What is FileCatalyst

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Eliminate slow file transfers with the FileCatalyst platform, enabling files of any size or format to be sent at blazing speeds of up to 10 Gbps across global networks.

Context menu

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The context menu is available while browsing your folders and files, it offers action related to a specific file or folder. Right click a file or folder to open the context menu, and see the available actions.

Folder context menu

  • Open: Open the folder (same as left click)
  • Edit: Edit the folder name
  • Copy: Copy the folder to a different location within MediaLab
  • Move: Move the folder to a different location within MediaLab
  • Delete: Delete the entire folder including its contents (deleted folders and files are moved to trash before being deleted permanently)

File context menu

  • Open: Open the file
  • Info: Show file information
  • Edit: Edit the file name, description and meta data
  • Download: Download the source file
  • Copy: Copy the file to a different location within MediaLab
  • Move: Move the file to a different location within MediaLab
  • Delete: Delete the file (deleted files and folders are moved to the trash before being deleted permanently)
  • Edit thumbnail: Edit or replace the generated thumbnail (more info)
  • Re-create: Re-create the file (more info)
  • Embed: Get the file’s embed code or link (more info)
  • Share: Share the file via email or link
  • Push: Push the file over FTP (more info)
  • Add to playlist: Add the file to a playlist
  • Statistics: Show the statistics for this file

Embed files

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Embed a file

With this feature users can embed their files via MediaLab, so there is no need to re-upload your files to anywhere else. There are multiple ways to embed your file:

  • Iframe with player: This will provide you with a snippet of HTML code which you can use to include media on your site.
  • Theater page: This link will include the full theater page, which can be used in iFrames or redirects.
  • Social media: Use this link to share your file on social media.
  • Preview: This URL will display the file’s preview
  • Thumbnail: This URL will display the file’s preview
  • File: This URL will display the file’s source

Edit thumbnail

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Generated thumbnails

MediaLab automatically generates thumbnails for all uploaded files, these generated thumbnails aren’t always perfect. In example, take this image and it’s generated thumbnail:

Original image

Generated thumbnail

Customizing thumbnails

For this reason MediaLab offers users the ability to edit or replace the thumbnail of all the files in your Lab. The easiest way to open the thumbnail editor is through the context menu of the file you wish to edit.

Find the file for which you wish to change the thumbnail

Right click on a file to open the context menu

Next click on “Edit thumbnail” to open the thumbnail editor

The thumbnail editor

With the thumbnail editor you can choose to either create a new thumbnail using the original image, or upload a separate image which will be used as thumbnail.

  1. Current thumbnail: At the top of this screen you’ll find a reference of the thumbnail.
  2. Upload new thumbnail: If you’d like to use a separate image for the thumbnail click the “Choose file” button and choose the image image you’d like to use.
  3. Create thumbnail: To start editing the thumbnail click on the “Create Thumbnail” button. In this screen you can move and resize the blue square, everything inside the blue lines will become the new thumbnail.
  4. Submit: Once you’re satisfied, click “Submit” and find your file to witness the newly created thumbnail in all its glory.

How can I share a file on Facebook / Twitter?

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The best way to share a file on social media is using the theater link. To find the theater link, first open the file in MediaLab. Then go to Share > Embed and find the link labeled “Theater page”.

The theater page is a public link to view a video, picture or audio. It uses the same layout as the share page so it can be branded with a custom background image (see this page for more info).

When sharing the theater page of a video or audio file on Facebook, Facebook will automatically recognize it and offer an embedded player in your timeline.

If you want to share a video or audio file on your own website, you can also embed the player directly.

How can I embed a video on my own website?

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To embed a video on your own website, first open the file in MediaLab, then go to File > Embed to find the embed codes (check here for more info).

Embedding a full player

If you want to embed our MediaLab player on your website, select the first embed code labeled “Iframe with video player”. You can simply copy/paste this code in your own website. If you want to change the width and/or height of the player on your website, look for the two variables called “width” and “height”. You can increase/decrease these values to change the size of the player.

Using your own player

If you prefer a self-hosted or custom player, you can use the the “MP4 file” and “Thumbnail” embed codes to load the video and preview files from MediaLab in your own player.

Embed a video on Facebook

Using the theater link, you can embed a video or audio player on your Facebook timeline. For more information, see “How can I share a file on Facebook / Twitter?”

Broadcasters & Media companies

MediaLab allows you to uploaddownload and share all types of video files in a fast and secure way, no matter what size. You can set up an automated workflow to allow producers to upload their formats to you, which will be delivered straight to your delivery platform.

Content Creators

A reliable media sharing tool is of the essence when it comes to meeting budgets and deadlines in the media industry. Together with features such as video sharingvideo previews and commenting, MediaLab makes this possible.

Corporations & Brands

MediaLab provides centralized storage for important assets such as artwork, product photography, instruction videos, audio and logos. Our tool makes it possible to organize, control and maintain your brand consistency.