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Understanding Video File Types: Codecs, Containers, and Outputs

Visual Lounge

Tips & How To's codec container file MOV mp4 quicktime resolution streaming types VideoIn January we posted about image file types. Now it’s video’s turn. While there is a plethora of video file types, which consist of codecs and containers, choosing the right one doesn’t have to be complicated … but it certainly can be. Codecs (are for compression).

Quicktime vs YouTube vs ?

Jay Cross

Here’s a shot from a Quicktime video on my desktop: Here’s the same scene from a video uploaded to YouTube. YouTube roughs up the video. I’m going to need another place to post videos. Anyone got a suggestion? Just Jay

Video Format Comparison - Flash Video Format - WMV Format - Quicktime - Real

Tony Karrer

In The Rise of Flash Video - Tom Green tells us: This is not to say QuickTime and Windows Media are dead technologies. WMV Format, Quicktime and Real either require a streaming server to achieve the effect or do not do as good of a job. I was recently asked what video format to use and particularly about the differences between the Flash Video Format (FLV) and Windows Media - WMV Format. They aren't by a long shot, but when it comes to putting video on the web, the Flash Player has rapidly become the only game in town. Why has this happened? So this may be less of an issue.

Screencast, Aha!

Jay Cross

I snooped around a little and found that you can replicate what Jive did with QuickTime. Here’s a QuickTime movie I made this afternoon: Aha! Screencasts are a great way to look over someone’s shoulder remotely to see what’s happening on screen. I used to use Camtasia for this but the price tag drove me away. I used Jive instead. Nothing else. Bullshit

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Create an Old Time Movie Effect with Camtasia Studio 8

Visual Lounge

About the Quicktime Movie Filters. During the production process, you will use the Quicktime filters to add special effects to your video. Choose the MOV – QuickTime movie option. Click the QuickTime Options button. Choosing a theme and building your video around it using clips that support the theme can make your video more interesting to your viewers. link].

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How to Design Evergreen eLearning Content


Is it better to include an MPEG or a QuickTime video? You invest a tremendous amount of time and effort into creating content for your online course. From the time you begin researching the subject to the day your course is finally ready for launch / delivery, you’ve likely spent countless hours – both individually and collectively, as a team of writers, designers, etc.

13 Tips for Recording Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod

Visual Lounge

TechSmith AppShow, Camtasia for Mac, or QuickTime), the status bar changes. It’s easier than ever to capture activity on your iOS device screen and turn it into a movie. It’s just a matter of plugging your iOS 8 device into a Mac running Yosemite and then firing up a tool like Camtasia for Mac or TechSmith AppShow. Prepare your iOS device. Don’t lose track of time.

Won't you please, please HELP me!

Learning Developments

You can't see the video.yeah, that's because you're using Quicktime 6 instead of Quicktime 7! I'd like to think my e-learning is so intuitive that there is no need to add help. Pause for applause???) The reality is that no matter how brain dead simple I think it is, there is always a chance that it won't actually be me taking the course. That's right, it will be someone else with a different brain, a different level of experience, and a different familiarity with a web browser. How many people have discovered the "I can't find the buttons" issue in usability testing? need help.

eLearning 101: How to Make an eLearning Course (Updated!)


There are lots of low-cost and free tools for screen capture and audio, including Camtasia , Quicktime , Snagit , and Screenr. From the workplace to the schoolroom, more and more learning is taking place online. But if you’re new to the online learning world, even the terminology can be daunting! What’s an authoring tool? SCORM? An LMS? Don’t worry. Let’s start with SCORM. New to Twitter?

HTML5—What’s the Urgency?

The Learning Circuits

Your company may choose to produce content in Flash or Silverlight or Quicktime and your desktop/laptop users will be able to access it as long as the company supports that technology, but when introducing new devices into the mix, your need for more widely-accepted technology will likely grow. I’m starting to get some questions along the lines of, “We’ve been hearing we need to switch to HTML5 delivery, and we’d like to be forward-thinking, but why and when should we do it?” Those are really good questions; thanks for asking! Some companies need to deliver content on iPads now.

Authoring Tool Market – What I am seeing

eLearning 24-7

Adding video via YouTube or mp4 or Quicktime or whatever has been in place for a long time. The magic 8 ball is a fun item to use. Sure, you have the same probability of forecasting by tossing a penny in the air, but for some folks the magic 8 ball is a soothsayer. For my forecasts, the magic 8 ball does not apply. Nor does looking into a crystal ball speaking mumbo jumbo and watching it cloud up and show the future. Nope, it is based on studying the market and analyzing it. Fortune Forecast Cookies. Pan, Zoom and Pan again. This feature is showing up all over the place. HTML5 output.

Today is the Day! Meet Camtasia for Mac!

Visual Lounge

or later • Quartz Extreme support • 1GB of RAM • Approximately 4GB of available disk space • QuickTime 7.5.5 Today is the day that many of you have been waiting for! I'm really happy and pleased to finally be able to share Camtasia for Mac v1.0 with you! Thank you for supporting us on this fun journey! We built Camtasia for Mac from the ground up. Get comfortable, this is a long blog post!

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E-learning Development: Selecting the Right Audio, Video, and Image Format

CommLab India

MOV: (QuickTime Movie) MOV is a popular video format file, originally developed by Apple Inc. When developing an eLearning course using rapid authoring tools, you should know which format is supported by the tool to import audio files, videos, and images. So to get a clear picture, let’s see the various formats supported by Adobe Captivate 9, Articulate Storyline, and Lectora 16. Lectora 16.


Mac Authoring Tools - Help Needed

Tony Karrer

This organization predominantly has Macs and would like to use something like Articulate or Captivate to: "convert our existing Powerpoint trainings, include quizes, track responding, track time spent enaged, insert Quicktime movies and deploy via the web." I was just asked a question and was a bit at a loss for a response. For so long, Adobe has had products on both Mac and PC, I assumed that Captivate had a Mac version - but I didn't find one. Any suggestions

Lessons from the past

JPL Learning

True, the first images were in black and white, but the introduction of Quicktime a short time later let us play digital video from the hard drive. My great aunt, who was a teacher in a one-room school, used to tell me about the evolution of technology she’d witnessed in her life. Very clunky, but very, very exciting! Probably not as much as we might think. Giving feedback.

Joe Ganci – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Eventually, we were able to do away with that hardware player when QuickTime and other digital video formats became available. ABOUT JOE GANCI (President, eLearningJoe, LLC). Joseph Ganci is President of eLearningJoe, LLC, a custom learning company located outside Washington. Since 1983, he has been involved in every aspect of multimedia and learning development. Joe holds a degree in Computer Science, and writes books and articles about eLearning. He is widely considered a guru for his expertise in eLearning development, and consults with clients worldwide. THE INTERVIEW: 1. No way!

MAC Screen recording program

Take an e-Learning Break

Snapz Pro X allows you to record anything on your screen, saving it as a QuickTime ® movie or screenshot. It captures full motion video of anything on your screen, complete with digital audio, and an optional microphone voiceover. Check it out: [link

How to Download YouTube Videos

Tony Karrer

Vixy allows conversion to other formats (AVI, WMV, Quicktime). I needed to figure out how to download YouTube videos for an upcoming conference presentation where I wasn't confident that I would be able to have a good enough connection to play the video. KeepVid offered both (save as FLV and save as MP4) and a nice bookmarklet as well. But I've had more issues with getting it to work.


Won't you please, please HELP me!

Learning Developments

You can't see the video.yeah, that's because you're using Quicktime 6 instead of Quicktime 7! I'd like to think my e-learning is so intuitive that there is no need to add help. Pause for applause???) The reality is that no matter how brain dead simple I think it is, there is always a chance that it won't actually be me taking the course. That's right, it will be someone else with a different brain, a different level of experience, and a different familiarity with a web browser. How many people have discovered the "I can't find the buttons" issue in usability testing? need help.

TCC09: Podcasting with Section 508

Experiencing eLearning

Save to CD, swf, avi, mp3, Quicktime. QuickTime has CC. Podcast logo. Liveblogged notes from the TCC online conference. My comments in italics. Presenters: Dr. John R. Kallis, California University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Chris Patti, California University of Pennsylvania. Method of delivery will be a hybrid podcast via the web with interaction either via email or a forum. Digital File.

Testing moblog on blogger

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Visit to download the free player or upgrade your existing QuickTime� Player. This is a test. I'm not able to switch to the new beta so i'm testing other features of This message was sent using PIX-FLIX Messaging service from Verizon Wireless! To play video messages sent to email, QuickTime� 6.5 or higher is required.

Jay’s snapshots

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

PowerPoint) and exported it as a QuickTime movie. Poor man’s instructional technology. I bought several 12″ electronic picture frames from Amazon for $120 a pop and installed them in a display case at the Internet Time Lab in Berkeley. A smaller frame was showing photos of the Oxford Union Debate on informal learning. Note to self: should include videos, too.).

Podcasting for E-Learning: Setting Up a Mini-Studio

The E-Learning Curve

Click on the image to view a QuickTime VR of the studio in a new window A level of quality somewhere between these extremes is usually required for internal communications intended for distribution across a large organization, such as an executive presentation for the entire company or a training course viewed on-demand by a large number of employees. A well-equipped mini-studio can be a valuable asset to any learning organization. There are a variety of environments that you can use to capture podcast audio and video. A mini-studio. Lift shafts. The main ventilation system.

What’s in Your Technology-Enabled Learning Toolbox?

Your Training Edge

QuickTime X (comes pre-installed on Macs). Last week, we looked at the building blocks of technology-enabled learning , from elements like learning objectives that are common across all training formats to those that are specific to digital formats, like content authoring tools. Learning objectives. All training courses and programs should have learning objectives. Content. Videos. Movenote.

Top eLearning Posts

Tony Karrer

Presentation - ASTD OC 972 1 6 Risk of Identity Theft Due to Social Networking and Blogging 46 4 6 Time Spent on Blogging 16 2 6 Video Format Comparison - Flash - WMV - Quicktime - Real 880 2 5 Free Online Conference - Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovations 814 8 5 DevLearn - Ken Robinson Keynote 276 5 5 eLearning 2.0 Given the nomination , I'm not sure how much new traffic will come to check out this blog, but I know that it's always hard to come to a blog and get a sense of what the person talks about. This is the reason I created the First Time Visitor's Guide. bookmarks.

Key Steps to Preparing Great Synchronous Interactions

Experiencing eLearning

Media file types/players–if you use Quicktime, will everyone in the audience be able to see it? These are my live blogged notes from Karen Hyder’s webinar, Key Steps to Preparing Great Synchronous Interactions from the Training Magazine Network. My side comments in italics. Any awkward phrasing, typos, or mistakes are mine, not Karen’s. Messy is OK. Brainstorm = chat pod.

TCC09: Digital Storytelling in a Web 2.0 World

Experiencing eLearning

One problem before was addins–about half of the people in this session couldn’t see Momnotmom b/c it requires Quicktime. The Storyteller Tree. Liveblogged notes from the TCC online conference. My comments in italics. Presenters: Chareen Snelson, Boise State University. Annie Sheffield, Boise State University. Even more unclear is how the growing array of interactive Web 2.0

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

April's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help. For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter. Not only am I often made aware of new tools, but also get opinions, tips, and examples of their use. You can never keep up with it all, but access to many experts who are also finding and sharing the lastest tech tools make it much less daunting.

Mac users: Avoid Keynote 09 for Flash

Making Change

Some posts in discussion forums suggest that you can export Keynote 09 slideshows as QuickTime files and then save those as Flash, but apparently you lose all interactivity, so there’s no point. Some questions from blog readers have alerted me to the fact that when Apple “upgraded&# Keynote 08 to create Keynote 09, they removed the ability to export slideshows as interactive Flash files. I’ve written a bit on this blog about how great it is that you can export from Keynote to Flash but…now you can’t! So: If you currently have Keynote 08, don’t upgrade.

Camtasia for Mac - Sneak Peek, Production & Sharing

Visual Lounge

Camtasia for Mac produces files with all the options that QuickTime currently supports including the playback of high quality H.264 MOV videos in the Flash player that are great looking, accommodate mobile and Web playback, and handles both screen content as well as camera video. Welcome to Day 5 of our sneak peeks of Camtasia for Mac. I hope someone saved me a piece! :-).

Instructional Design, Learning, Multitasking, & Camtasia for Mac

Big Dog, Little Dog

QuickTime 7.5.5 Love-Hate Theory, Learner Motivation, Connectivism and Other Such Thoughts. Sahana Chattopadhyay in ID and Other Reflections. Thoughts on the fundamental theories all of us IDs start out our ID career armed with: Learners learn best when they are able to align the new knowledge with knowledge from the past. and it criticism on the New York Times post about the. report.

Free Quiz and Test Maker Tools Plus My Top 3

eLearning 24-7

AVI,mpeg, Quicktime, can be published on net or local server, works with IE, Safari, Opera, Firefox, Chrome; Offers.FLV format, Results can be saved on server or via e-mail, lots of capabilities – Very Nice. While this market has always existed, it is clearly taking a whole new form in two areas: Strong emphasis to embed into a web site or blog. Capabilities to push quiz on Twitter and Facebook. Another trend, is a heavy push towards academia – although this has always been the case, it is very evident that the real real driver is now K-12. All these tools are free. Yacapaca! Update

Visual Lounge

We've added icons for Flash, Quicktime, WMV, Camtasia Studio, PDF, and images so viewers can tell what type of file they are going to view. If you're a user, you may have noticed some new features available to you today! Training made a great video showing how to customize your pages. Check out the screencast below. It runs less than 3 minutes. Booooooo!):

First Time Visitor Guide

Tony Karrer

Point Solutions vs. Suites and Composition Facebook Facebook as a Learning Platform Facebook Platform Other Popular Articles Horizontal Learning Web 2.0 - Consumer vs. Enterprise Use Video Format Comparison - Flash - WMV - Quicktime - Real eLearning Defined ROI and Metrics in eLearning eLearning Design - Posts about Designing eLearning Significant Work Needed to Help Instructional Designers Is Your eLearning Broken? Update 2/6/2008 based on recent Top eLearning Posts It can be daunting to visit a blog for the first time. Comments are very much welcome. Topics eLearning 2.0 and 2.0