UVG is not a simple module, instead it is a complete, enterprise-level video gallery solution with 20+ DNN modules and desktop applications which allows you to build Youtube-like website on DotNetNuke.
Work with latest DNN versions
UVG 6 is designed to work on all DNN 6.2+ websites, including DNN 7.x. For DNN 4.5+ websites, you can still purchase it and use your license with UVG 5.
Multiple libraries per portal
UVG 5/6 allows you to create multiple libraries per portal, each library has its unique categories and videos so you can use UVG on many places of a DNN portal without interfering.
Admin users can setup multiple categories in each library, a video can be added to one or more categories.
Video encoding engine
UVG use same technology as Youtube, when you upload a video, UVG put it into the encoding queue and finally encode it to Flash Video(.flv) or H264(.mp4) format, the encoding process is fast, it takes only a few seconds to convert a short video, flv and H264 are the most popular video formats for internet video distribution.
This feature enhance your user experience to a whole new level, H264 is a video codec standard which can be used to generate videos in extremely high quality at substantially lower bit rates, when use H264 encoding UVG allows you to encode videos to HD 720p or even 1080p.
Flexible encoding strategy
UVG encodes each video to a low quality version and a high quality version, administrators can use UVG_Setup module to configure the encoding method and video resolution.
Our Queue Inspector module allows you to monitor what is going on with the video encoding queue.
UVG's video encoding stratege has a dedicated H.264 Baseline profile option, which generates mp4 videos that work on iPhone/iPad.
Various ways to add videos
Beside the ability to upload videos, you can also add videos from an internet URL or embed code offered by youtube or any other video websites
Live video recording
When work with Flash Media Server together, UVG is able to record live videos from your webcam and publish it with RTMP protocal.
To do online video encoding, you must pass the permission check in UVG_Setup module, if you are not able to pass the permission check, you can use our client application, UVG Converter, to encode and upload videos.
Easily browse videos
Our video browser allows your visitors to filter videos with many options to easily find desired videos, your selections in video filters will be recorded and represented next time you visit it.
Flash video player + HTML 5 video player
Videos are played in our own flash video player, our
player offers the ability to quickly, smoothly playback your
videos with an well designed user interface. When Flash plugin is not available on client device, UVG automatically switch to HTML 5 video player.
UVG allows you to upload subtitles in .srt or .vtt format, subtitles are displayed above the control bar like below screenshot.
Flash audio player + HTML 5 audio player
UVG's own flash audio player comes with a nice equalizer effect. When Flash plugin is not available on client device, UVG automatically switch to HTML 5 audio player.
Play in lightbox window
You can optionally choose to play videos in a lightbox window.
User interface customization
You may have your own web
design and business requirements, our flash player offers many options to set
colors, transparence, size and behaviors(like auto play), you can fully customize
it to meet your web design.
The media center module allows you to build a one-page video gallery based on specific criterias.
Flexible video listing
UVG offers many listing modules to build various kinds of video listings, for example, most recent videos of current portal, popular videos of a library, top rated videos of current user, related videos of the current playing one....
Like Youtube and other video community websites, related videos, like videos with common tags, videos from same author, or videos in same series, can be displayed when watch a video.
UVG sends email notifications to administrators when a comment is posted, admin users can click a delete link in the email to quickly remove this comment.
UVG 5 offers many ways to share a video on social websites. Besides, it offers a like/dislike feature to rate videos.
UVG 6 is fully integrated with the Journal feature in DNN 6.2+, the journal messages are posted when you add or delete a video / comment.
Flag video as inappropriate
If inappropriate video is added to your website, visitors can click a button to flag it due to given reason, an email notification is sent to video managers.
You can optionally turn on the approval process so all videos must be approved by video managers.
Video Series is a group of videos, the most popular scenario is online movie or TV play, which contains multiple episodes, you can group these episodes in a series so visitors can easily watch them.
Play next video
When watch a video that belongs to a series, UVG is able to automatically play next video once finished.
Our latest tag picker allows you to easily enter new tags or choose existing tags from auto completion list, you can use tags to create relationships between your videos.
Animated .gif screenshot
UVG is able to automatically capture a multi-frame .gif screenshot for each video uploaded, if you prefer you can also let it to capture a 1-frame static jpeg screenshot.
Advertisement (Commercial) support
This feature allows you to benefit from your website, you can display 4 kinds of commercials in UVG video player: Preroll, Postroll, FullStage & BottomThird. Our video player play your commercials before/after/together with your video content.
The new UVG_Setup module helps you to quickly setup and config UVG. It lists issues that need to be corrected and you just need to click the "Fix it" links to fix them.
File upload progress
When upload videos, UVG 6 displays graphical progress bar powered by RadUpload, UVG 5 offers a similar feature, but powered by a 3rd party component, Neatupload.
When add videos from a Youtube URL or embed code, UVG actually re-generate the embed code to ensure all Youtube videos have a exactly same appearance, admin users can use UVG_Setup module to customize the appearance of Youtube player.
Amazon Simple Storage Service integration
UVG can be seamlessly integrated with Amazon S3, so you can securely store your videos in datacenters of amazon to save your disk space and bandwidth cost.
CloudFront is a new service from Amazon, this feature allows your site visitors in any continent to watch your videos from nearest server location
View permisson control
Video managers can set view permssion by DNN roles on both category and video level, you can use this feature together with DNN role subscription to sell your videos.
UVG use DNN's ClientAPI service to provide Ajax feature in various parts of this product, which brings you more smart and cool user interface effect.
completely localization, every text strings, even in the flash
player, are localizable, in the user guide you can find a detailed explaination.
Watermark & TV Logo
Display a watermark text of image logo above your videos to show your copyright info, you can specify your watermark text in HTML format and the
position you'd like to place.