Available on: Growth & Experience plans
What is the Documents Feature?
The Documents Feature is the perfect complement to your live broadcast—provide your online viewers with the same documents that you share in-person, such as agendas, notes, programs, and presentations. You can add up to 5 documents with every broadcast, and they will appear next to the broadcast on your website using the BoxCast Embedded Player.
How do I add a Document?
1. After a broadcast is scheduled, click on the broadcast and then the "Documents" tab below the video player.
2. You can drag or drop a PDF into documents box or browse your computer to find a file. The file must be a PDF. If you need to convert your file into a PDF try using www.smallpdf.com
3. Give your Document a name and it "Save Document" when you insert the file.
4. When the broadcast is live, your viewers can then look at the document on BoxCast.tv or your BoxCast Embedded Player. The document will appear at the bottom of the video player by default. If you select, the "Two Column Layout" option on the BoxCast Embed Page, the document will appear to the right of the video player.
This is what it could look like by default on your website.
This is what it would look like on BoxCast.tv or with the "Two Column Layout" option selected on the embed.
Note: In order for the embedded player to show the Document, you must re-embed the player with the “Show Document” option enabled.
Common Questions about Uploading Documents
What file formats can I upload?
The file needs to be a PDF. If you need to convert it try: smallpdf.com/
What is the maximum size of the upload?
The maximum size is 5 Mbs for each document. If you need to make your PDF smaller try: smallpdf.com/
How many documents can I upload per broadcast?
We recommend you upload no more than 5 documents per broadcast but you can upload more if needed.
Will it automatically show up in my embed when I turn on the feature?
No. You will have to re-embedded your player with the “Show Documents” option enabled.
Can people see my document on Social Media sites or on AppleTV or Roku Apps?
No. The video index is only available on the BoxCast Embedded Player or BoxCast.tv link.
How long will my document be stored?
The document will be stored as long as your BoxCast account is active.
Can I use the same document on multiple broadcasts?
Yes. You can use one document on as many broadcasts as you would like.
Check out our Blog Post to see some example of our your organization could use documents.