In order to be able to use the Video plug-in after installing it (see Installation) you must configure it correctly with the values needed to access and use various external services:

  • Amazon Elastic Transcoder

  • Amazon S3

  • Amazon Cloudfront

The configuration settings need to be made in the following places:

  • The Content Engine's common configuration layer (see Configuring The Content Engine for general information about Escenic configuration layers).

  • Your publications' application configuration layers. An application configuration layer works in more or less the same way as other Content Engine configuration layers, but it is publication-specific.

  • One or more transcoder configuration files. These are XML files containing details of the Elastic Transcoder pipelines and presets to be used by your publications.

  • Your publication's section parameters

  • Your publications' content-type resource files (see The Publication Resources for general information about Escenic resource files).

While you are working on the configuration, it is a good idea to set the Content Engine logging level to DEBUG for the video plug-in. This will ensure that you get detailed information in the log file. Once the system is correctly configured you can set the logging level back to the default level. To change the logging level open a browser and go the escenic-admin application's Logging Levels page. Set the category to the level you require (for example, DEBUG). For general information about setting logging levels, see Logging.