Instead of requiring a recording key to start recording, administrators can enable an empty key that allows a user to simply press OK on the remote control when prompted for a recording key. This setting provides the least restrictive use of recording, because users are not required to know the recording key.
Administrators enable the blank recording key:
- Select Administer > Content Management > Recording keys - Edit. The page displays the status: The blank recording key is disabled.
- Click Edit.
- Select Enable.
- Specify additional desired settings as you would when adding a recording key. All videos created with the blank recording key are tagged with the information you provide. The titles for each video differ only by the timestamps. For a distinctive name, description, set of tags, and user permissions, the video owner must edit the properties of each video.
- Click Save Blank Key Settings.
With the blank recording key enabled, you can continue to define and use recording keys with numeric values.
TIP: After recording a video with a blank key, edit the video's properties to help users find the video more easily.