Pyro allows you to find videos from from popular sources such as YouTube, Vimeo, Reddit, TED etc by keywords.
In this document, we will step you through how this can be done and how you can enhance your video discovery & curation using
the filter tools provided by Pyro.
As an example, let's say you created a Pyro site with topics focused around Space Exploration.
If you want to start finding videos related to this site, you will need to go to Video Sources in your
Pyro Admin Panel as shown below.
Let's click on the + New Video Source, which will bring up the following pop-up screen.
The first thing you should do is to think of a keyword which will be used to search for videos from various sources. For our
Space Exploration site, we can type Elon Musk SpaceX as an example.
In the rest of the popup shown above, you can apply various filters to the videos found from the
keyword to filter out any unwanted videos that may be found. We explain each of these filters below.
If you want to organize your videos using categories and tags, you can assign them here. When videos are found by the given keyword, they will
be automatically assigned to the specified category and tags.
PeerTube is considered as a Distributed YouTube
. That means, anyone can host a PeerTube instance and host their own videos.
PeerTube has become popular for those who want a more control over their content and own the entire platform, rather than relying on a third-party platform
like YouTube. Read more about PeerTube here
If you selected PeerTube
as one of your video sources, then you will need to specify the domain
of the PeerTube instance you would like to search for. You can find a PeerTube instance that you might be interested in
. Make sure you only add the domain of the PeerTube instance.
Apply this filter, if you only want to add vidoes that was made available after a certain time period (e.g. 1 hour, 1 day etc). Please note that
this depends only if the videos actually contain the specified date value.
You can further filter out videos by the keywords that appear in title and description text. For example, you may specify keyword as
Elon Musk SpaceX and then further list Mars to only select videos that are
related to Mars.
This filter is similar to above. However, this filter checks whether title and description text of the video contains all of the
Sometimes you may wish to not display the videos on your site immediately at all, but rather review them and approve
the ones you want to display. Enable this option and Pyro will place these videos under Un-approved
tab in the Videos page.
Pyro will also send you an email daily notifying you of any new vidoes that require your approval. Please note that un-approved
videos will be deleted after 7 days if unattended.
Once you have added a keyword, Pyro will periodically crawl through the sources to find videos that you might be interested in.
Those videos will appear in the Videos section of the admin panel.