In this section, we explain how you can upload and import video source files from an HTTP server into your encoding.com account. The process is quite similar to FTP. You can specify the source location of your video in one of two ways. You can enter the path directly in the following format:
Or, you may prefer to specify each component of the path. Click the link below the textbox to reveal several input fields:
To upload a source video from an HTTP server, follow these steps:
1. Check the HTTP box to indicate HTTP as the source location type.
2. Enter the Login name and Password for your FTP account.
CONCERN: Why are there UN/PW fields for HTTP? Also, I can’t get this to work with the test server www.iloveencoding.com.
3. Enter the Host name. For example: www.iloveencoding.com
4. Enter the Path of the source video file. You must include all subdirectory names and the full name of the file—including the extension (e.g., .mov or .wmv). Be sure to include capitalization where necessary. An example might be /sourcevids/King_Lines.mov
5. Notice that the path in the textbox now corresponds to the entries you made.
6. After carefully reviewing all of your entries, click the Start Encoding button in the upper right corner of the page.
7. A new status page will appear, with indications that your source video is uploading to Encoding.com. If successful, you will see a small inset listing Information about your uploaded video.
8. If you receive error messages, then return to the Start a New Job page and ensure that you made all of your entries correctly.