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Upload to VIUTube

VIUTube is VIU's media streaming platform. VIU employees and students can use VIUTube to host and share video and audio files. You can upload media from your computer, tablet, or smart phone.

Media File Formats

Mpeg-4 and QuickTime Formats (MP4, MOV, QT, and M4V), Flash Video (FLV and F4V), Microsoft Windows Formats (AVI, ASF, WMV and WMA), MPEG-1/2 (MPG, M1V, M2V, MP3), WAV, Matroska (MKV), OGG OGM & OGV, WEBM, 3GP, RM, Webex (ARF), MXF

Video Codecs

DivX (Div3/4/5, DX50), DV, H.263, H.264 and AVC,H.265, MPEG-4 Visual, MPEG-1/2, MJPG, MP42/3, IV40/50 (Indeo codecs), RV30/40, RMVB, FLV1/4, VP3/5/6/7/8/9, Sorenson (SVQ1/3), Xvid, Theora, WMV1/2/3, VC1, ProRes 422, ICOD, DVCPRO, PXLT, TCSS/TCS2, GoToMeeting Codec (G2M3/4)

The Maximum Video Frame Size is 5000 x 5000.

Audio Codecs

MP3, MP1/2, AC3, EAC3, AAC, Vorbis, AMR, PCM, WMA7/8/9, WMSpeech, FLAC, QDM2, RA, Nellymoser, Cook, GSM, SPEEX

Upload Media to VIUTube

  1. Navigate to https://viuvideos.viu.ca/ 

  2. Click Add New and select Media Upload
    • If you were not logged in, you will be prompted to enter your VIU Computer Account credentials 
  3. Drag and drop the media file you wish to upload. Alternatively, click the Choose a file to upload button. Find and add the file you wish to upload in the pop up window.

  4. Your media will begin to upload. While your media is uploading, you can edit the following properties:
    • Name: Give your media a new name if you wish.
    • Description: Add a description to your media if you wish.
    • Tags: Tags will allow you to more easily search for videos in your My Media area. Add any tags you wish in the input field provided.
    • Publishing Status: Set a Publishing Status for your media. There are three different Publication Statuses:
      • Private: Private media will only be visible to the owner of that media. Private media cannot be searched for by other users in VIUTube or in Internet search engines. In order to make Private media visible to others, the media must be embedded into a webpage.
      • Unlisted: Unlisted media cannot be searched for by other users in VIUTube or in Internet search engines. Anyone with a link to that media page will be able to follow that link, view, and play that media in VIUTube.
      • Published: This status is currently unavailable and cannot be selected.
  5. Once your media has finished uploading, click the blue Save button to save any changes you have made. 

Please note: that once your media has finished uploading, your media will need to go through a processing phase before it can be played. For every 1 minute of media, it may take up to 5 minutes for VIUTube to process that media. For example, if you have a 10 minute video, it may take 50 minutes for VIUTube to finish processing that video.