Putting videos into Subscription Collections & Categories

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What are Collections & Categories?

Collections help you organize and curate your videos into groups and playlists to add to your subscription product. 

Categories are groups of Collections. Categories allow you to organize your Collections by whatever method you like. For example, you could make a Category for every genre of your content. 

NOTE:

Currently, Collections are only used within Subscriptions sold with VHX. Create a collection of videos before you setup your subscription product

How do I create Collections?

  1. Within your VHX Admin, click the Content tab, then Collections.
  2. Click the + New Collection button.
  3. You can create 3 different types of Collections, each with it's own organizational structure:
    • Movie - A Movie Collection is for a feature film with optional supporting content.
    • Series - A Series Collection is for just that - a series, with seasons and episodes. You can sort by seasons within a Series.
    • Playlist - A Playlist is a group of videos ordered for consecutive playback
  4. Follow the guides below for each type of Collection: 
    1. Movie
    2. Series
    3. Playlist

Creating a Movie Collection

  1. Select Movie Collection in the Create New Collection side window and click Next.
  2. The Basics tab will load where you can enter the following:
    • Title - Add a name/title for the Collection.
    • Description - Add a paragraph description for the Collection.Thumbnail - Upload an image that will represent this Collection in customer emails, trailers, Facebook, Twitter, and your website.
  3. Details - More granular control of your Collection.
    • Trailer - Set a trailer for the Collection. (Note: you should make the trailer and upload to the videos page first!)
    • Categories - Add the Collection to a Category or multiple Categories.
  4. Access - Set who can see this Collection!
    • Availability - This is basically the ON/OFF switch for your Collection. Checking this will make it available to your paid subscribers
    • Geoblocking - Want your Collection only available or blocked in certain countries? Set it here.
  5. And finally, on the Videos tab, you will add your videos! Click the Add Content button, search for the video's title, and hit the green + button next to each video you want in the Collection. When finished, click the < Back button.
  6. Back on the main Videos tab, you can sort the videos by dragging and dropping them in order. The checkboxes of availability allow you to set the video access - Available to the public (free to watch without paying), and Available to paying subscribers (default).
    The top listed video is the Featured video and will appear like this on the public Collection page:
  7. Hit SAVE on your Collection when finished editing.

You can then create more Collections or create Categories if you have a lot of Collections you want to organize into groups!


Creating a Series Collection

  1. Select Series in the Create New Collection side window and click Next.
  2. The Basics tab will load where you can enter the following:

    • Title - Add a name/title for the Collection.
    • Description - Add a paragraph description for the Collection.
    • Thumbnail - Upload an image that will represent this Collection in customer emails, trailers, Facebook, Twitter, and your website.
  3. Details - More granular control of your Collection.
    • Trailer - Set a trailer for the Collection. (Note: you should make the trailer and upload to the videos page first!)
    • Categories - Add the Collection to a Category or multiple Categories.
  4. Access - Set who can see this Collection!
    • Availability - This is basically the ON/OFF switch for your Collection. Checking this will make it available to your paid subscribers 
    • Geoblocking - Want your Collection only available or blocked in certain countries? Set it here.
  5. The last tab is the Seasons tab. This is where you create Seasons within the Series. Seasons are basically mini Collections within the larger Series Collection.
    • Click Add Seasons to create a Season.
    • Enter a Season name and click Save.
    • The Season will now appear in a list. 
    • Click into that Season to land on the Details tab and you can add a Name, a Season #, Description, & Trailer, Category or Availability.
    • Next is the Artwork tab, where you can add specific artwork for that Season.
    • And finally, you can add videos (episodes) to the Season within the Series in the Episodes tab.
      • Search for the videos you want to add and click the plus icon next to each to add. 
      • When finished adding videos, click Back to go back to the main listing where you can drag and drop to arrange.
    • You can then add additional Seasons if you have more.
  6. Click SAVE on the Collection to save it!

You can then create more Collections or create Categories if you have a lot of Collections you want to organize into groups!


Creating a Playlist Collection

  1. Select Playlist in the Create New Collection side window and click Next.
  2. The Basics tab will load where you can enter the following:
    • Title - Add a name/title for the Collection.
    • Description - Add a paragraph description for the Collection.
    • Thumbnail - Upload an image that will represent this Collection in customer emails, trailers, Facebook, Twitter, and your website.
  3. Details - More granular control of your Collection
    • Trailer - Set a trailer for the Collection. (Note: you should make the trailer and upload to the videos page first!)
    • Categories - Add the Collection to a Category or multiple Categories.
  4. Access - Set who can see this Collection!
    • Availability - This is basically the ON/OFF switch for your Collection. Checking this will make it available to your paid subscribers
    • Geoblocking - Want your Collection only available or blocked in certain countries? Set it here.
  5. And finally, on the Videos tab, you will add your videos! Click the Add Content button, search for the video's title, and hit the green + button next to each video you want in the Collection. When finished, click the < Back button. You can drag and drop videos on this list to arrange how you like. The checkboxes of availability allow you to set the video access - Available to the public (free to watch without paying), and Available to paying subscribers (default).
  6. Hit SAVE on your Collection to save it. 

You can then create more Collections or create Categories if you have a lot of Collections you want to organize into groups!


Creating Categories & adding Collections

Categories are groups of Collections. Here's how to create them:

  1. Click the + Add button underneath the Categories section of the Collections page.
  2. A window will then slide out where you can enter a Category Name, Description, Thumbnail. and set Availability
  3. Hit SAVE and then you'll be taken back to the main Collections list.
  4. Click the Collection checkboxes you want to add to the Category and click the Add to Category button in the green banner that appears up top.
  5. Then select the Category you want to add it to by clicking the green + symbol. 
  6. That's it! It will be added the Category and that will appear on your Browse page View by dropdown: 

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