uPlayer – Managing Media

uPlayerSearching Media

The search facility will show details about an individual item of media. These details include the different types of embed code. Using these embed codes is described on the embedding media page.

Editing existing media

If you are the uPlayer local administrator for your department, it is possible to amend the details of an existing item in the uPlayer system.

Local administrators

You might want to:

  • change the title of a video
  • add a new tag
  • overwrite the existing video with a new version
  • use a different thumbnail

In the uPlayer system click the My Account button and select My Media. This will take you to a listing of your uploaded media.

To the right of each item will be an ‘Edit’ link. Clicking the ‘Edit’ link will allow you to step through the upload process again, changing any of the previously selected options as you go.

Details page – Here you can edit the metadata that was previously entered.

Choose file – On this page you can leave the existing file in place by clicking the ‘Skip’ button, or overwrite the existing file by choosing to upload a new one. Uploading a new file will change the existing embed code, which means you will have to edit the pages in which the media is embedded.

Thumbnails – Here you can keep the existing thumbnail, or upload a new image.

Captions files and Associated files – Here you can add a captions file. We recommend that you do not use the associated file option.

Deleting uPlayer media

Click the ‘My Account’ button and select the ‘My Content’ option. This will display a searchable list of the media you have uploaded.

To the left of each item is a tick box which allows you to select one or more items.

At the bottom of the listing is a link labelled ‘Delete selected media’. Clicking this link will allow you to delete the selected media.

Retention of content

CiCS expect that the uPlayer system will accumulate large amounts of material very quickly. Therefore we will be producing regular reports on the hosted material, including usage statistics, and asking local administrators if they still need to keep their content.