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Configuring Video and Session Settings

When setting up Haivision Media Platform, administrators can configure system-wide video and session settings, such as the default video expiry and maximum recording duration.

To configure the video and session settings:

  1. Click the 
     icon and select Administration from the navigation drop-down menu.
  2. Click Configuration on the toolbar and then click Videos/Sessions on the sidebar.
    The Videos/Sessions pane opens:
    Videos and Sessions Pane
    • The Default Video Expiry specifies whether videos are kept forever or if they expire and are deleted after a specified number of days. Setting a global timer to delete videos saves you from having to spend time cleaning up old videos.


      Modifying a video does not reset the timer; it is based on the creation time. Trimming a video creates a new video and resets the timer for that new video, but leaves the old one unchanged.

      Users can override the Default Video Expiry on a per-video basis. For details, see Editing Video Information and Metadata in the User's Guide.

    • For the Maximum Recording Duration, type in the maximum number of hours. HMP stops recording when reaching that duration.
    • To allow a session's sharing permissions to be passed to videos made from that session (disabled by default), check the Videos Inherit Permissions checkbox. The objective is a workflow decision to help reduce the number of times a user must enter the sharing dialog. Permissions are copied at the start of the recording. The recording creator is still granted "OWN" permissions on the new video.
  3. Click Save Settings.
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