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Amazon S3 Videos for Your EverWebinar

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How do I add Amazon S3 Videos to EverWebinar?

Amazon S3 is a popular way to store videos for EverWebinar.

This also allows you to edit your WebinarJam session for a more streamlined event and allows you to add a professional introduction and ending.

The big trick with Amazon is getting the permissions set correctly!



Visit Amazon AWS (Amazon Web Services)

Visit aws.amazon.com/ to see a list of all the Amazon Web Services available.  

  • Click "Sign into your Console" under the subtitle "Storage & Content Delivery".
  • Click S3 Scalable Storage in the Cloud (Marked with an Arrow Below).


Create a Bucket

This will take you to your S3 storage. If you already have a bucket you want to use, skip this section.
  • Click "Create Bucket" in the upper left corner (Marked #1 Below).
  • Create a bucket name. It must be unique and use only lower case letters (Marked #2 Below).
  • Choose a region from the drop down (Marked #3 Below).
  • Click "Next" (Marked #4 Below).


Upload Your Video

Click the bucket you wish to use... 
  • Click upload from the upper left corner (Marked #1 Below).
  • Click add files to add your MP4 .video (Marked #2 Below).
  • Click next (Marked #3 Below).


Setting your S3 Video Permissions

After you click next, you'll be taken to a screen to set your video permissions. 
  • Click "Read" next to Everyone (Marked #1 Below).
  • Click Next (Marked #2 Below).


Setting Your S3 Video Properties

When you click "Next" you will be taken to properties. A program like S3 Browser can help with uploading and setting content type.
  • Scroll down to "Metadata".
  • Under Headers, in the drop down pick "Content-Type" (Marked #1 Below).
  • For the value type "video/mp4" (Marked #2 Below).
  • Click Save (Marked #3 Below).
  • Click Next.



When you click "Next" you will be taken to a screen to review your video.
  • Click edit to check settings (Marked #1 Below).
  • Be sure the metadata says "video/mp4" (Marked #2 Below).
  • Click Upload (Marked #3 Below).


Now that permissions are set up, you need your link.
  • If you aren't on the correct video, click the video (Marked #1 Below).
On this screen, you'll see some of your video settings
  • Scroll down and copy the link under the word "Link" (Marked #1 Below).
  • If you need to, change Permissions and Properties (Marked #2 Below).


Adding to EverWebinar

Adding an External File EverWebinar

Now that you have the URL, go to EverWebinar.  Select a new Webinar, and you'll be taken to the Configuration Screen.  

  • Click the Pencil beside "Source of your Evergreen Webinar" (Marked #1 Below).
  • Click "An External Video File (Marked #2 Below).
  • Add the URL you got from Amazon S3 (Marked #3 Below).
  • Add the exact Duration of your video (Marked #4 Below).


Replace a Previous WebinarJam Session

You can also replace a previous WebinarJam session with an Amazon S3 Video.
  • Click the Pencil beside "Source of your Evergreen Webinar" (Marked #1 Below).
  • Click "A previous WebinarJam Live Session" (Marked #2 Below).
  • Choose the webinar and session (Marked #3 Below).



Save and next through the webinar, correcting any settings that need changing.

Edit Your EverWebinar

Go To "My Webinars" and choose the webinar you just set up with a previous session.

Change the video to External Video Source and replace with your Amazon S3 video.  

You may need to modify some of your live settings if your S3 video is a different length than your original video.