The process of uploading content to the Erstream VMS involves two different methods, accessible through the menu that appears after the content is created:
1. Default (Encode):
- Upload with URL: In this step, the content can be ingested by providing the URL of the file. The system will perform the necessary operations to ingest the content from the specified URL.
- File Selection: Alternatively, content can be ingested by selecting the file directly from the system. Users can browse their local storage or connected devices to locate and upload the desired file for ingestion.
VMS encode system supports video codecs including H.264/AVC, HEVC/H.265, AVC/H.264, VP9, AV1, MPEG-2, and Apple ProRes. On the other hand, the output can be H.264/AVC, HEVC/H.265, AVC/H.264
2. Only Packaging:
In addition to the default (encode) method, the VMS also provides an alternative method called "Only Packaging." This method is specifically designed for contents that are already encoded and do not require further encoding during the upload process.
When using the "Only Packaging" option, users can directly upload the pre-encoded content without any additional encoding steps. This is particularly useful when working with contents that have already undergone encoding processes or when the encoding is performed externally using third-party tools or services.
By offering the "Only Packaging" method, the VMS ensures flexibility and compatibility with a wide range of encoded contents, allowing users to seamlessly integrate and manage their pre-encoded assets within the system.
In the "Only Packaging" method, users are required to upload the necessary profiles for each content. This means that multiple uploaded files can be associated with a single content item.
Both methods offer flexibility and convenience for content ingestion, allowing users to choose the most suitable approach based on their requirements and available resources.
After start uploading content to the VMS, it is necessary to specify the template that will be assigned to each piece of content. The template structure, as mentioned earlier, represents a pre-set configuration that will be applied to the assigned content. This approach eliminates the need for operators to perform repetitive tasks for each individual content item. Instead, they can create robust templates that fulfill the requirements of the OTT platform and assign suitable templates to the content, thereby instantly applying the pre-designed settings to the content. This streamlined process saves valuable time and effort for the operators involved in uploading and arranging the content.
Once the upload operation ends, the content will be queued. The status of the content can be watched on the Content Main Page.