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Select and prepare media files

You can directly upload images, documents and audio files. Videos must be uploaded to your YouTube channel before you can use them within the Cultural Institute platform.

Supported media formats & requirements

The Cultural Institute platform accepts a variety of media types. Use the table below as a guide to the accepted formats:

Format Requirements
Images
  • JPEG, non-animated GIF, PNG, single-image TIFF
  • 2500+ pixels on the shortest side of the image (4000+ pixels recommended)
  • No more than 50 MB or 100 megapixels
  • No borders
  • No watermarks
YouTube Videos
  • Videos must be uploaded to YouTube
  • YouTube supports a range of formats including MP4, AVI, WMV and FLV
Audio Clips
  • MP3 or WAV format
  • No more than 50 MB (for audio items) or 10 MB (for audio captions)
Documents
  • Must be submitted as scanned page images
  • Follow same format and resolution as images

 

Please only upload content you have the right to upload, and ensure that all content uploaded complies with the appropriate Terms of Service and Content Policies

Images, documents and audio

We recommend you gather all the media files you want to add to your account. Once the files are selected, make sure that:

  • Your file formats are accepted and images are in the correct resolution
  • The uploaded media files have file names that match those provided in the metadata file. This is important because you cannot directly rename files uploaded through the Google Developers Console. To make changes to file names after items are uploaded, you would either need to re-upload them or re-import the metadata file with the corrected name

Please only upload content you have the right to upload, and ensure that all content uploaded complies with the appropriate Terms of Service and Content Policies

Videos

Videos must be uploaded to your YouTube channel. We encourage you to upload testimonials, news footage, and other relevant video content.

  1. If you don't already have one, create a dedicated YouTube Channel
  2. Upload your videos to that channel
  3. Once upload is successful, take note of your YouTube video IDs, as you will need to specify these in the  metadata file in the next step. For example, the YouTube video ID for www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-TxebxUD54 would be:
    q-TxebxUD54

 

Important tips for video media:

  • Make sure you own or have the rights to use any content you upload to YouTube. This includes soundtracks.
  • Use a YouTube supported format e.g. MP4, AVI, WMV or FLV
  • Ensure the privacy setting of your videos is either "public" or "unlisted", and that embedding is enabled (default setting)
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