See & Change Next Active and Next Replay Content

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On certain web videos, you’ll see active and next replay tags. The active image4.png tag means the content is the currently-broadcasting or most-recently broadcasted web video in a specific web channel (until it expires). That web video is what viewers will see anywhere you’ve placed the web channel embed code.

The next replay image19.png tag denotes which web video will be used for your next scheduled replay event. A replay event re-broadcasts a web video to viewers and needs to be created in the scheduler. Like active content, only one web video can be used for the next replay per web channel. To learn more about replay events, see Scheduling a Replay Event.  

One web video can have both the next replay and active tags.

You can change both the next replay and active content to make sure the content you want is available for viewers. You can also manually remove the active content from a web channel if you don't want any content to be broadcasting on-demand. 


Manage Active Content

What content is active?

There are two places you can see which content is active:

Only one web video per web channel can be tagged for active and next replay. If you only have one web channel, it’s quicker to go to the Web Videos tab and just take a look a the tags on the videos. If you have multiple web channels, you’ll see multiple tags on multiple videos. In that case, using the Web Channels page may be more efficient. 


See active content in the Web Videos tab

  1. Navigate to the Library > Web Videos. 
  2. Active content is denoted by the active tag image4.png below the video. Screen Shot 2022-07-08 at 9.49.47 AM.png
  3. To see the channel in which a video is stored, click the video. 
  4. The web channel is listed at the bottom of the page under the Web Channel heading. Screen Shot 2022-07-08 at 9.50.11 AM.png

See active content in the Web Channels page

  1. Navigate to Settings > Web Channels.
  2. Click the web channel you want to see active content for. 
  3. Under Content, see the active web video’s title. If you have multiple videos with the same name, compare with the videos in your Web Videos tab to make sure you have the one you want.  Screen Shot 2022-07-08 at 9.50.33 AM.png

Change the active content

When you broadcast an event to your viewers, it automatically becomes the active content in its web channel. You can change the active content by:

  • Scheduling an Event. When the web video broadcasts, it will automatically become the new active content.
  • Manually starting a new web video. You can immediately start a new web video, which will make it the active content.
  • Trimming a video.When trimming a video, you can toggle on “Set Trimmed Web Video as Active,” which will make the trimmed video the active content. 

Remove the active content

When you broadcast an event to your viewers, it automatically becomes the active content in its web channel. Removing the active content will make it so your embed options show content as unavailable. 

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If you remove the active content from a web channel, no content will be active or viewable on that web channel until the next web video broadcasts. 

For example, if you want your viewers to watch your broadcasts live and not have them available for on-demand viewing after the event, remove the active content. Nothing will be available to view until the next web video broadcasts. 

To remove active content from a web channel:

  1. Navigate to Settings > Web Channels.
  2. Click the web channel you want to remove active content from.
  3. Under Content > Active, click the Remove button.  Screen Shot 2022-07-08 at 9.26.11 AM.png
  4. In the modal that appears, click Remove Active Content
  5. The content will no longer be active and nothing will be broadcast from that web channel until the next web video broadcasts.

Once another web video broadcasts to that web channel, it will become the active content and be available on-demand for viewers. 


Manage Next Replay Content

What content will be used for the next replay?

There are two places you can see which content will be used for the next scheduled replay event:


See next replay content in the Web Videos tab

  1. Navigate to the Library > Web Videos. 
  2. The web video to be used for the next replay event is denoted by the next replay tag image19.png. Screen Shot 2022-07-08 at 9.52.42 AM.png
  3. To see which web channel a given video with the next replay tag is stored in, click the video. 
  4. The web channel will be at the bottom of the page under the Web Channel heading. Screen Shot 2022-07-08 at 9.50.11 AM.png

See next replay content in the Web Channels page

  1. Navigate to Settings > Web Channels.
  2. Click the web channel you want to see active content for. 
  3. Under Content, see the next replay web video. Screen Shot 2022-07-08 at 9.53.28 AM.png

Change the next replay content

When you broadcast an event to your viewers, it automatically becomes the video that will be used for your next replay event within a specific web channel. You can select a different video for your next replay by manually starting a new web video and selecting its playout behavior as use for the next sim-live event. You can also choose a video for the next replay by trimming an existing web video


Use a manual start to change next replay content without changing the active content

You can set aside a web video for a replay event and not override active content by manually starting a web video from an encoder video.

  1. Navigate to Library > Encoder Videos.
  2. Hover over the video you want to set aside for the next replay event and click the actions icon image2.png > Start a Web Video. image9.png
  3. Give the web video a name.
  4. Choose the web channel and web preset.
  5. Leave the start cue as Start of Event and end cue as End of Event to use the entire video. If you want to broadcast a smaller section of the video, create cues and then use them as the start and stop positions. image6.png

Cues are timestamped markers that allow you to pinpoint when certain events in your videos occur. You can also use them to section videos when trimming or starting web videos. To learn more about adding cues, see Add Cues to a Video.

  1. Choose Faster than realtime (ASAP), use for next scheduled sim-live as the playout behavior. This will set aside the video for the next replay event without overriding the active content on the web channel. image3.png
  2. Add social media destinations (if any).
  3. Click Start.
  4. The new web video now has the next replay tag image19.png but not the active tag image4.png. It will be used for your next scheduled replay event. When it broadcasts, it will become the active content on the web channel. image12.png

Using trim to change next replay content 

You can also set aside content for the next replay event without overriding the current active content on the web channel. However, once the content replays it will become the active content.

  1. Navigate to Library > Web Videos
  2. Click the video you want to trim.
  3. Click the actions icon image2.pngTrim Video Screen Shot 2022-07-08 at 9.55.18 AM.png
  4. Give the new video a name.
  5. Leave the start cue as Start of Event and end cue as End of Event.
  6. Do not select Set Trimmed Web Video as Active. image11.png
  7. Click Create Video.

The video will now only be used for the next replay event and have no active tag image4.png. This video will be used for the next scheduled replay event from the associated web channel but won’t be the active content on that channel until it broadcasts.  image5.png

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