Why need Ultra Video Gallery?
Video clip is everywhere in our world, you can take it by your home digital camera / computer camera / mobile phone, you can get it from your DVD or VCD disk, you can record your screen by screen recorder softwares to make learning courses, you can find favorite videos on Youtube or other video community websites, but it may not be an easy job to share videos in various formats on your DotNetNuke website.
A common experience is to upload videos to Youtube and embed it back to your website, this may be a possible solution if you have only 1 or 2 videos, but it won’t work if you have numerous videos to publish.
Is there a better solution? Yes, the most-widely adopted DotNetNuke video gallery module, Ultra Video Gallery, allows you to create mini Youtube-style website on DotNetNuke since 2007.
What can Ultra Video Gallery do?
major purpose of UVG can be divided to 3 parts.
Allow site users to add new videos: UVG accepts videos in many ways, you can upload videos from your local computer, or add videos from internet URL or a Youtube page, it even allows you to record live videos from webcam when work together with Flash Media Server .
Encode uploaded videos for internet usage: Similar to Youtube, UVG allows you to upload videos in any popular formats, , once uploaded, UVG encode them to FLV or MP4 format with H264 encoding, both formats are specially designed for internet usage with a good balance of video quality and bandwidth cost.
Browse and play videos: UVG allows your visitors to easily find desired videos and watch it, our player works on mobile devices like iPhone/iPad, users can easily share a video on Facebook, Twitter and many other social websites.
Generally speaking, most common video formats that you can imagine are supported by UVG, below is an incomplete list.
Microsoft WMV 1/2/3
.wmv, .wm, .asf
Mpeg-2 encoded DVD video
.mpg, .mpeg, .mpe
Mobile phone video format
What's new in UVG 5?
Ultra Video Gallery 5 comes with many important enhancements to extend its usability, below is a quick preview.
- Video library
UVG 5 allows you to create multiple video libraries in each portal. A library is a set of videos with its unique categories, series and videos.
- Multiple category selection
UVG 5 allows videos to be added to multiple categories.
- Video encoding queue
Once a video is uploaded, it’s appended to the end of the encoding queue and the user is not required to wait for the completion of encoding, this change greatly reduce your time to upload bulk videos.
- Enhanced encoding engine
The video encoding engine is enhanced to better support latest video encoding standards.
- RadUpload support
The prior versions of UVG use a 3rd party component, NeatUpload, to offer video upload progress, since UVG 5, it automatically switch to RadUpload when work on DNN 6.x.
- Enhanced UVG_VideoList
We fully rewrote UVG_VideoList, the main video listing module. The new version allows your visitors to easily filter videos by category, date added, tags … etc.
- Fully works on iPhone/iPad
UVG automatically detects client device and use HTML 5 to play videos/audios on iPhone/iPad, even the video player is embedded to other websites.
- Video subtitle
UVG now support subtitles in .srt or .vtt format. If you use UVG to host movies, or you just wish to add some text description to your video. This feature greatly helps you.
Features that make UVG unique
UVG is not a simple module, instead it is a complete, enterprise-level video gallery solution with 20+ DNN modules and desktop applications which allows you to build Youtube-like website on DotNetNuke.
Work with most modern DNN version
UVG is designed to work in all DNN 4.5+ websites, including DNN 4.5.x, 4.6.x, 4.7.x, 4.8.x, 4.9.x, 5.0.x, 5.1.x, 5.2.x, 5.3.x, 5.4.x, 5.5.x, 5.6.x, 6.0.x, 6.1.x, 6.2.x. And it is expected to work in any future DNN versions.
Multiple libraries per portal
UVG 5 allows you to create multiple libraries per portal, each library has its unique categories and videos so you can use UVG on many places of a DNN portal without interfering.
Admin users can setup multiple categories in each library, a video can be added to one or more categories.
Video encoding engine
UVG use same technology as Youtube, when you upload a video, UVG put it into the encoding queue and finally encode it to Flash Video(.flv) or H264(.mp4) format, the encoding process is fast, it takes only a few seconds to convert a short video, flv and H264 are the most popular video formats for internet video distribution.
This feature enhance your user experience to a whole new level, H264 is a video codec standard which can be used to generate videos in extremely high quality at substantially lower bit rates, when use H264 encoding UVG allows you to encode videos to HD 720P or even 1080P.
Flexible encoding strategy
UVG encodes each video to a low quality version and a high quality version, admin users can use UVG_Setup module to alter the encoding method and video resolution.
UVG's video encoding stratege has a dedicated H.264 Baseline profile option, which generates mp4 videos that work on iPhone/iPad.
Various ways to add videos
Beside the ability to upload videos, you can also add videos from an internet URL or embed code offered by youtube or any other video websites
Live video recording
When work with Flash Media Server together, UVG is able to record live videos from your webcam and publish it with RTMP protocal.
To do online video encoding, you must pass the permission check in UVG_Setup module, if you are not able the pass the permission check, you can use our client application, UVG Converter, to encode and upload videos.
Easily browse videos
Our video browser allows your visitors to filter videos with many options to easily find desired videos, when click on a video UVG redirects to another DNN page to watch it in UVG_VideoPlayer module.
Flash video player + HTML 5 video player
Videos are played in our own flash video player, our
player offers the ability to quickly, smoothly playback your
videos with an well designed user interface. When the client use a iPhone/iPad it automatically switch to HTML 5 video player with an extreme similar appearance.
UVG allows you to upload a .srt or .vtt format subtitle for each video, the subtitle is displayed above the control bar like below screenshot.
Flash audio player + HTML 5 audio player
UVG allows you to upload mp3 audios, audios are played in our own flash player with a nice equalizer effect.
Play in lightbox window
You can optionally choose to play videos in a lightbox window.
User interface customization
You may have your own web
design and business requirements, our flash player offers many options to set
colors, transparence, size and behaviors(like auto play), you can fully customize
it to meet your web design.
The media center module allows you to build a one-page video gallery based on specific criterias.
Flexible video listing
UVG offers many listing modules to build various kinds of video listings, for example, most recent videos of current portal, popular videos of a library, top rated videos of current usre, related videos of current playing one....
Like Youtube and other video community websites, related videos, like videos with common tags, videos from same author, or videos in same series, can be displayed when watch a video.
Admin users can set the maximum charactors of each comment.
UVG 5 offers many ways to share a video on social websites. Besides, it offers a like/dislike feature to rate videos.
Flag video as inappropriate
If inappropriate video is added to your website, visitors can click a button to flag it due to given reason, an email notification is sent to video managers.
You can optionally turn on the approval process so all videos must be approved by video managers.
Video Series is a group of videos, the most popular scenario is online movie or TV play, which contains multiple episodes, you can group these episodes in a series so visitors can easily watch them.
Our latest tag picker allows you to easily enter new tags or choose existing tags from auto completion list, you can use tags to create relationships between your videos.
Animated .gif screenshot
UVG is able to automatically capture a multi-frame .gif screenshot for each video uploaded, if you prefer you can also let it to capture a 1-frame static jpg screenshot.
Advertisement (Commercial) support
This feature allows you to benefit from your website, you can display 4 kinds of commercials in UVG video player: Preroll, Postroll, Background & BottomThird. Our video player play your commercials before/after/together with your video content.
The new UVG_Setup module helps you to quickly setup and config UVG. It lists issues that need to be corrected and you just need to click the "Fix it" links to fix them.
When upload videos, UVG automatically detects your DNN version and choose appropriate upload component to offer a graphical upload progress bar. When work on DNN 6.x it use RadUpload which is a part of DNN 6, when work on DNN 4.x and 5.x it use a 3rd party library, NeatUpload.
When add videos from a Youtube URL or embed code, UVG actually re-generate the embed code to ensure all Youtube videos have a exactly same appearance, admin users can use UVG_Setup module to customize the appearance of Youtube player.
Amazon Simple Storage Service integration
UVG can be seamlessly integrated with Amazon S3, so you can securely store your videos in datacenters of amazon to save your disk space and bandwidth cost.
CloudFront is a new service from Amazon, this feature allows your site visitors in any continent to watch your videos from nearest server location
View permisson control
Video managers can set view permssion by DNN roles on both category and video level, you can use this feature together with DNN role subscription to sell your videos.
UVG use DNN's ClientAPI service to provide Ajax feature in various parts of this product, which brings you more smart and cool user interface effect.
completely localization, every text strings, even in the flash
player, are localizable, in the user guide you can find a detailed explaination.
Watermark & TV Logo
Display a watermark text of image logo above your videos to show your copyright info, you can specify your watermark text in HTML format and the
position you'd like to place.
Sample and Trial
To explore what UVG can do, visit http://www.bizmodules.net to watch our sample videos, or click HERE to download a trial version, fell free to try it before you buy.
The only difference between Standard Edition and Professional Edition is H264 encoding, which is supported by UVG Professional but not UVG Standard, UVG Standard Edition allows you to use FLV encoding only.
Single Use License
Single Use License
Multi Use License
Multi Use License + Source
|Full feature support
||Except H264 encoding
||Can be used on single DNN instance, which may host multiple portals.
||Can be used on multiple DNN instances directly owned and operated by same one, either an individual or entity.
||Yes (including flash source)
Should you have any questions about our licencing please contact us.
UVG comes with a well-documented user guide in PDF format, click HERE to download it.
Users who bought UVG 4.x after March 1st 2012 are eligible for free upgrade, other users can get upgrade discount based on your order date, visit our license upgrade program to check your upgrade discount.
Our license upgrade program also allows you to upgrade from one license to another, for example: upgrade from Standard Edition single use license to Professional Edition single use license, or upgrade from single use license to multi use license.