What do I need to provide in order for Kanopy to host one of our films?

Video file
Please upload your video file to our SFTP. We will provide you with specific login information for this. Our video requirements are listed below:

  • Below 3GB in file size
  • Codec/Type: H264 or MOV, MP4, M4V.

If you haven’t uploaded to an SFTP before, you will need an FTP Client Program, such as FileZilla which you can download from http://filezilla-project.org/ With this program you will be able to connect to our SFTP using the login details provided. Please ensure all files are clearly named with the title of the film.

If the film is on a DVD, please encode the DVD using a video encoder, such as Handbrake. There are many free applications and software online that will allow you to encode your DVD into a video file. If you are having issues with encoding, there are many guides on how to encode online such as this one.

We require a metadata form with all the necessary information of the film so that our team can publish the film with all the necessary information to our website. This can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. Once filled out, please send it to helpdesk@kanopy.com and have the video file uploaded to your SFTP.

Closed captions
If you have closed captions, feel free to email them to us to include on your film. If you would like closed captions created, we can arrange this for $1.50 per minute of video.

If any films need to be protected so that only those with the password will be able to access, please send us the password you would like to use.

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