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Add metadata

After completion of the encoding process, we can find the audiovisual archive on the tab corresponding to the encoding profile that we have selected.

video codificado

Before publishing the video we should add specific information relative thereto. This information is known as metadata. The metadata are used to facilitate the search for specific content.

To add metadata to an audio-visual resource, we must first select the file, and then click on 'Add info'.

Automatically opens a new window, structured into tabs. The only one that should fill obligatorily is 'General information', since if we do not, we can not publish audiovisual material. However, it is convenient to bring all possible data, since they can be very important in the future, when looking for materials with similar characteristics.

We remind you that this window will not be displayed correctly if your screen has a resolution less than 1024 x 768.

On the first tab, we have the option to Add a thumbnail image to accompany the video (in a manner similar to YouTube videos). The supported image formats are gif, jpg and png. The thumbnail image size is 150 x 150 pixels, so any images that differ in size will reset to accommodate these dimensions. It would create an image of that size so that it does not suffer deformations.

To choose a file, we must click on the text "Click to upload image".

Pestaña imagen - metadatos

We must point out data such as the title, the author of the video, a summary of the contents that appear in the same, the associated key words and the branch or branches where the video can be categorized in the "general information" tab. Keep in mind that keywords can be very useful when looking for related videos.

Metadatos generales

In the "Additional information" tab we can enter information optionally as actors or links to related websites.

Como añadir información adicional

The "iTunesU category code" field is important to fill it if we intend to publish our material on iTunesU. We can obtain this category code by consulting the following website:

ITunesU category codes

On that page we found two levels of classification. The first generic and only 3 digits and a second more detailed level of 6 digits. We can fill that field both with the general 3-digit level and the 6-digit if we consider that this classification is well suited to our material.

Other tabs provide us information. For sponsorship, in "user profile", we have a summary of your personal data (name, profile, Department, area of knowledge, etc.).

In "File origin" we can visualize technical characteristics of the original file from which the video was encoded.


In the tab "statistics" you can see a graph with data access to audiovisual material in the past 3 years.


This information reflects access to material from any source, i.e. include any access either from Virtual Campus, Audiovisual Portal (institutional or education), iTunesU (institutional or education), UACit, outdoor visibility, BlogsUA, etc.

These statistics do not reflect the access from RUA or YouTube Edu since these portals managed their own copies of the file.

Internally vertex stores, as well as access to the file, the origin of this access. Soon you can discover, through this same window, how much access has been material but filtered by source, and can know how many accesses have been from the BlogsUA, from iTunesU, Virtual Campus, etc.

Finally we must press the "Save" button.

Depending on the browser that you use, it is possible to vary the appearance of this window, showing drop-down lists instead of tabs.  This is the case of Safari and Google Chrome browsers.

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