- FTP Client (e.g. FileZilla)
You can use an FTP to upload a video to your VideoManager Pro account. The FTP upload takes less time than a normal web upload, since the FTP protocol was designed to transfer large amounts of data and copes better with fluctuations.
FTP upload is particularly helpful for big files (1 GB or larger) and or if you are uploading a file and have limited bandwidth (in home office, this is usually the case). After 30 minutes, the web upload will be interrupted, so you normally cannot upload big files with just the web upload function.
Step 1 - Establish the connection to your FTP Client
Open your FTP Client. This article will use FileZilla as an example, but you can use a FTP client of your choosing.
Insert the following credentials:
- FTP Server Host: ftpingest.video-cdn.net
- Username : Use your movingimage username followed by a colon and the VideoManager Pro account ID you want to upload your video to (e.g. "email@example.com:558")
- Password : Use your movingimage password
If you do not know your account ID number, you can check your VMPro Administration Overview page under "Account details" or contact your account manager.
In the FTP client, a connection to the workspace at its roots folder is created. The root folder contains the following folders:
Step 2 - Prepare the XML file
In a code editor (e.g. Atom, Visual Studio Code, etc.), open a new file and paste in the following code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
In the file, replace the file name ("new_video.mp4" in the file template) with the file name of the desired replacement video. As well, replace the video ID with the video ID of the desired replacement video.
Save the file and give the video a new file name (without its extension) in the .xml format. For example, if the file name is new_video > new_video.xml).
Step 3 - Start the replacement
a. Upload the video file
Look for the video file you wish to upload. Drag and drop it into the "Workspace" folder.
(!Important) Wait till the upload is concluded before going to next step.
b. Upload the .xml file
Look for the desired xml file associated with this upload. Drag and drop it into the "Workspace" folder.