MediaCP Manual
    1. Getting Started
    2. Sales Questions
    3. Frequently Asked Questions
    4. Transcoder System Benchmarks
    5. Start your own streaming platform
    1. Change account currency
    2. Product Licensing
    1. Introduction
    2. Installation & Upgrade
      1. System Requirements
      2. Versions & Releases
      3. Installation
      4. Upgrading
      5. SSL Certificates
      6. Streaming Servers
        1. Nginx-Rtmp Video Server
        2. Wowza Streaming Engine
        3. Flussonic Media Server
        4. Video Feature Comparison
        5. Icecast 2 / Icecast KH
    3. Billing Integration
      1. Blesta Integration Guide
      2. WHMCS Integration Guide
      3. Clientexec Integration Guide
    4. Migrate from other software
      1. Migrate From Centovacast
      2. Migrate From AzuraCast
    5. Backup & Restoration
      1. Restore MediaCP
      2. Backup MediaCP
      3. Transfer to another server
    6. Administration
      1. Port 80 / 443 Proxy
      2. MediaCP System Commands
      3. Change MediaCP domain name
      4. Move media to another hard disk
      5. Secure your server
      6. Troubleshooting Login Errors
      7. Custom Facebook App
      8. Custom Web Service Configurations
      9. Reset Admin Password
      10. Admin Tools
    7. Scaling
      1. Scale with Wowza and CloudFront CDN
      2. Nginx-Rtmp with CloudFront CDN
    8. Troubleshooting
      1. FTP Troubleshooting
      2. MySQL Database Troubleshooting
      3. Reporting Troubleshooting
      4. Troubleshooting Liquidsoap AutoDJ
      5. Video Relay Troubleshooting
      6. Grant access to support team
      7. Troubleshooting Wowza Streaming Engine
    1. Introduction
    2. Administrators Dashboard
    3. System Configuration
      1. General
      2. Services
      3. Video Players
      4. Albums
      5. Email
      6. Plugins
      7. Statistics
      8. Backups
      9. Custom HTML
      10. Misc
    4. Customer Accounts
      1. Managing existing Customers
      2. Create a new Customer
      3. Deleting a Customer
      4. Send email to Customer
      5. Login as another Customer
      6. Reset Customer Password
    5. Reseller Accounts
      1. Reseller Plans
      2. Create a Reseller Account
    6. Media Services
      1. Creating a Media Service
      2. Deleting a Media Service
    7. Announcements
      1. Managing Announcements
      2. Creating Announcement
      3. Deleting Announcement
    8. Statistics
    9. Software Health
    10. Software Updates
    11. Email Templates
    12. API
    1. Introduction
    2. Video Operation Manual
      1. Basics 101
      2. Service Overview
      3. File Manager
      4. Scheduling
      5. Streaming to Your Service
      6. Stream Targets
      7. GeoIP Country Locking
      8. Widgets & Links
      9. Reporting
    3. Audio Operation Manual
      1. Basics 101
      2. Station Overview
      3. Media Library
      4. Playlists
        1. General Rotation
        2. Jingles & Advertising
        3. Scheduling
        4. Repeat Protection
      5. Live DJ Connections
      6. Live Stream Recording
      7. DJ Manager
      8. Country Blocking
      9. Stream Proxy
      10. Stream Authentication
      11. Widgets & Links
      12. Reporting
    4. Reseller Operations Manual
      1. Reseller Dashboard
      2. Customers
      3. Media Services
    1. Shoutcast 2 Admin Guide
    2. Wowza and Flussonic on same system
    3. Submit a feature request
    4. Wowza Custom Properties
    5. API Documentation
    6. Custom Domain Names
    1. HTML5 Audio Player
    2. Broadcasting with AutoDJ
    3. Shoutcast 2 Premium
    4. Mount Points
    5. Managing Media Using FTP
    6. Shoutcast 2 Live Broadcasting
    7. DJ Priorities
    1. Getting started with video streaming
    2. Live Streaming Overview
    3. TV Station Overview
    4. Ondemand Video Streaming
    5. GeoIP Country Locking
    6. VAST Advertising
    7. Relay & IP Camera
    8. Stream Recording
    9. Connecting your encoder
    10. Managing Media Using FTP
    11. Preparing Your Media Files
    12. Understanding Video Playlists
    13. Embedding player on your website
    14. Smooth Streaming and Content Transition
    15. Video Transcoding (Adaptive Bitrate Streaming)
    16. Image Logo or Watermark Overlay on Video Stream
    17. DVR Rewind
    18. Statistics
    19. Facebook Live Streaming
    20. Youtube Stream Publishing
    21. Twitch Stream Publishing
    22. Shoutcast 2 Stream Publishing
    23. Icecast Stream Publishing
    24. RTMP Stream Publishing
    1. Cloud Video Overview
    2. Admin Manual - Cloud Video
      1. Branding your platform
      2. Team & Staff Members
      3. Plans & Customers
      4. WHMCS Billing Provisioning Module
      5. Login to your cloud platform
      6. Dashboard - A First Look
      7. Activating VOD on Customer Plan
    3. User Manual - Cloud Video
      1. Login to your video platform
      2. First Look
      3. Creating a Channel
      4. Channel Overview
      5. Broadcasting
      6. Recording
      7. Fallback Video
      8. TV Channels - 24x7 UGC
      9. Video on Demand
      10. VOD Playlists
      11. Publishing
      12. Viewing Analytics
      13. Publish Zoom Meetings
      14. Advertising
      15. Restreaming IP Cameras
    4. Video Guide Series
    5. Streaming Best Practices
    6. Feature Comparison
    7. Roadmap & Release Notes
Video on Demand

Last updated 8 months ago

Video Ondemand Streaming is a technology that allows users to watch video content whenever they want, without having to download or store it on their devices. Users can access video content from various platforms, such as websites, apps, or smart TVs, and stream it over the internet. VOD has many purposes, such as entertainment, education, communication, and marketing, and is used for a wide range of different content such as movies, TV shows, documentaries, live events, webinars, tutorials, podcasts, and more.

The main purpose of Video Ondemand Streaming is to provide convenience and flexibility to users. Users can choose what they want to watch, when they want to watch it, and how they want to watch it. Users can also pause, rewind, fast-forward, or skip the video content as they wish.

Video Ondemand provides new features to upload, centralize, and publish your video collection. Once the feature is activated on your plan, there will be 3 notable changes:

  1. Media Content will show a new film roll icon indicating VOD published
  2. New Playlists item in the side menu appears
  3. Analytics will show “VOD” usages in a separate bar

Features Overview

  • Easy to use Media Manager with drag-and-drop support to upload your library of media
  • Automatic cloud-based transcoding, packaging, and playback in adaptive formats
  • A publicly available hosted page to playback a video or playlist of videos
  • A publicly available hosted CMS to playback multiple videos
  • Video Analytics providing unique viewer numbers and bandwidth consumption
  • Global Streaming via CDN to anywhere in the world
  • Brandable and Customisable Video Player

Uploading VOD Content for Publishing

  1. Press the Upload button in the top right of the interface
  2. Drag and drop one or more files from your desktop into the field designating upload. It is important to drop files into this field and no where else on the screen.
  3. Do not close the window until all files have uploaded successfully.
  4. Once all files are uploaded, processing of the file into multiple adaptive formats will begin. 

Enable VOD Publishing on existing content

  1. Navigate to Media Contents
  2. Click on the name of an item
  3. Check the Published toggle
  4. Click “Save
  5. Processing will begin immediately

Media Content Overview

After uploading and selecting a media file, a popup window will appear with several tabs providing information and controls relating to this file.

Media Tab

  • Media tab provides information and basic settings for the uploaded content.
  • All uploaded content is stored in the original format, and processed into several additional formats for different screen sizes (renditions). This provides Adaptive Bitrate playback.
  • Name and Summary of the media which are used on the Start Page and in Playlists.
  • Original Size provides the size of the originally uploaded content.
  • Total Size is the combined size of original file and renditions
  • Renditions displays what formats the video is available in. This will show the highest quality available from the original file, up to 1080p

Preview Tab

  • Preview tab allows you to view the video in the same way it is portrayed to your audience.
  • The Video Player features:
  • Seek support
  • Picture in picture
  • Quality Selection
  • Chromecast & Airplay
  • Volume Control