The most important aspect of working with yospaceCDS is getting your video content into yospaceCDS. There are different ways to achieve this, one of which will suit you. Once you have done this, due to its automated device detection and encoding, a single feed from yospaceCDS will support practically any device or application.
There are four methods you can use to get your video content into yospaceCDS.
The Content Management Console allows you to upload video assets straight from your desktop. If you want to publish manually uploaded content in a feed, you will need also to manually enter the additional metadata required to do this. This is explained in the Content Management Console User's Guide.
If you already publish your web video in a Media RSS format (MRSS), then you can set up yospaceCDS via the Content Management Console to automatically poll your MRSS feeds and add new content when yospaceCDS discovers it. Please note that this must be an MRSS feed containing URLs to the actual binary video file, rather than an RSS feed which simply contains links to the web page containing the video player. The URL to the binary video content can be HTTP or HTTPS.
For more details on this, consult the article on how to set-up MRSS Feeds.
You can feed content into yospaceCDS by FTP Upload. Using the Content Management Console you can set-up the FTP accounts you need to feed into your content channels. When uploading content using FTP, you must also upload XML files containing metadata for the content. yospaceCDS supports a number of schemes, and if you are unable to adapt to the yospaceCDS supported schemes, you ask us to support your scheme.
For more details on this, consult the article on how to set-up FTP Feeds.
Finally, it's also possible to feed content into yospaceCDS using our Media Item API. This API allows you ingest video content into yospaceCDS in an unstructured manner rather than structured around feeds. This is particularly useful if you integrating yospaceCDS into your core CMS to gain functional advantages such as being able to embed mobile video inline with articles or to support content archiving.
For more details on this, consult the article documenting the Media Item API.
yospaceCDS will encode your input videos to the exact specifications it requires, so it may not be necessary to adapt your content for it, provided it is within the guidance provided on Quality, Aspect Ratio, Interlacing and Formats below.
If you prefer more prescriptive guidance, use the following specifications:
When uploading content into yospaceCDS, it is important to provide a reasonable quality video. yospaceCDS won't "upscale" videos, so if you put garbage in, you're likely to get garbage out. Because yospaceCDS will downscale your videos in terms of quality and frame size for them to work on mobile devices and networks, any quality that is acceptable for web viewing is likely to be sufficient.
For input files, yospaceCDS will accept any aspect ratio that is permitted by the codec/container. For delivery to mobile devices, yospaceCDS will encode video to permitted aspect ratios which encompasses 16:9, 4:3 and 11:9. Some aspect ratio conversion may occur depending on your input and which devices or output formats you wish to support. You can set the aspect ratio conversion policy for the feed or Usage Profile you are ingesting under. For example, if your source content is 16:9, yospaceCDS will deliver this content in its original aspect ratio for wide screen devices (even if their screen aspect ratio is not quite 16:9). For devices where 4:3 delivery is more appropriate, yospaceCDS automatically adjusts the 16:9 to 4:3 based on your aspect conversion policy.
Content sourced from DVD or a source intended for broadcast may be interlaced. In high motion scenes, or where the camera is panning, you may notice jagged edges if the source content is interlaced. If you plan to submit interlaced content, make sure you have selected the Deinterlace mode in your Content Adjustment Settings.
yospaceCDS requires your content to have an audio track.
You can upload most unprotected video formats. The following list provides a list of common formats that are acceptable. If you do not see the format you want on this list, please contact Yospace support.
|Container||Container Suffix(es)||Supported Video Codecs||Supported Audio Codecs|
|MPEG-4||mp4, m4v||H.264, MPEG-4, H.263||MP3, AAC|
|MPEG-2||mpg||H.264, MPEG-2||MPEG-2 Layer 3|
|Flash Video||flv||H.264, H.263 (Sorenson Spark), ON2 VP6||MP3, AAC|
|QuickTime||mov||H.264, MPEG-4, Cinepak, SMC, MPEG-2 (H.262), H.263, H.264, Intel Indeo||AC-3, Apple Lossless, E-AC-3, FLAC, MP2, MP3, AAC|
|Audio Video Interleave||avi||Intel Indeo, Cinepak, Motion JPEG, MPEG-4||WAV, AAC|
|Windows Media Video||wmv||Windows Media Video Standard 8 & 9||Windows Media Audio Standard 8 & 9|