Q. What is eMediaLINK?
In short, eMediaLINK is all about making it quick and easy for you to offer audio and/or video for your ministry on-line. You will find it easy to get set up and add new audio or video media to any Web site, maintain and manage a library of media files, and add media to any Web page on a regular basis. eMediaLINK makes managing streaming audio and video on-line one of the easiest things you do to provide a current and relevant on-line destination for your ministry.
Q. Do users have the option to download any files instead of streaming them?
eMediaLINK now offers media storage and delivery of your video and audio files. So your listeners may download files to their computer to enjoy over and over again. To download media files, users simply click on the download icon and choose "Save Target As." When prompted, sinply choose a local folder for the media file. That's it.
Q. How do I add my content to eMediaLINK?
Once your account has been set up, you can add content by typing information about your new media file into the Upload Media wizard, then locate your digitized and encoded audio or video file on your computer, and press the submit button to upload the file to your eMediaLINK account. That’s it! When the file is finished uploading, the next person who sees the on-line media page on your Web site can see and select your new media file. This compressed media is in a format that is ready for delivery from the media server.
Q. How do I add a media page to my Web site? code here tags on any HTML page.
eMediaLINK can be used with any Web site, the steps are essentially the same for any Web site. While in your eMediaLINK My Profile window, you will find some text that you simply need to copy and paste as is into the code view (LifeWayLINK sites) or anywhere between the
Q. What media file formats can I offer viewers/listeners with eMediaLINK?
eMediaLINK now offers media storage and delivery of the following file types:
Windows Media, audio & video.
Quicktime, audio & video files.
Realmedia, audio & video files.
MPEG 1 and 2 video files.
MP3 audio files.
And (* New Feature *) MP4 audio & video files.
Q. Is there a file size upload limitation with the new eMediaLINK?
Yes. 500MB per file. We've determined that this file size limit will still allow customers to upload high quality videos.
(provided content creators use good media encoding techniques when creating media).
The new limit also provides users with a more reasonable download time for the larger media files.
Q. I have audio & video. Now what?
Each audio and/or video file must be converted to a digital file (digitization).
The digital information is converted to a format designed for internet delivery - a process called encoding. Files that begin as digital videos, for example, can easily be downloaded to your computer and encoded by you. Other data (such as non-digital video and audio tapes) might require additional equipment for digitization.
Q. What if I don't have a Web site?
LifeWay offers LifeWayLINK, a service that allows churches or ministries to easily create and manage their own professional Web sites. More information can be found at www.lifewaylink.com.
Q. Do viewers/listeners need to buy software to take advantage of our media?
No. Although users will have to use Windows Media Player, Real Player, Quicktime Media Player, or MP3 Media Player, all are free and are designed to play media on any computer. The free players can be downloaded from the Web sites for each company. For the convenience of your site visitors, links to download the free players are automatically provided on your eMediaLINK media page.
Q. Which encoding software should I use?
Microsoft's Windows Media Player and Real Networks' RealPlayer offer downloadable versions of their encoding software to help you convert your media to a streaming format. Additional audio and editing software can be used to encode your Windows Media and Real media files.
Q. Can I use eMediaLINK with my Macintosh or Linux based computer?
Yes, eMediaLINK is compatible with PCs, Macintosh or Linux operating systems.
Q. Will I need to send different media types to different servers?
No. All media files are placed in your directory on our system and are available to you 24/7 to manage.
Q. What kind of technical support does eMediaLINK offer?
On-line help is available by submitting a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. Who is LifeWay Christian Resources?
LifeWay Christian Resources is an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention. LifeWay is a religious not for profit 501(c)3 organization that receives no funding from the denomination and reinvests income above operating expenses into LifeWay and SBC ministries worldwide. LifeWay Christian Resources is housed in a facility that encompasses more than one million square feet of office space in downtown Nashville, TN. Along with the home office, LifeWay also operates two LifeWay Conference Centers - one in Glorieta, NM, another in Ridgecrest, NC, and over 150 LifeWay Christian Stores nationwide.