HOW TO: Upload an existing video

It is possible to upload into Mediasite videos created using other tools like Camtasia or Adobe Premiere Pro. Once you have exported the video from your editing software, use the steps below to upload the video to Mediasite.

Video uploads like stable bandwidth

When uploading, you are encouraged to use a wired (not wireless) broadband Internet connection with sufficient upload capacity. Some Internet Service Providers (ISPs) offer service plans with substantial download capability but very little upload capability, which can be problematic when uploading large video files. Whenever possible, upload your large video files from a wired Ethernet connection on campus for the best experience.

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Pro tip: If you want to upload a folder of multiple videos into Mediasite, consider using the Mediasite Mosaic app for Windows or macOS.

Video: How to upload an existing video (3:34)

  1. From within your My Mediasite portal, select + Add Presentation.

    Add Presentation button

  2. Under Add Video, select Choose File.

    Choose File option for uploading an existing video file

  3. Find and select the video file on your computer. Popular supported formats include MP4 (preferred), FLV, MOV, MPEG, AVI and VOB, among others. If you recorded your narration within PowerPoint, you will need to export the PowerPoint as a video before uploading it to Mediasite.

    Note: The video must contain an audio stream, even if it is an audio stream of silence. Video files without an audio stream will fail to process.

  4. Type a name for the presentation and an optional description.

  5. Under Destination, select which user channel or shared folder in which you wish to place the recording. Alternatively, you can leave the presentation in your personal "Drafts" folder.

  6. Select Create Presentation

    Your computer will begin to upload the video file to the Mediasite server for further processing. Do not navigate away from the page while the video is uploading, as doing so will abort the upload.
    Upload Progress Bar

    After the upload completes, the video will begin processing on the server. You may need to refresh/reload the page in your web browser to refresh the status information for the presentation. Please note that larger or longer videos will require some time to process before they are ready for review.
    Video Processing

After your video has finished processing

Once processing is complete, your recording will be available in your My Mediasite portal. Review the finished recording, and if you approve, be sure to set the visibility from Private to Viewable before you share it with others.