If you have programs that might interest other stations, we can set up an area for your uploading your show(s). Please see details for uploading at http://www.pegmedia.org/index.php?q=node/17. This step must be completed before you try to upload. Otherwise we have no place to put the content.
For uploading your content, use FTP via our ftp server. Before you can upload your show episodes, you must give us information to set the show up. Please see http://www.pegmedia.org/index.php?q=node/17 for details. You will receive an automatic email back when the show folder has been set up. IF YOU HAVE NO ACTIVE SHOW FOLDER (ONE HAS NOT BEEN SET UP), YOU WILL NOT HAVE AN FTP ACCOUNT YET AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO LOGON. Once you have the show folder set up, proceed with the following procedure.
The FTP is accessed via the following:
We highly recommend using the ftp program Filezilla. It’s free and you can download a copy at http://filezilla-project.org/download.php. Filezilla is particularly nice since it allows you to queue up multiple downloads which will execute in order and you don't have to be around to restart each one.
OPENING YOUR SHOW FOLDER
When you connect to the FTP site, you should see a folder called "Your Show Upload Area". Shows cannot be uploading into that folder. However, there should be a folder withing the upload area for each show you have on PegMedia. Open the folder for the show and then upload your show episodes into that folder.
If you get a 550 error on uploading, you probably are not uploading into your show's folder.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON UPLOADING VIA FILEZILLA (Connection Closing):
If you are using Filezilla as a client, it will open two connections, one for commands, such as looking at directories, and a second for your transfer. If you are transferring and do no other operations, you will see your command connection close. This is OK. The transfer should continue fine. The command connection will reopen when necessary. This has confused some producers because it's not obvious, but is not a need for concern.
OPTIMIZING YOUR FILEZILLA CLIENT FOR EFFICIENT UPLOADS
The PegMedia Server has high bandwidth and can support multiple connections from many users.
Uploads usually occur at close to the maximum current bandwidth of the client's broadband connection. However, if one user trys to upload multiple files simultaneously in parallel, the upload time for all the files is usually longer than the upload time if they were uploaded sequentially (one at a time).
Most good FTP clients allow you to configure the number of simultaneous download and upload connections. The optimum number to limit is one download and one upload. Also, most clients allow you to queue up a list of files for upload so you can be away from your machine overnight or for several hours and files will automatically be downloaded.
To configure FileZilla, in the menu at the top:
OTHER FTP CLIENTS
If you are using an FTP client other than FileZilla, your client should have similar settings to those above for FileZilla.
AFTER YOU HAVE UPLOADED YOUR FILE
Once you have uploaded your file to the server, it is put into holding area. When you are satisfied that the episode is uploaded completely and named appropriately, you can include it as an episode in your show folder. To do that, go to your show on PegMedia.org by clicking on the show name in Quick list of all shows.
If your file has uploaded properly, you should see a header on your show description that says:
Attention Show Producer: This show has hold episode files. Please click here to view and/or process.
Click that link and you will be guided through the process of making an episode out of that file or replacing the file in a current episode.
Once a show is made into an episode, it will disappear from the show folder since it will have been moved to the media server.
If you see a show in your upload area, but don't see it active when you go to your show detail web page, either it is still uploading or is not an mpeg file with a .mpg or .mpeg extension. Files with extensions such as .m2v, avi, and .mov are not valid on PegMedia.
TURNING OFF "HIDE" WHEN YOUR SHOW IS READY FOR STATIONS TO DOWNLOAD
When your show is first set up, we will also have checked the "Hide" check box for the show so it's not yet visible to stations until you have content up and ready for download and you have made sure all your descriptions are accurate.
Once you're ready to make the show public, go to "Quick List of All Shows", click on your show to bring up the show detail page (don't go to an episode, but to the show page). At the bottom of the show description, you will see a link for Producer Show Edit. Click that link to get to the show edit page. Uncheck the "Hide" check box. Click the Save button and your show will be public.
Note: If your show is hidden and you are logged on as a PegMedia user other than the one set up as producer of the show, you won't see the show at all. Make sure you are first logged on as the producer.