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Add Videos to Lots

This article describes the process for adding videos to lots in Wavebid. For information on adding hyperlinks to lots, see Add Hyperlinks to Lots.

Tips for New Users

  • Use the embed code from a public YouTube video.
    • BidSpotter users should use the URL in the YouTube browser window rather than the embed code or the 'Share' URL.
  • YouTube Shorts must be altered before they can be uploaded.
  • Videos can be uploaded in Lot Builder or a 'Video Links' column on a catalog spreadsheet.
  • Each time a catalog with video link is imported, the video will be added to the lot again.
  • Individual videos cannot be deleted from a lot- all videos must be deleted from the lot.
  • Videos may not export to all platforms, but will export to Proxibid, BidSpotter and the Wavebid Plugin.

This article contains the following sections:

 

Adding Videos via Lot Builder


  1. Navigate to the applicable auction from the Dashboard, then select Catalogs > Lot Builder.
  2. Use the Go To Lot drop-down at the top of the page to select the lot.
  3. Click the Plus (+) icon to the right of the Videos field. AddVideo4.jpg
  4. A pop-up window will open. Click the I'm sure button to continue.
  5. Enter the video's embed code into the Embed HTML from YouTube field.
    • BidSpotter users should use the URL in the YouTube browser window rather than the embed code or the 'Share' URL. AddVideo9.jpg
  6. Click the Save button. Wavebid will return to the lot in Lot Builder. The videos count will update to reflect the upload. 
    • Repeat these steps to add more videos to the lot.  AddVideo2.jpg

Please note that while videos attached to lots will be exported to marketing partners, the Wavebid Plugin, and Proxibid, they may not be exported all other bidding platforms.

 

Adding Videos via Import


Videos can be added to lots via import by adding a Video Links column the catalog .CSV. For more information on preparing a spreadsheet for import, see Importing Catalogs.

The embed code for the video should be placed in the Video Links column for the applicable lot.

  • BidSpotter users should use the URL in the YouTube browser window rather than the embed code or the 'Share' URL.

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When mapping the import, this column should be mapped to the Video Links column header.

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Each time a catalog is imported, the video links on the spreadsheet will be added to the lot, not replaced. For example, if lot 5 contains a video link on the spreadsheet and the spreadsheet is imported three different times, lot 5 will have three video links- even if they are all the same.

If the desired video links have already been added to a lot, then the video links should be removed from the catalog spreadsheet before importing again.

Please note that while videos attached to lots will be exported to marketing partners, the Wavebid Plugin, and Proxibid, they may not be exported all other bidding platforms.

 

Deleting Videos


There is not a way to select an individual video for deletion from a lot. Deleting one video will delete all the videos from the lot. Deleted videos cannot be retrieved.

  1. Navigate to the applicable auction from the Dashboard, then select Catalogs > Lot Builder.
  2. Use the Go To Lot drop-down at the top of the page to select the lot.
  3. Click the Trashcan icon to the right of the Videos field. AddVideo1.jpg
  4. A pop-up window will open. Click the I'm sure button to continue.

 

YouTube Embed Codes


To add a video to a lot in Wavebid, the embed code will need to be obtained from YouTube.

  • BidSpotter users can enter the regular YouTube URL into this field rather than the embed code.
  1. Navigate to the video and click on the Share button. A pop-up window should open. AddVideo8.jpg
  2. Select the Embed option.                                                                                                                                                   AddVideo3.jpg
  3. Click the Copy or Copy Link button.                                                                                                                                   AddVideo7.jpg
  4. Paste this link into Lot Builder or a catalog spreadsheet.

 

YouTube Shorts


Videos made using YouTube Shorts will not post correctly to Wavebid, unless the URL is manually altered first.

To post YouTube Shorts videos to Wavebid, the word 'shorts' in the URL must be changed to 'watch'. For example:

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/GpOaJT0O4_g

should be changed to

https://www.youtube.com/watch/GpOaJT0O4_g

 

Additionally, any text that follows the video ID should also be removed. For example: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/GpOaJT0O4_g?feature=share

should be changed to 

https://www.youtube.com/watch/GpOaJT0O4_g

 

Once the URL has been adjusted, open the link to ensure it's working properly, and then obtain the embed code.

 

 

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