Product Documentation

Adding Video Websites

Jan 23, 2015

The appliance is configured to cache videos from YouTube and Vimeo, and is partially configured to cache videos from Youku, Metacafe, and Dailymotion. To cache videos from any of the latter three sites, you must enable the site. A video from an enabled website is cached as soon as a user accesses it. You can configure additional video websites that do not require URL rewrite by adding their host names or IP addresses to the Video Source list on the appliance. You can also include custom sites that do not have any cache avoidance mechanisms.

You must enable these video sources before the appliance can cache videos from them.
Note: The video caching feature uses video sources for the configuration workflow. If you configure any of the video sources with a host name or a website/hostname, the appliance proxies all HTTP traffic that flows through the appliance. However, if you configure all video sources with IP addresses only, the appliance proxies and caches only these IP addresses. Regardless of whether you use host names or IP addresses, if your organization does not permit access to the YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Metacafe, and Youku websites, make sure that you disable these video sources.

To enable or add video websites:

  1. Navigate to Configuration > Optimization Rules > Video Caching page.
  2. Navigate to CloudBridge > Configuration > Optimization Rules > Video Caching page.
  3. Click the Video Sources tab.
  4. To enable a video source in the Cache Status list, select Enable.
  5. To add a new video source, click Add.
  6. In the Video Source field, type the website name or IP address of the web server that you want to add to the video source list.
  7. In the Cache Status list, make sure that Enable is selected. You can select Disabled from this list if you want to enable video caching for this site at a later time.
  8. To add another website, repeat steps 4–6.
  9. Click Add.