There are 2 ways you can upload your videos. Either via single upload or mass upload.

Single Upload to Spotlightr

Uploading a video directly to the Spotlightr is the only way we can guarantee performance as we don't have to rely on any unknown 3rd party networks and settings. While our hybrid hosting is a great option to have, we would always recommend you upload to Spotlightr for best and most consistent performance.

To upload a single video at a time, click on the New Video button from your Dashboard:

Single Video Upload

When you choose to upload to a file, you do have the option to upload either to our cloud storage or to your own Amazon S3 storage.

Upload to Spotlightr or Amazon S3 integration

Also please note that here you can also choose to secure your video via our HLS encryption by checking the box next to "Secure My Video". This encryption is available for both uploading to Spotlightr storage as well as uploading to your Amazon S3.

By using this option you will be taking advantage of our HLS segmentation encryption, which makes your video content extremely secure. It will render browser extensions and plugins useless. Further, even if someone does succeed in downloading a video file it is almost impossible to decrypt and watch.

Please note your video will be converted to .m3u8 format when encrypted. If you wish to keep your video in .mp4 then this option should be unchecked.

HLS Video Encryption Option


Uploading To Spotlightr

  • If you are uploading to Spotlightr, simply click on the "UPLOAD TO SPOTLIGHTR" button and select your file.

  • After the system validates the video you can name the video, add it to a group, and/or apply settings from another video.

  • Then click on SAVE & CONTINUE

Group and Copy Settings

For a better understanding of what is happening with your uploaded video in the background, please refer to the corresponding article - Uploading Process.

Uploading to Amazon S3

For complete instructions on setting up and integrating your Amazon S3 account, please refer to this article.


Mass Import

You also have the option to upload or link multiple videos at the same time. You can find this option from your "My Videos" Dashboard here:

Mass Import Videos

From there you have two options:

  1. Upload & Link - This will allow you to upload multiple videos at the same time or add multiple links from external sources, using our hybrid hosting.

  2. Import External - You can also import videos from Youtube, Wistia, and Vimeo.

If you are going to upload multiple videos, simply drag your videos to this field here:

Drag and Drop for Mass Import

After dragging them into the field, you will see your videos listed with their file names. You will also see your options to encrypt, group, copy settings, etc. Configure your options and then click on "Upload and Create Videos"

Mass Import Options

You will then notice that your videos uploading and processing:

Files Uploading and Processing

Once they are all uploaded the panel will automatically disappear, bringing you to your Dashboard where you can now see your uploaded videos.

Here you can see that only "video.mp4" has completely finished processing. You know this because it has the "lock" icon and the other 2 video do not have it yet. This means that the other 2 videos are still going through the processing and encoding process:

My Video Dashboard

If you click to edit one of the videos still processing, you will see this message in the top corner of the video editing page:

Videos Processing and Encoding

Once all of the video are completely done processing, you will see the "lock" icon next to it in the "My Videos" Dashboard:

Videos Done Processing

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