Publish a video

You can publish a video that you have encoded in Expression Encoder by using the Publish category on the Output panel.

By default, the Publish category includes a WebDAV publishing plug-in that allows you to publish directly to a remote server that supports the Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning protocol (WebDAV). The WebDav publishing plug-in works with any WebDAV-enabled server including Windows Server 2003 or 2008 running Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 or 7.0.

In addition, the Publish category includes a link to additional publishing plug-ins that are available for download online.

WebDAV is a set of extensions to the HTTP protocol that enables the editing and management of files that reside on a remote server. The WebDAV publishing plug-in supports one-click publishing, multiple server configurations, and multiple authentication methods. The WebDAV plug-in collects the server URL intended to be contacted and the user name and password to be authenticated on the server. The user name and password (if the Save Password check box is checked) are encrypted and stored locally. When the publish process is initiated, the user name and password will be sent to the server based on the authentication method chosen.


Some authentication methods are inherently insecure and send the user name and passwords in an unencrypted or easily decrypted format.

The WebDAV plug-in supports the following types of server authentication:

  • Anonymous   Allows any user to upload files to a server without using a user name or password.

  • Basic   Requires that a user specify a user name and password before files can be uploaded to a server. Basic authentication sends the user name and password as unencrypted text.

  • Digest   Requires that a user specify a user name and password before files can be uploaded to a server. Digest authentication applies a digest algorithm (a form of encryption) to the user name and password before sending them to the server.

  • Windows credentials   Uses the credentials cached on the Windows client computer to validate the user’s permissions on the server. This is the default authentication option in the Publish category.

To publish to a server by using the WebDAV plug-in

  1. On the Publish category on the Output panel, click the arrow at the top of the category to expand it. In the Publish To drop-down list, select the server that you want to publish to.


    To find more plug-ins, click Get more plugins online.

  2. To publish your media immediately after encoding, select the Publish after encode check box. To publish your media later, click Publish when you are ready to publish.

  3. Under Settings, in the Server URL box, select the location of the server.

  4. In the Directory Name box, type the name of the directory to which you want to publish the folder or file. To upload the entire folder and not just the single file, select the Use job output folder check box.

  5. In the Authentication drop-down list, select the authentication that you want to use. In the Username box, select or type the user name that you want to use. In the Password box, type the password that you want to use. To save the password, click Save Password. To show the password as text, click Show Password.

  6. To validate your credentials on to the server, click Authenticate.

See also


Adaptive streaming