How to Set Up VOD Content

Learn how to set up VOD content on Maestro.

There are three main ways to utilize VOD content on Maestro: scheduling it to appear as live, adding it to a channel, and adding it to a landing page.

Below are two walkthroughs for adding VOD content to a Live Channel.

How to Add VOD Content in TV Mode

Adding VOD content in TV mode sets up a single video for viewing on a Live Channel.

When the user lands on that Channel, the video you have set will start from the beginning with Player Controls visible. TV mode is great for trailers, announcements, or allowing viewers to watch a past live stream.

Here's how you can set up VOD content in TV mode:

  1. Click "Content" from the Admin navigation bar on the desired channel:

  2. Scroll down to the "Offline Video" section
  3. Click "TV"
  4. Click "Add Playlist" or "Add Video" (Note: If a video is already selected, click "Change Video"; if a playlist is selected click "Change Playlist")
  5. Select your video or playlist from the list, or add new content by dragging and dropping the video from your device, or embedding a link from Youtube, Twitch, Vimeo, or an m3u8 U

If you're uploading new content, a modal will appear that will allow you to add video metadata and tags. Click "Save" once you're finished, and the modal will close.

6. The video will appear in the list. To use it, click the "USE" button. To edit the metadata, click the gear button. To remove it from your Video Library, click the trash can button.

7. Once the video is selected, click "Publish" to push changes live.

How to Add VOD Content as a Grid

In Grid Mode, the user will see a grid of videos and playlists they can select from. Selecting a video will start the video from the beginning and display controls. There is an "X" in the bottom right corner of the video to close the video and return to the grid view.

Grid Mode is perfect if you'd like to display multiple VOD options in one place. You might include several past streams, highlights of your events, or other exciting content.

Here's how you can set up VOD content as a grid:

  1. Click "Content" from the New Admin Navigation Bar
  2. Scroll down to the "Offline Video" section
  3. Click "Grid"
  4. Click "Add Playlist" or "Add Video"
  5. Select the video or playlist from the Library using the "USE" button.
  6. Click "Publish" to push changes live