User Guide: How to Use a MediaBox

Depending on MediaBox settings, its recipient can have a number of options, such as preview, share, and download the content.

First, let's take a look at the MediaBox content page:

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Figure 1: MediaBox content view page

In the left-side column there is the following information:

— MediaBox creator name and creation time;

— Number of files and folders that the MediaBox contains;

— Expiration date;

— MediaBox notes (provided by the MediaBox owner, if any);

— Folders hierarchy, if any;

If a user also happens to be the MediaBox owner, they will also be able to see and use the "Manage MediaBox" button.

 

In the top-right corner of the view, there are options to retrieve the MediaBox link, download its whole content (utilizing Standard or Aspera download methods) or send it to a Workspace the user has access to. These options will only be available if the MediaBox owner allowed the download.

Please note, that if a MediaBox contains folders, its whole content may only be downloaded with Aspera Connect (each individual file will still be downloadable via Standard download as well though):

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Figure 2.1: MediaBox download whole content option (with folders)

 

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Figure 2.2: MediaBox download whole content option (files only)

Ci offers three ways of displaying MediaBox content:

— as Small thumbnails (see Figure 1);

— as Large thumbnails;

— as a Detailed view:

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Figure 3: Switching MediaBox content view options

To preview the content, click on a file's thumbnail. You'll be redirected to a preview page:

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Figure 4: Preview files page

From this view, you'll be able to preview/playback whole content of the MediaBox, navigating between files by pressing Left/Right arrows from your keyboard.

If allowed by MediaBox owner, you also can download source files (utilizing both Standard and Aspera download mechanisms), preview proxy files and Custom Renders (utilizing Standard download method).

 

For any additional questions, please reach out to the Ci Customer Success Team by submitting a request here in the Help Center. 

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