Library

Configuring Additional Video Display Options

This topic explores how to configure additional video display options.

You’ve given your video a name when you created it, but you can also add a short description and detailed description. Adding the descriptions is optional, but if you want to, you can provide your viewers with more information about the contents of the video.

With the Essentials or Professional plans, you can pre-schedule when you want a video to be published or unpublished on your platform so you can move on to other things because your time is valuable. You can also monetize by displaying pre-roll ads that are paid for by your partners and sponsors.


Adding a Video Description

You can add a short description and detailed description for your videos.

When you add a video to a video slider, its short description appears just under the video thumbnail. See the example below:

The detailed description appears on the video player page. See the example below:

Follow the steps below if you want to add the short and long descriptions. If you haven’t created a video yet, see the Creating a Video topic to first.

  1. Find the video that you want to edit and click Edit.
  2. Click the General tab.
  3. You can enter the following:
    • Short Description: Enter a short description for the new video.
    • Description: Enter a detailed description for the video.
  4. Click Save.

Scheduled Publishing

You can set the automatic publishing date and time for your videos. If you haven’t created a video yet, see the Creating a Video topic to first.

  1. Find the video that you want to edit and click Edit.
  2. Click the General tab.
  3. You can configure the following:
    • Publish Time Zone: By default, the time zone is pre-set and it will be the same as your platform’s time zone. If you want, you can select a different time zone from the drop-down.
    • Publish Start: Set the date and time your video will be published. Click the calendar button to select a date and time.
    • Publish End: Set the date and time your video will be unpublished. Click the calendar button to select a date and time.
  4. Click Save.

Enabling Pre-Roll Ads

Plan Availability

Essentials
Professional
Enterprise

You can monetize your videos by adding pre-roll advertising. When viewers click to watch a video, a pre-roll ad will play first, then immediately followed by the video itself.

  1. Find the video that you want to edit and click Edit.
  2. Click the General tab.
  3. In the Pre-roll Advertising drop-down, choose Enabled.
  4. Click Save.