You can convert recordings of live sessions into on-demand content so that your attendees can watch them at any time. You might also simply download recordings for use outside of your JUNO site as needed.

How it works

Converting live sessions is a group effort between the JUNO and Client teams. You will download the archived recording, edit the video if needed, and upload it to your company’s video hosting source. Then the JUNO team will help you import it as an on-demand content page.

1. Download archived recordings

When a session ends, the recording is available to download at the bottom of the session page. Only site admins can see it.

If a session was streamed in with Amazon IVS, you cannot download it directly from the session page. Instead, see the special instructions below.

It may take up to an hour for the recording to appear, depending on the length of the session.

To download a recording:

  1. Go to the session page by clicking the session link in your run of show spreadsheet. You can also find it on your site if you chose to display past sessions in a module and/or schedule.

  2. Scroll down to Archives.

  3. If you don’t see the recording, try clicking Refresh.

  4. Click Preview.

  5. Click the 3 dots menu in the video window.

  6. Select Download.

The archived recording is ready for download. It displays the session title, metadata, and a preview video before downloading.

Get recordings for Amazon IVS streamed-in sessions

Sessions streamed in with Amazon IVS are not recorded by default but can be requested ahead of time. Before or during session setup, tell your JUNO team that you’d like these sessions to be recorded.

If a session is streamed in with Amazon IVS, you can get a recording of the session. Instead of downloading it from the session page yourself, the JUNO team provides you with an M3U8 link. It looks something like this:

https://d165wtk1g184j.cloudfront.net/ivs/v1/00690743842/DZBDXV5ACiq/2022/2/20/19/54/VSudS1QeBvTk/media/hls/master.m3u8.

Then you convert it to your file format of choice, usually MP4.

Need help converting the file? There are many ways to do it, but here’s a process that we recommend:

Convert an M3U8 link to MP4 video

First, convert M3U8 to TS:

  1. The JUNO team provides you with an M3U8 link. It looks something like this:
    https://d165wtk1g184j.cloudfront.net/ivs/v1/00690743842/DZBDXV5ACiq/2022/2/20/19/54/VSudS1QeBvTk/media/hls/master.m3u8

  2. Add the HLS Downloader extension to Google Chrome.

  3. Open the HLS Downloader extension.

  4. Paste the M3U8 link at the top and select Add.

  5. Wait for your video to process. It provides multiple versions of your video, at different resolutions.

  6. Download the version(s) you want. We recommend 720p for web videos.

  7. The downloaded file is in TS format.

Next, convert TS to MP4 (or your preferred format):

  1. Download Handbrake, a video conversion software.

  2. Upload your TS file by selecting Open Source in Handbrake.

  3. Select a Destination where your video will be saved.

  4. Select a Preset and Format. We like to use the Web > Vimeo YouTube 720p preset and MP4 format.

  5. Select Start to convert your video. Wait for it to process.

  6. Find the completed video in the location where you saved it.

2. Edit and upload recordings

Edit the recording as needed. If the session had a pre-roll video that you’d like to include in the on-demand recording, you will need to stitch it together manually.

Once you’re happy with your video, upload it to YouTube, Vimeo, Wistia, or Brightcove.

Check your video’s privacy settings to make sure attendees will be able to view your video. Also note that regional laws block some video platforms. Learn more about video privacy settings.

Or if you would like JUNO to host the video using Amazon IVS, upload it to a Dropbox. Then the JUNO team will transfer the video to our system and provide you with a video link (m3u8) to use in the next step.

Note that hosting with JUNO gives you less immediate control over your videos. When you request changes, there will be a delay as updates are made.

But it is a great solution for platforms that have many attendees in China, or other regions with restrictions.

In the next step, the JUNO team will help you add the video to its on-demand content page.

3. Add the video to an on-demand content page

There are two ways to add a video to JUNO: Use the front-end editor yourself or import it with the JUNO team’s help.

Add videos using the front-end editor

  1. Create an on-demand content page using the site admin dashboard:

  2. Add a video to the page using the on-demand content editor.

Import videos with JUNO’s help

The JUNO team will give you an importer spreadsheet that lists all the sessions you’re converting. They do this close to the start of your event to ensure that all session information is finalized.

You only need to add two pieces of information to these columns in the spreadsheet:

  • In the Video type column: Type Vimeo, YouTube, Wistia, Brightcove, or Amazon IVS

  • In the Video ID column: Paste the full video URL. For example, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZEjJ5JEgjA&t=2s. For Amazon IVS, this is the m3u8 link.

The rest of the information for each live session is already included in the importer. It will be automatically added to the on-demand content page. This information includes:

  • Session name

  • Abstract

  • Slug (_library is automatically added to the end of every slug.)

  • Image

  • Description (Including any links, text, images, or questions that you added to the description. Note that questions from the Q&A and Polls tabs in the chat window are not included.)

  • Release date

  • Tags

You can add or remove tags if you’d like. We recommend making sure they match the tags you’re using to organize your on-demand content.

In the example below, see how a session looks after it’s converted to on-demand content.

An on-demand page that includes the session title, session recording, and description. Below is a Complete button and Comments section.

The final on-demand content page.