Tip: Add a password so your channel is secure

Posted by on Apr 23, 2008 in Tips for use | 16 comments

When you first create a channel in WorldTV you do not need to enter a password to access the channel editor. You simply visit your Editor URL which we send you by e-mail.

This works fine for many people but is really not very secure.  We strongly recommend people add a password so that other people can’t mess with your channel.

It’s easy to do, simply visit Channel Settings and look for the option which says “Use password to access the Editor”. You’ll find it on the Channel tab.

Adding a password (aka ‘secret word’) is especially important for channels that are set to public.

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Tip: Make your channel public

Posted by on Apr 15, 2008 in Tips for use | 7 comments

Have you made a cool channel? Want the World to see it?

When you create a channel in WorldTV it is not public by default. This means it will not appear on the WorldTV World page. If you’ve been wondering why your channel does not appear on this page, this is almost certainly the reason.

Simply go into your Editor page and look under Channel Settings. On the Channel tab you should see a checkbox which says ‘List Channel Publicly’. Tick this box and you’re done.

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Tip: Embed your WorldTV Channel in a web page

Posted by on Mar 4, 2008 in Tips for use | 5 comments

ZonatrekIf you have your own website, why not embed your WorldTV Channel in a page on your site? It’s easy to do.

A couple of WorldTV users have already done this – Hi Fashion TV and Zonatrek.

If you do this for your channel, drop us a line… we’ll help promote it!

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Tip: Link your logo to your site or another channel

Posted by on Mar 1, 2008 in Tips for use | 2 comments

A lesser known feature lets you turn your logo into a link. This link can be to any website.

Some people use this to link their channel back to their website. Others are linking one channel to another channel!

While the latter is something we hadn’t thought of, we encourage experimentation at WorldTV, and a logo link is a simple way you can drive traffic to other places.

The way to do it is simple. Go into Channel Settings and look for the Logo section. Here you can enter a web address for your link. You can also specify the text that appears when someone hovers their mouse over your logo. This is called ToolTip text.

(I wonder what someone from the 18th Century reading these instructions would make of them?)

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Tip: Mixing it up with different sources

Posted by on Nov 20, 2007 in Tips for use | 4 comments

WorldTV lets you bookmark and playlist video from a range of supported sites. These go far beyond the well known sites supported by our search feature.

We suggest exploring the ‘Add clip by url’ tab (in the Editor) to see the sites that you can paste in url’s from. These include the excellent break.com, blip.tv and several other fabulous video sites.

Some of these sites feature much higher quality video than is normal, and you can take advantage of this since WorldTV is high definition capable. You will also find some real gems of content on these sites as they all have passionate user communities that go way beyond the mainstream.

Mixing it up with different sources has another benefit too. While we are in beta, it’s possible for our connection to one or more of these sites to go down temporarily. If you have all your eggs in one basket as it were, it could mean your channel is unwatchable should our connection to a particular site go down. By having video from a few different sources, this problem is averted.

So the tip for today is mix it up with different video sites, there’s a whole world of video out there, and you may find some real gems you wouldn’t otherwise find!

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Tip: Hitting refresh often solves problems in the Editor

Posted by on Nov 17, 2007 in Tips for use | 0 comments

The technology that WorldTV is built on is cutting edge. It’s what allows for example the animated video windows that appear zoom-like when you double-click on something, and the way you can move around windows in the screen and drag and drop items just like on your computer. We wanted it to be easy to use so that it is accessible to anyone.

Sometimes things don’t go to plan and the program misbehaves. A spinning clockface appears indefinitely, or there’s a window you can’t seem to close. These are all problems we are aware of which will be fixed in good time, but for the meantime a simple solution is to ‘reload’ or ‘refresh’ the page in your browser. You will rarely lose any work as the system automatically saves your stuff every 30 seconds.

So the tip is simply… refresh your browser if weird things start happening!

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