This help document will help you get started with setting up your Basic Services for immediate use to start delivering your multimedia from a global content delivery network. Questions about Advanced Services or more technically advanced questions can be answered through our User Guides. You can also ask any question about your account by opening a ticket at http://members.gravlab.com
Although your account may contain additional advanced features (such as Token Authentication Security, Real-time Reporting or Performance Analytics), every GravityLab account includes the following basic features:
At the heart of GravityLab streaming media hosting is the Media Control Center, which can be accessed by visiting http://my.gravlab.com
|Figure 1 – Media Control Center Home Page (click image for full size)|
From the Home Page, you’ll see an overview of your account, including your Current CDN Usage, the Network/POP status, Total Hits, and any applicable maintenance notifications relevant at that time. When you start however, this will not have any information.
|Figure 2 – FTP through Media Manager (click image for full size)|
1. Upload Content to GravityLab – There are two methods for uploading content to GravityLab storage. You can either upload content using the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) through your own FTP client, or you can upload content through Media Manager Tab of the Media Control Center.
2. The FTP URL and log-in information for using your own FTP client is available for you in the Media Control Center under the “Media Manager” tab. If it isn’t already selected, select ‘File Management’. You can get all the URLs to your files by selecting them, and then to the right of the URL path, selecting the file type (HTTP Large [for Mp4, Quicktime], Windows Media or Flash. Here’s where you can copy and paste the URL, and select the type of file you’re using for the correct link:
|Figure 3 – Getting the correct URL for your media (click image for full size)|
Now that your files are a part of the GravityLab Network, you can directly access these files on your website. The URL Scheme defines how to embed/link to files from your web pages to the GravityLab CDN.
The URL can be found on the Object Home Page on either the HTTP Large Object Page, Windows Media, or Flash pages.
GravityLab ensures the best streaming experience that technology can offer by delivering cutting edge Adobe Flash and Windows Media streaming services.
You can upload your Adobe Flash and Windows Media files via FTP. The URL for your player will then depend upon whether you are using Windows Media or Adobe Flash for your on-demand streaming solution.
You can learn more about this in the GravityLab WMS User Guide.
You can learn more about using Flash in the GravityLab Flash Video – Overview and Hosting Guide
Login to your Media Control Center, take a look around! Upload your video through a FTP client of your choice or our interface through the Media Control Center.
Hopefully, this QuickStart Guide has helped you begin utilizing the GravityLab Streaming Media Global Content Delivery Network on your website.
This has only scratched the surface however – GravityLab provides additional exciting and useful features for optimizing your site’s performance and delivering content.
For more information about our services, contact us at 1-800-995-5832 or via the web at http://members.gravlab.com/
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