Uploading Media Files
Posted by on 21 December 2010 01:36 PM

Uploading Media Files:

 

The NE1™ Web Builder makes it easy to use different types of media files on your website. There are several types of media files that work with the web builder and the “Asset Manager” makes it easy to upload and keep track of those files.

Before a media file can be put on your website you must first upload it from your computer into your account.  To upload a file, you can either use the NE1™ Asset Manager or FTP.  On this page we will address uploading files using the Asset Manager. You can find information about uploading files via FTP in the “Using FTP to transfer files” help page. 

Note: The NE1™ Asset Manager has a file size upload limit of 5MB. Files larger than 5MB need to be uploaded using FTP.

There are two ways to access the NE1™ Asset Manager.

  1. If you are planning to put the media in the body of the page, you will use the "Insert / edit embedded media" icon. First, locate the page to be edited and click the location on that page where you want the media displayed. Then press the "Insert / edit embedded media" icon (the green film strip) in the Page Editor. You will then see the Insert / edit embedded media dialog window. (Figure 1)

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    Under the "Type" section select the type of file that you would like to add to your page. There are five options, Flash, Quicktime, Shockwave, Windows Media, and Real Media (Figure 2).

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    Next, under the "File / URL" section click the folder icon.(Figure 3) This will take you to your Asset Manager. (Figure 4)

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  2. If you are planning to use the media as background music, click the "Upload" button in the "Background Music" section of the page on which you want the background music (Figure 5). This is in the Page Settings section under the "Edit Subpage" tab. This will open your Asset Manager Window. (Figure 4)

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The Asset Manager is your home for all media and graphic files. It is here that you can see a list of the files that have been uploaded, preview those files, and upload files. To upload a file, press the “Browse…” button . This will open a window displaying the folders and files on your computer.  Locate the file you would like to upload and double click it.  Once the file has been chosen, press the “upload” button. Once uploaded, you should see the file listed in the Asset Manager.

*Note: Files you wish to upload must first be a file on your computer.  If you have audio or video that is currently on a tape, cd, dvd or other source other than your computer, you will first need to create a file of that audio or video on your computer.  If you would like to upload an audio or video file that is on another website, you will need to download that file to your computer before you can upload it to your website.  (All copyright laws should be followed.)

*Note 2: The asset manager has a limit on the size of file it can upload. That maximum size is 5MB.

*Note 3: WMA files are notoriously problematic for Chrome and Firefox because they require Windows Media Player plugins to be installed. Our first recommendation would be to convert the .wma file to an mp3 and use the mp3 on your site.

If you're determined to use a .wma file, here's what you may need to do to get it working in Firefox:
- Go into about:config and change plugins.load_appdir_plugins from false to true.
- Download the Windows Media Player plugin for Firefox at http://www.interoperabilitybridges.com/windows-media-player-firefox-plugin-download
- Open/run the wmpfirefoxplugin.exe file just downloaded. If it gives you the option to uninstall the plugin, do that first, then run it again and re-install it.
- After the installation is finished, exit Firefix and restart

This can be rather complicated. Even if you get the plugin installed properly, every one of your visitors who uses Firefox would also have get it working in the same way in order to listen to your .wma files. That's why we recommend using mp3 format.