Why need Ultra Video Gallery?
Video clip is everywhere in our world, you can take it by your home digital camera / computer camera / mobile phone, you can get it from your DVD or VCD disk, you can record your screen by screen recorder softwares to make learning courses, you can find favorite videos on Youtube or other video community websites, but it may not be an easy job to share videos in various formats on your DotNetNuke website.
A common experience is to upload videos to Youtube and embed it back to your website, this may be a possible solution if you have only 1 or 2 videos, but it won't work if you have numerous videos to publish.
Is there a better solution? Yes, the most-widely adopted DotNetNuke video gallery module, Ultra Video Gallery, allows you to create mini Youtube-style website on DotNetNuke since 2007.
What can Ultra Video Gallery do?
major purpose of UVG can be divided to 3 parts.
Allow site users to add new videos: UVG accepts videos in many ways, you can upload videos from your local computer, or add videos from internet URL or Youtube, it even allows you to record live videos from webcam when work together with Flash Media Server .
Encode uploaded videos for internet usage: Similar to Youtube, UVG allows you to upload videos in any popular formats, once uploaded, UVG encode them to FLV or MP4 format with H264 encoding, both formats are specially designed for internet usage with a good balance of video quality and bandwidth cost.
Browse and play videos: UVG allows your visitors to easily find desired videos and watch it, our player works on mobile devices like iPhone/iPad, users can easily share a video on Facebook, Twitter and many other social websites.
General speaking, most common video formats that you can imagine are supported by UVG, below is an incomplete list.
Microsoft WMV 1/2/3
.wmv, .wm, .asf
Mpeg-2 encoded DVD video
.mpg, .mpeg, .mpe
Mobile phone video format
What's new in UVG 6.2?
UVG 6.2 integrates Amazon Elastic Transcoder service, which allows you to encode and store your video in the cloud.
Though UVG's own video encoding engine is able to encode most video files reliably, it still has some defects:
- It might times out when encode long videos
- The video file size might be too big in some case
- Doing time-consuming video encodings on your website server might slow down it
What's new in UVG 6?
Ultra Video Gallery 6 comes with many important enhancements to extend its usability, below is a quick preview.
- New FullStage commercial
UVG 6 allows you to create a new type of commercial: FullStage, which displays for a few seconds above the actual video player before watching a video.
- Queue Inspector
The queue inspector module allows you to see what is going on inside the encoding queue. You can delete a video from the encoding queue if you changed your mind after upload, or move a video to the top of the queue for fast encoding.
- Smart video encoding
UVG 6 grants higher encoding priority to videos uploaded by video managers, besides, the video size also contributes to the prioprity, the small the video is, the higher the priority is.
- Responsive layout
Most UVG modules are now fully responsive.
- Social Digger
Our new UVG_SocialDigger module allows you to display videos added by current user (or videos added by all members of current user group) on user profile or social group profile.
- Automatical Flash plugin detection
UVG 6 automatically detects the availability of Flash plugin, if Flash plugin is not available, it automatically switchs to HTML 5 video player.
- Delete comments from notification email
UVG sends a notification email when anyone post a comment, you can simply click the delete link in notification email to quickly remove it.
- UVG_VideoList records selections
Whenever you choose categories, dates, view type and sort order in UVG_VideoList module, your selection is saved and will be loaded again the next time you enter the video list page.
- Watch all videos in a series
When watch a video that belongs to a series, UVG is able to automatically move to next video once finished.