Once you have connected your Amazon s3 account to your MemberGate site, you can start creating players and protecting your files with the MemberGate Media Player
Video and Audio files which you have uploaded to your Amazon account, can be embedded
The players have a responsive option so it will adjust to the screen size on any desktop, tablet or mobile device.
Your members will be able to view the embedded video directly from your pages.
As MP4 files can be viewed on all devices, MemberGate recommends using MP4 video files and MP3 audio files
(As FLV files are no longer supported by Adobe, we can provide no support !)
To Embed a Video File:
Click on each section to expand for more information:
From under 'Multimedia' choose 'Video Player'
Choose 'Add New Video Player' from the drop down menu and select 'Add/Edit Video Player'
Add a title for the video in the 'Video Title' field and a description in the 'Video Description' field
If uploading the file directly to the site, in the 'Video File' field, click 'Upload Video File' and select the file from your local drive. Visit the tutorial on uploading large files directly through your control panel for further instruction if necessary.
To select the file from your Amazon S3 Account choose the 'Select Amazon S3 Video File' link. Visit the tutorial on using Amazon S3 to upload your files for more instruction if necessary.
To use a video hosted at another third party solution, click 'Enter Other Video URL' and enter the full URL of the video in the box. Visit the tutorial on using files hosted from a third party for more instruction if necessary.
Video Image - Click on 'Upload Image File' and select an image from your local drive. This image will appear as the static image for the video player before it begins playing.
Set the type of Video Skin for the Player: The drop down options are slim, fat or full.
Optional: Set the Video with Pop Up Ability: Upload an image to the Video Image field and then click on the Popup Player checkbox in the Video Skin Field.
Add a Video Width and Video Height
Check the box for 'Fixed Controls'. If that box is checked, the controls will be shown the whole time. If the 'Fixed Controls' is left unchecked, the bottom controls will only show when the user hovers over the video player.
Video Responsive - Checking that box will create a responsive video player that fills the width of the page.
Video Autoplay - Check that box if the video should automatically begin playing upon loading. Leave the box unchecked so the user has to manually click the play button to begin watching.
Loop Video - When this box is checked, when the video is watched to the end, it will begin playing again from the start automatically
Video Volume - Choose the initial volume setting for the video from the drop down box. The user can manually adjust the volume in the controls.
Button Color - Set the Color for the buttons on the control bar. Click in the box and enter the hexadecimal color if known, or click in the color box to choose a color.
Progress/Volume Bar Color - Set the color for the volume and progress bars on the player. Click in the box and enter the hexadecimal color if known, or click in the color box to choose a color.
Playbar Background Color - Set the color for the color behind the volume and progress bars. Click in the first box and enter the hexadecimal color if known, or click in the color box to choose a color.
Screen Color - Set the color for the background of the video. Click in the box and enter the hexadecimal color if known, or click in the color box to choose a color.
Click on the 'Save this Video' button
Copy the CF tag and paste it in the main text box of a content, department or portal page where you would like the video to be shown.
To Secure Your Amazon s3 File:
Whatever tool you use to upload your files to Amazon s3, set the file to 'Private'
Now, navigate to the file you are using to create your player:
Click to toggle the Bucket Policy Security feature
You will notice that the Permission has changed from Access Granted to Access Denied
Now you can continue to make or edit your player, knowing that the file cannot be accessed
With Amazon's Bucket Policy enabled, it no longer matters that the file address can easily be identified in all modern browsers
The file address is useless to pirates - as it can't be accessed:
Here is an example of an embedded video player: