Control Panel — API Documentation

Welcome to the new Control Panel. If you are having trouble with any functionality, or have any feedback, we would appreciate a support ticket. Additionally, you can continue to use the old control panel until it is retired in March 2019.

ScaleEngine Documentation: Channel Streaming Account - File Browser


The Control Panel On-Demand File Browser page shows each Video File with details; double click selection adds content to your playlists. New content takes about 30 minutes to get indexed. Note that you must rename files that you re-upload. Our caching system will not update files that you have re-upped, unless you rename them as well.

File Browser

Field Output Description
Storage Drop down We default this to your main active storage.
Valid The file browser indexer displays valid content. MP4 videos, m4v and mp3 files that have valid encoding and duration data are shown, and you can confirm that your encoding is consistent. You can see files that are problematic by selecting All or Invalid. You cannot add files that have non-alphanumeric characters in the file name. Please just use letters, numbers and underscores in your file names.
Show Descriptions Displays title and description data. You can add this if you need to display currently playing content in your channel playlists, using the api.
Expand All Displays your full directory tree.
Filename Displays directory and file names. Expand directories to browse files.
Codec Displays detected codec of the file. Should be h264 for best results.
Dimensions Displays detected viewport height and width of video, and aspect ratio.
Bitrate Displays detected bitrate and profile of video. Consistent profiles and bitrates are key to good performance with channels and with VOD embeds.
Duration Displays detected duration of video or audio file.
FPS Displays detected frames per second of video. Consistent fps is another key to good performance with channels and with VOD embeds.