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Uploading Media

Last Updated: Nov 29, 2017 04:37PM MST

Simian offers several easy options for uploading media.

  1. Web Uploader - Media Library
  2. Web Uploader - Projects
  3. Real Time Video Encoder (RTVE)

 

Upload to Media Library

To upload files to the Media Library:

  1. From the global top navigation, mouseover Media Library and select Upload to launch the web uploader.
  2. Optionally, select a category to upload to, assign credits once the category is chosen, and add tags. (Tags are keywords that help define media beyond categories and credits.)
  3. Chose files to upload by:
    1. Dragging and dropping files into the Drag Files Here target area
    2. Using the Select files button to open the finder
    3. Uploading via Dropbox or Box
  4. Click the Upload Files button and wait for the upload to complete. (A progress bar will appear)
  5. Do NOT close the uploader while files are uploading.

Note: If Step 2 is skipped, categories, credits and tags can also be assigned to existing files in the Media Library. Learn more about categories, credits and tags.

 

Upload to Projects

To upload files to Projects:

  1. Within a Project, click the Upload icon to launch the web uploader.
  2. Select the Folder to upload the media to from the Select Folder dropdown.
  3. Optionally, add file descriptions and tags. (Adding both will make your content more searchable.)
  4. Chose files to upload by:
    1. Dragging and dropping files into the Drag Files Here target area
    2. Using the Select files button to open the finder
    3. Uploading via Dropbox or Box
  5. Click the Upload Files button and wait for the upload to complete. (A progress bar will appear.)
  6. Do NOT close the uploader while files are uploading.

Note: If Step 3 is skipped, descriptions and tags can be added by clicking into a file and entering the information on the File Data tab in the file detail view. Learn more about file management in Projects.

 

Uploading via RTVE

To upload files via the RTVE:

  1. Launch the RTVE. If the RTVE has not been installed, download it here.
  2. Enter the required login information:
    - Account specific Simian URL (http://companyName.gosimian.com)
    - Username
    - Password
  3. Choose an upload location in either the Media Library or Projects.
  4. Change the video aspect ratio from the dropdown located to the right of the video title.
  5. Select Upload Files to encode and upload. (A progress bar will appear.)
  6. Do NOT close the app while files are uploading.

Note: Encoding queues of 25 videos or less is recommended for best performance.

Note: Checking Preserve Original will create an encoded, playable proxy file, however, the original file will also be uploaded and available by download.

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