Storing Video and Other Large Files

How to upload, preview and download large files including video in OpenAsset

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Written by CJ Teeter
Updated over a week ago

There is no limit to the size of the files you can upload to OpenAsset. If your company stores large digital assets like video files on your network, these could also be stored in OpenAsset alongside your image assets. This will enable you to organise your video content by projects, tag them with keywords and share them with users across your organization.

For our full list of supported file formats, click here.

Storing Video Files

Video files can be uploaded to OpenAsset in exactly the same way as image files. Simply select the 'Upload' icon from the header, then drag your video file onto the page or select your file using the menu.

Watch the video below for a quick overview of this process, or read this article for a step-by-step guide to uploading files.

Once the file has processed, OpenAsset will select a still from the video for the file thumbnail.

Previewing Video Files

You can access video files by searching for 'video' and selecting File Type > Video. You can also search for individual file formats such as .MOV or .MP4.

This will display all videos in your system. You could then narrow down your search by adding project keywords.

When you select a file, you can preview the video from the File Information page using the video player. 

Downloading Video Files

Video files can be downloaded the same way as image files. You can do this from the File Information page by selecting the relevant file size from the 'Sizes' tab.

Or you can download it from the Files page by selecting the file and clicking the 'Download' icon from the action menu.

From the following screen, select the file size and click 'Start Downloading'. By default, the size 'Original' will be available.

To download additional video file sizes, these must be enabled in your settings. If you are a system administrator, you can do this by navigating to Settings > File Conversion > Image Sizes.

Video file sizes that are not enabled will have 'No' listed in the 'Zip' column. Select 'Edit' for the file size that you wish to add to your system.

Then enable the 'Use for Zip' checkbox.

Note: files over 2GB must be downloaded individually from the File Information page.

For more information about downloading files, click here.

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