Uploading Video

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Supported Formats

AdvertServe allows you to upload video files up to 200 MB in size in any of the following formats:

  • 3GP
  • F4V
  • M4V
  • MOV
  • MP4
  • MPG
  • WMV

Video Encoding and Output

Videos are automatically encoded using the H.264 main profile and will be output at up to 720p HD resolution
with double-pass rendering for optimal quality and playback speed. All of the above video formats will also be
transcoded to MP4 format. This is the optimal choice for the web because MP4 is supported by all browsers
with HTML5 video capability.

CDN Pricing

When you upload videos to AdvertServe they are automatically deployed to our premium CDN. This ensures
that your videos will play smoothly for visitors throughout North America, Europe, South America, Asia and Oceania.
Just as we bill you for served impressions each month you will be billed an additional fee for your video
bandwidth usage. Pricing is $0.03/GB for North America & Europe and $0.07/GB for South America, Asia & Oceania.
There is no minimum commitment so you pay only for your actual video bandwidth usage.

Uploading Video

Upload your video file is a very simple process as it can be done from within your AdvertServe control panel.

Uploading Video

  1. Click on the Media icon in the main tool bar
  2. Next click on Videos in the left navigation menu and then click on Browse
  3. Finally you can click on the Upload New Video button to upload your video

You will then be presented with a screen that looks like the following:

Uploading Video

  1. Select the 3GP, F4V, M4V, MOV or MP4 file from your computer
  2. Choose an Advertiser to associate with the video
  3. Optionally enter some keywords to tag the video
  4. Press the Upload Video button

Once you have done that your video will be queued for encoding and when that process completes
it will be uploaded to our premium CDN.

You can go back to the Videos > Browse page to keep checking on its status.
However, the system will actually e-mail you when it is ready. That e-mail will go
to the e-mail address in your account settings, which you can view by clicking on the
My Account icon in the main tool bar.

Once your video is ready you can click on the thumbnail image that was captured
from it to preview it in your browser.

Monitoring Usage

You can monitor your video bandwidth usage by clicking on Videos > Usage
in the left navigation menu:

Monitoring Bandwidth Usage

As you can see it also provides you with an estimated cost, but please note these
estimates can be up to 24 hours behind real-time so they may not include charges for the current

What’s Next?

Now that you have a video uploaded to AdvertServe you might be wondering what you can
do with it?
You can create a VAST pre-roll
or you could create an in-banner video
with it. It’s also possible to add a video to a pushdown banner, which is great way to
enhance performance of masthead placements!

Start Your Free Trial

Interested in giving AdvertServe a spin? Check out our demo page take a look at our interface and get an overview of the ad management process. When you’re ready, sign up for your free 30 day trial¬†

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Bill W.