Installing Video Publisher

Introduction

Video Publisher is a Windows desktop application allowing you to make, edit, manage and share videos. You can use the program standalone with a web cam, or use it to browse recordings on TV Server and HD Encoder hardware appliances.

NOTE. The program is also a required component for Encoded Media's Screencast product.

Download

Video Publisher and Screencast users should first  download the required setup application.

Once the download has completed, double-click the setup icon to begin the installation process.

At the very beginning of the setup process, you may see a User Account Control message similar to the one shown below. This is perfectly normal, and merely provides reassurance that the program you have downloaded is legitimate:

If you can see  ENCODED MEDIA (UK) LIMITED as the verified publisher press the Yes button to continue.

Setup

When the initial setup wizard page appears, click the Next button to review the terms of the Encoded Media software licensing agreement. If you agree to the stated terms, click the I accept the agreement radio button and then click Next again.

On the User Information wizard page, enter your name or department in the User Name field, together with (optionally) a company in the Organization field. Type or copy and paste your Video Publisher license key into the Serial Number field:

If the license key is current and valid, click the Next button to continue. In the event the key is invalid, the button will remain greyed out (i.e. disabled) and you should contact your authorised reseller or Encoded Media to resolve the issue.

On the Select Destination Location page, choose a folder where Video Publisher should be installed. For fresh installs, the default location is within an EMPub folder on the storage device with the largest amount of free space; in the case of an existing installation (e.g. when upgrading), the folder in current use will be selected for you. Click Next to accept the folder location shown and continue, or click Browse to select a new destination first:

If the setup process detects you have an existing installation, the subsequent page will ask you whether you wish to perform an Upgrade Install (leave all your settings, profiles, remote server definitions and so on in place, and copy over the application only) or a Fresh Install (start over):

On the Custom Settings page you must select where Video Publisher should store its recordings, typically on whichever local storage device has the greatest capacity.

If you're installing the application as a framework for Screencast, the location of this folder is of secondary importance and you can safely accept the default location. If you are planning to use Video Publisher to create content, in addition to selecting a destination folder you should also tick Windows Media Player and Windows Media Encoder if they are not preexisting on the target system:

The penultimate page of the setup process allows you to Select Additional Tasks such as creating icons and adjusting Windows file permissions. You can Use the Reset file and folder permissions in the content folder option as a troubleshooting measure to revert changes from a prior installation or user:

On the final Ready To Install page, a summary is presented which shows the various choices you have made, and the steps the setup program will make when you finally click Install. When completed, you should see a success page as below:

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