed posts and pages.
Sharing videos that are online (embed videos)
To share online videos in your workspace, such as videos hosted on Vimeo or Youtube, you will need to create a document in the workspace, using document type: webcast, that will point to the video embed URL.
Note: To find the video embed URL, click on the Share button for your online video, and copy the embed URL from there, for example "https://www.youtube.com/embed/xxxx".
You can also add "?autoplay=1" to the end of the URL for it to play automatically.
Important: Videos with embedded URLs such as youtube.com/emboded/xxxx will always play directly in the web app, however when played in the mobile app the video they may not play directly (and instead will play in the mobile device's browser). If the embed URL ends in .mp4 or .m3u8, then the video will play directly in the mobile app player and in the web app.
Tip: Keep in mind that you can also use notifications to point your audience towards the newly posted videos.
Now that you know what options you have for your videos, read on to learn more about how you can share videos via posts, the video format requirements, and some compression instructions for large videos.