Edit video metadata

After uploading or analyzing the performance of a video, you may decide to make a video more interesting to your viewers by editing the metadata for the video. Metadata is descriptive information about a specific media asset, such as description, tags, and publish date.

Edit video metadata

Follow these steps to edit metadata fields for a media asset in your library:

  1. From your Media Library, click the name of a video. The details page of the video appears.
  2. On the Basic Information tab, update one or more metadata sections or fields.
  3. On the Advanced Settings tab, configure one or more media settings.
  4. On the Translations tab, add one or more translations for your content metadata.
  5. Click Save.


Basic Information

Basic Information tab

Basic Information tab

Section Description
Title* (Required) Name of the media item

The Title field allows you to create an enticing, accurate name that engages your viewers and is optimized for search (under 60 characters with highly searched keywords).

By default, JWP uses the video filename. Special characters are removed from the filename.​
Description Short explanation of the video content

This text can improve search engine optimization and video recommendations. To prevent having a description shortened in search engine results, limit descriptions to less than 100 characters.
Tags User-generated labels used to classify a video

You can add tags as single tags or as a comma-separated list:
  • Single Tag - Click Single tag, enter the tag, and click Add.
  • Multiple Tags - Click Multiple Tags, enter a comma-separated list of tags, and click Add.
    NOTE: You can also bulk manage tags using the Manage Tags feature in your library.

Tags are case-sensitive, and ending whitespaces are removed.

Tags can be used in several ways:
Content Type Type of media based on shared custom parameters

Customers with app config access can use content types to classify media by categories with common fields, such as movies, episodes, and live events.

For more information, learn how to add a content type.
Custom Parameters User-generated name-value pairs

As examples, custom fields can be used when setting cue points or storing legacy media IDs.

You can also set default custom parameters that are applied to all new videos uploaded through your JWP dashboard.

Advanced Settings

Advanced Settings tab

Advanced Settings tab

Section Description
Content Protection Geoblocking rule controlling where the content can be viewed
Publish Scheduling Active dates of the video

You can update the Publish Date and Local Time of a video to any time to between Jan 01, 1970 00:00:00 - Jan 19, 2038 03:14:07. The UTC time will be calculated.

Click the checkbox next to Set Expiration Date to update the Expiration Date and Local Time for the video. You can set a video to end at any time between Jan 01, 1970 00:00:00 - Jan 19, 2038 03:14:07, but after the Publish Date and Local Time. The UTC time will be calculated.

If the Set Expiration Date is not selected, the video will remain published indefinitely.