Adding Deliverable Content for your Product

In order to deliver your materials via ProductDyno you will first add them to your product inside ProductDyno.
(Remember: if you have Enabled External Content, this option will be unavailable here)

Your content can consist of audios, videos, images, text, PDFs and Zip files.  You can include deliverable content that you have already hosted online or you can upload deliverable content to your linked Amazon S3 or your FTP accounts.  See  Global Hosting Integrations on how to set these up. Once uploaded, access to these items is protected against unauthorized access - only logged in members can access this content


In this article:

  1. Already Hosted Content
    • Audio
    • Video
  2. Upload with ProductDyno
    1. Global Hosting Integration
      • Amazon S3
      • FTP
    2. Product Hosting Integration
    3. Adding Content
      • Add Audio
      • Add Video
      • Add Images
      • Add Text
      • Add File
      • Add Code
    4. Supporting Files for zip, PDF, etc

Already Hosted Content

If you have your audio or video already stored online, you can "link" to that from ProductDyno.  The access permissions, etc will need to be set so that these files are available via the URL you give, ie they will not be "protected content" within ProductDyno

Audio

Add the URL to the MP3 and/or OGG versions of the audio file as already stored online

Video

Add the URL of the video as already accessed online

You can use “Add File” component and provide all videos as downloadable option. But there is no automatic way (Most of the users use ProductDyno to protect videos)

Or that of the MP4 and/or it's Webm version


Upload with ProductDyno

You can upload your content to your own webspace (Amazon S3 or FTP) when setting up your product.  This ensures that access to your content is ONLY available to registered and logged in members of your ProductDyno product.  Obviously the only limit on size is set by your Amazon account

We recommend you link your ProductDyno account to  Amazon S3 - this will give fast, inexpensive access for your members to your videos, audios, reports, text, images, PDFs and zip files.  

You can also link to your hosting via FTP - we recommend you only do this if you are familiar with FTP.  The access will be slower and you do need to be sure you have sufficient "capacity" both in terms of storage and access (downloads) in your hosting plan. If you choose this option we recommend you set up a new FTP account exclusively for ProductDyno. 

Integrating with Your Online Storage

Global Hosting Integration

First, set up the appropriate integration(s) in your Global Integrations

Amazon S3 (Recommended Option)

You can integrate as many (or as few) Amazon S3 Buckets as you want - for example to have each product in a separate bucket - or all product contents in the same bucket.  Give each one a "NickName" so you can identify it within your ProductDyno account.  Copy and paste the Key and Secret Key from your Amazon Account.  If the buckets don't already exist, ProductDyno will create them.  NOTE: This is NOT to access already uploaded content.

Please Note: Amazon S3 sets a limit to the size of a file that can be uploaded "normally" to 1024MB (1GB) . If your file (audio or video) is larger, we suggest you split it into  "Parts" or use the Amazon S3 MultiPart Upload facility to upload it outside ProductDyno and the use the link to deliver your content inside ProductDyno. You can read more about this HERE

Your Own Hosting via FTP

We recommend you setup a new FTP account for ProductDyno's exclusive use - with it's own login credentials.  ProductDyno will "login" and upload your content to the assigned folder(s).  NOTE: This is NOT to access already uploaded content.  You should your settings using a file transfer program such as FileZilla.  If that program cannot connect using your settings, neither will ProductDyno.


Product Hosting Integration

For each product, you now can select where you want the contents stored.  

Just choose which of your Global File Hosting Integrations you want to be used for this product


Adding Content

Once you have set up your storage location options, you can start adding content...

Please note that you can add content that is not completely ready for public consumption by using the "Published" radio button

Just slide this to "off" when you add the content and your members won't see it.  

When you are ready to release it and add it to the members' accounts, just slide it to publish the content.


Add Audio

Use this method to upload your audio to your connected storage and have it protected by ProductDyno .  

Please Note: Amazon S3 sets a limit to the size of a file that can be uploaded "normally" to 1024MB (1GB) . If your file (audio or video) is larger, we suggest you split it into  "Parts" or use the Amazon S3 MultiPart Upload facility to upload it outside ProductDyno and the use the link to deliver your content inside ProductDyno. You can read more about this HERE

(For already hosted content please  CLICK HERE)

Note: if you upload your audio in only one format first - not doing the other format, maybe because you haven't gotten it ready - then come back to add the other one, be sure to hover over the existing audio and click EDIT to add the same audio in a different format (ie. don't add a new audio)

Add Video

There is the facility to upload your video in multiple formats.  This is to give as wide a coverage for your video as possible.  It is entirely your choice as to whether you choose to make use of the alternative formats for your video.  The video player automatically picks the video thumbnail to display to your members.

Use this method to upload your video to your connected storage and have it protected by ProductDyno . 

Please Note: Amazon S3 sets a limit to the size of a file that can be uploaded "normally" to 1024MB (1GB) . If your file (audio or video) is larger, we suggest you split it into  "Parts" or use the Amazon S3 MultiPart Upload facility to upload it outside ProductDyno and the use the link to deliver your content inside ProductDyno. You can read more about this HERE

(For already hosted content please  CLICK HERE)

Note: if you upload your video in only one format first - not doing the other format, maybe because you haven't gotten it ready - then come back to add the other one, be sure to hover over the existing video and click EDIT to add the same video in a different format


Add Image


Add Text

When you click on Add Text, a WYSIWYG editor pops up:

Type your text in here.   Please note: You will get very strange results if you paste already formatted text here.  If you are copying text that is already formatted, paste it into a plain text editor such as Notepad to strip out the formatting. Then copy it again before pasting into ProductDyno Text Editor.

You can add style, formatting,links, bullets, etc to this text

Don't forget to SAVE!


Add File

This is for PDFs, ZIPs, etc.  You upload the file and give the Link Text that will direct your member to access the file


Add Code

This can be any code you like - tracking pixels, embed codes for videos from Vidello, etc, etc

Just copy the code you would like added to your product in ProductDyno and paste it into the window:

Don't forget to SAVE!


Supporting Files

You also have the facility to add "supporting files" to your product.  

Please Note: 

  1. These files are hosted by us on our Amazon S3 so they will not appear on your server and there is a size limit of 10MB. To upload larger files, connect your own S3 or other file storage and use the "ADD FILE" feature
  2. These files are shown in the order you upload them and take the name of the file you upload - there is, as yet, not sort or rename facility.

Here you can upload additional materials such as ZIP, PDF and presentation slides, as well as Audio, video, and images.


REMEMBER: If you are planning on adding your product to a Collection, you have completed the Product Setup for now.  CONGRATULATIONS!   You can now go set up another product.

If this is to be a "Stand Alone" Product:

CLICK HERE for next step in the Quick Start Guide.....Customize

To set up a Collection:

CLICK HERE for next step in the Quick Start Guide.....Collections

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