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How to Upload a File Using the Link Browser

The Link Browser will allow you to upload a spot into Spotloader directly from a web link or FTP. Using the Link Browser is a quick and secure way to upload a spot without needing to download anything to your computer.

If you were sent a link via email you may be able to copy the link directly from the email via a right-click, and copy.

Please note that some links may not work when copied from an email client. In these instances we recommend opening the link if deemed safe and copying the link directly from the URL field on your web browser.

Click on the upload icon on the left navigation menu

Once your link has been pasted into the Link Browser, click “Go”.

Some links may require you to select the specific service on the left menu from within the Link Browser. FTP for example will require you enter a Host, User, and Password (if required). Please see Link Browser Services to learn more.

You can also access previously used links and create bookmarks for your frequently used sources. For more information please see our article, Link Browser History and Bookmarks.

Select the spots you would like to upload

Once your link has been pasted, you can select the spots to be uploaded or if needed, navigate through any sub-folders that may exist within the link. Once your files are selected, click “Close”

Some video file formats can be previewed directly from the Link Browser by clicking on the play icon.

Finish entering the required upload information

The Link Browser will try to auto fill the Media ID, Title, and Advertiser. These may need to be adjusted to match the trafficking information.

Upload the spot

Once the required information has been entered click “Upload” to upload your spot. You will receive a confirmation once the spot has been uploaded or a failure message if the spot did not pass validation. For more information about some common failure messages and possible corrections please see our articles on failure messages.

Updated on October 21, 2022