William and Mary

Storage Options

Media files (and other significantly large files) should not be uploaded directly into Cascade. If you want a video on your site consider YouTube for storage and our instructions found at Embedded YouTube Video or YouTube Widget for presentation. If YouTube does not make sense or does not appeal to you, we have created a virtual host called that all Cascade users may use for media storage. Here's the process:

  1. Send a message to [[creative]] requesting access to Include your WMuserid.
  2. When you get the response from the Creative Services team that your WMuserid has been granted access, map a network drive to \\\virtualhosts\\path-to-your-storage-folder (the full path will be given to you in the response.) Refer to "Mapping a Network Drive to Your Storage Folder" below for more specific instructions.
  3. Open your mapped drive and drag-and-drop in your media files (files names should be all lower case, no spaces).
  4. Once stored, your media will be publicly-accessible via the web address

Need to embed a Flash video in a page? Read about building a Content Page with Embedded Video.


Mapping a Network Drive to Your Storage Folder

Specific instructions to follow after you are given access to a storage folder. This is for on-campus computers only.

Using Windows:
  1. Right-click on the My Computer icon on the desktop or right-click "Computer" in the Start Menu.
  2. Click on "Map Network Drive."
  3. Select any available letter to use as the drive letter.
  4. In the popup box type \\\virtualhosts\\path-to-your-storage-folder
  5. Submit.
Using OS X:
  1. In the Finder, select "Connect To Server..." from the "Go" menu.
  2. In the Server Address field, enter smb://
  3. Click connect.
  4. When prompted, enter your WMuserid and your password.