Video management intro (video tutorial)

Last updated: May-08-2024


In this short tutorial, you'll see how to take a video you've produced and upload it to your Media Library. Additionally, you'll see how to apply basic transformations for aesthetic and web optimization purposes.

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Tutorial contents

This tutorial presents the following topics. Click a timestamp to jump to that part of the video.

Upload the video content

Jump to this spot in the video  0:13 Upload a video from your local file system by logging into your account, then using the Upload Widget in the Media Library.

Understand web friendly and non-web friendly video formats

Jump to this spot in the video  0:59 Some video file formats may not necessarily be best suited for web and mobile usage. So, Cloudinary can dynamically convert and normalize the file to the relevant web formats, such as MP4 and WebM, then encode the files for different web browsers and mobile devices.

Optimize the video for web delivery

Jump to this spot in the video  1:16 Now that the file is in your Media Library, you can make transformations to it for optimization, right from the transformation editor. To do so, select the Edit icon on the file in the Media Library.

Set the video codec parameter to auto

Jump to this spot in the video  1:33 One of the more commonly useful transformations to apply is through the video_codec parameter and setting it to auto. This allows Cloudinary to normalize the file and optimize the video for the web, including its audio settings.

Apply aesthetic changes to the video with transformations

Jump to this spot in the video  2:03 As an example, you can overlay a logo and place it in the southeast corner of the video.

Chain transformations

Jump to this spot in the video  2:55 Aesthetic transformations can be done in conjunction with optimization transformations, chaining together endless opportunities for file customization.

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