This article provides instruction on publishing BLOX VMS video on demand assets in BLOX CMS, including creating video content via the content syndication feed within the CMS.

This article details how a broadcast station user can create a video item from a video capture box that is sending a video feed to the Blackbird editor.

This article details how a user can create a video item in the BLOX VMS Video Manager using a desktop browser. We recommend using either Chrome or Firefox browsers, but Safari and Edge are also supported.

This article describes how users with websites hosted on BLOX that are using Field59 for video hosting can upload videos to a Field59 account directly from BLOX.

Utility: Schedule Notification displays a customizable widget that can notify users of current BLOX VMS live events and the upcoming schedule for those events, or display a player according to the schedule. Here are the fields contained in the template: 

This document is a guide to setting up BLOX VMS live stream events and channels in the BLOX content management system, with a focus on items that need to be configured in order to more quickly publish in breaking news situations.

This article describes how to configure stream targets that allow the Field59 live cloud to act as a cloud encoder that publishes a live stream to a third-party destination such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter/Periscope, or other custom destinations.

Every organization does things differently, which is why it’s important that our customers can mix and match their CMS providers with BLOX VMS’s video systems. This flexibility gives our clients the most freedom to integrate online video within their existing web publishing workflows or as p…

Embed codes are quick and easy ways to view your video or playlist on your website. An embed code is a simple JavaScript tag that can be pasted into a body of a story or blog.

This article describes how to use the Trim Video feature to create a new video clip from a segment of an existing video. For the best experience using the Trim tool, we recommend using either the Chrome or Safari browsers.

BLOX VMS’s video and live streaming statistics are powered by Google Analytics. If you or your organization already have a Google Analytics account, tell us your Google Analytics ID number and we can add that to your BLOX VMS account and record to it. If you do not have an analytics account,…

The BLOX VMS Field59 API is a REST(ful) API. When making a request that requires XML, wrap all text in CDATA markup. All URLs should be URL-encoded. If a parameter is not available or is not in use, omit the node.

This article details how users can create a Live Channel containing multiple live stream events into a single live stream player. Through Live Channels, users can program their live stream schedule.

This article describes how to automatically publish videos to linked YouTube accounts. Publishing videos to YouTube is easy with your BLOX VMS account. BLOX VMS accounts can publish videos to YouTube on a per-video basis, so users can decide which videos to publish to YouTube, and to which Y…

MRSS is short for Media RSS, an extension of the RSS format used for syndicating multimedia files (audio, video, image) in RSS feeds. When you create a smart or manual playlist, a MRSS feed is automatically created. It follows a simple URL pattern pattern and uses the following elements:

This article covers how to use BLOX VMS to publish content to “Over-the-top” (OTT) apps, such as AppleTV, Roku, Amazon FireTV, and others.

Smart Playlists are set up based on specific pre-set criteria (Category and/or Keywords), and the playlist will automatically update when new videos with those criteria are uploaded. This allows users to “set it and forget it.” Create the playlist once, embed it, and never worry about updati…

This document will guide you through the process of setting up your Google Ad Manager (formerly known as DoubleClick for Publishers / Google Ad Manager) ad server to begin trafficking pre-roll, mid-roll, and post-roll to your BLOX VMS video content. This guide is intended only to assist in t…

This document provides technology and connectivity specifications for venues broadcasting a live stream with BLOX VMS and for users viewing those streams. Following these requirements should result in a clear video experience for viewers.

This article describes what information a customer needs to provide in order to store assets using Amazon Web Services, if the account does not wish to use the default BLOX VMS storage solution.

This article describes how users can replace a portion of video in the Blackbird editor with a still frame while retaining audio and caption tracks. Users should already be familiar with the basic functions of Blackbird before attempting the tasks detailed below. Click here to review the basic steps to create a video in Blackbird.

When you create a new Video or Live Event in BLOX VMS, you can upload a custom thumbnail at the time of creation. This is optional — The manager creates a default thumbnail for the video, and for a live event if no image is associated, a default image is provided.

There are a few different ways you can get video with captions into BLOX VMS. One is primarily for broadcasters using the Blackbird editor. For non-broadcasters, please see our articles discussing how to upload closed captions to the manager or how to create your own captions in the manager.

This article describes how to use BLOX VMS to manually create and edit closed captions. (If you already have embedded captions or a separate sidecar caption file, please see our article on how to upload captions.)

This article is a guide to uploading an already-prepared closed captions for on demand web videos using a desktop upload workflow.

The BLOX VMS (formerly Field59) API uses basic HTTP authentication. Not all requests require authentication, but those that do, require the username and password of the requesting user to be passed in the authorization header. Please make all requests through our secured domain:

To verify that the username and password you have are valid and authorized, check the status by making a GET request to this URL: