How to Stream Amazon S3 Files Using MemberGate's Video and Audio Players
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How to Stream Amazon S3 Files Using MemberGate's Video and Audio Players

Instead of only using files stored on your Membergate server, mp4, m4v, mp3, or flv files from Amazon S3 can be used with the built in responsive Video or Audio Player.

If you have already connected your Amazon S3 account to your MemberGate site, skip down to the Video Player or Audio Player section.

Connecting to Amazon S3

1. This is a one time action, but the first step is to connect your MemberGate site to your Amazon S3 account. Under 'API Service Settings' choose 'Amazon S3 Settings'

 

Amazon S3 Settings

 

2. Login to your Amazon AWS Console to get your (1) Amazon Access Key and your (2) Amazon Secret Key. (3) Enter the file types that you would like to access from your Amazon S3 account to add as downloads (for example, mp4, mp3, pdf etc). Separate each different file type with a comma.

 

Video Player: Streaming Amazon S3 Files

Video Player

To use the mp4, m4v, or flv files saved at Amazon S3 to stream videos on your site using the built in Video Player follow these instructions:

1. Under 'Multimedia' choose 'Video Player'

Video Player

2. Select 'Add New Video Player' from the drop down menu to create a new player, or choose an existing player from the drop down menu to edit an existing video. Press the 'Add/Edit Video Player' button

3. In the 'Video File' field, click 'Select Amazon S3 Video File'

How to Stream Amazon S3 Files Using MemberGate's Video and Audio Players

4. Your Amazon folders will appear. Click on the folder to find the video file. Then select the file (*only files that will work in the video player will show) to add to the video player. Click the Back button if the wrong folder was selected to go back to your full folder listing.

How to Stream Amazon S3 Files Using MemberGate's Video and Audio Players

How to Stream Amazon S3 Files Using MemberGate's Video and Audio Players

How to Stream Amazon S3 Files Using MemberGate's Video and Audio Players

5. The file selected will appear as selected

How to Stream Amazon S3 Files Using MemberGate's Video and Audio Players

6. If you wish to change the file selected at anytime (even when editing in the future), begin the process again from step 3 and the file will be overwritten.

Audio Player: Streaming Amazon S3 Files

Audio Player

To use the mp3 files saved at Amazon S3 to stream videos on your site using the built in Audio Player follow these instructions:

1. Under Multimedia choose 'Audio Player'

Audio Player

2. Choose 'Add New Audio Player' to create a new Audio Player, or select an existing one from the drop down list to edit an existing file. Click 'the Add/Edit Audio Player' button

3. In the 'Audio File' field, click 'Select Amazon S3 Audio File'

4. Your Amazon folders will appear. Click on the folder to find the audio file. Then select the file (*only files that will work in the audio player will show) to add to the audio player. Click the Back button if the wrong folder was selected to go back to your full folder listing.

How to Stream Amazon S3 Files Using MemberGate's Video and Audio Players

How to Stream Amazon S3 Files Using MemberGate's Video and Audio Players

5. The file selected will appear as selected

6. If you wish to change the file selected at anytime (even when editing in the future), begin the process again from step 3 and the file will be overwritten.