Understanding Video File Types: Codecs, Containers, and Outputs

TechSmith Camtasia

While there are 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. You may have heard the phrase video codec when referring to video files. Containers (file extensions).

Video in Captivate – Embed Vs Stream

Adobe Captivate

Video files are often large. What that means is 30 full size pictures, a second, are created. If your video is 60 seconds long, then it has 1800 pictures, and that doesn’t even include the larger audio files that comes with them. To accommodate these bigger files Captivate offers two workflows. A progressive download means you are importing the file directly into your project. There are multiple player options for skins (playback buttons etc.). •

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How to Compress your eLearning Videos

LearnUpon

Videos files are typically large and bulky resulting in slow upload and download times, not to mention full hard drives. However, there are some simple tactics you can use to reduce the size of your video files. . Why reduce the file size of a video? Storing and managing large video files becomes problematic very quickly. You can resolve this by reducing the file size during video production or by using compression techniques after post-production.

Top 5 eLearning Skills for 2011

eLearning Weekly

Designing or developing elearning requires experience in training and project management as much as audio and video production. Developers of elearning must know a bit about image sizing and file sizes and be able to edit disparate images so that they look like they belong in the same module. Companies like OpenSesame are preparing for more video by creating a SCORM video player. What are the skills you need to land an elearning job?

Delivering content in multiple formats – A common publishing challenge?

Magic EdTech

All these resources can be offered in the following content formats: PDFs : This format is rather common but requires that publishers reduce file size. XML : This format requires a dedicated player that dynamically creates HTML5 format based on the XML source ?le, MP4 : This is a digital multimedia file format that is widely used to stream videos online. It uses advanced video and audio coding, compressing files while retaining high quality. .

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

CommLab India

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. If the tool does not support the image, video, or audio format you want to import, you will have to waste time converting them into the required format. JPEG: (Joint Photographic Experts Group) Possible to reduce the size and quality of the original image. PICT: Classic Macintosh QuickDraw file.

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Adobe has posted a demo of Text to Speech in Captivate 4

Steve Howard

I tested out this feature on my cell phone (a Samsung BlackJack II ) by creating a small Captivate 4 demo and publishing it to my phone using the new Flash Lite Distributable Player. I wouldn’t recommend using Text to Speech this way as a habit, at least not for mobile devices, because what it does is embed an actual audio file, rather than converting the text on the fly.

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

Tony Karrer

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. Market Penetration The Flash player is installed on a higher percentage of end user computers than any other video format. And as more consumer sites continue to move to the Flash video format, it's even more likely that your audience will have an appropriate player. Flash files are very consistent in their playback.

Recording PowerPoint Presentations like a Pro: Geetesh’s 13 Tips for Creating Great PowerPoint Slides

TechSmith Camtasia

Arial at a larger point size tends to work well, but do an experiment and find out what works best for you. Do you intend to play your finished video on a regular TV via DVD player or even on a connected USB drive? Because videos will certainly be compressed to deliver in an optimized file size. If you did create a script, print the script with a fairly larger sized font size. Then save your file.

Library? Which Library?

Adobe Captivate

These are the default Library folders: Audio : will have all audio clips, whether imported or recorded in Captivate; whenever you edit an existing clip, the original and edit clip will be in this folder. If you import a (compressed)mp3 file it will automatically be converted to a ‘raw’ wav-file which will also be in this folder. It is recommended whenever possible to import a wav file, when published it will be compressed to mp3 by Captivate. Intro.

mLearning Content Types - Level 6: Rich Media

mLearning Trends

Level 6 Content Types The CellCast Solution supports media-based content in podcast audio and video formats. Typically the Content Creation Team will either source the appropriate media file, or create it from scratch using a variety of industry standard tools such as Audacity for podcasts or Apple’s Final Cut Pro for videos. However, in cases where capacity on your smartphone plan is measured in gigabytes per month, rich media video/audio content are an ideal choice.

Evolving the E-Learning Experience for the 21st Century

eLearning 24-7

To hold photos, images, media files – eventually moved to word docs. On the Go – mobile access to documents, files, business presentations regardless of your location – instant access. Free open hard drive space – especially with video hungry files. Think about this – what percentage of your files on your computer are Office type documents? You always have your files, whether or not you have a connection.

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How to convert a PowerPoint to SCORM

LearnUpon

For example, a PowerPoint file with a lot of slides becomes bulky in file size – this makes it hard to distribute to large numbers of users. However, if you need to track all the interactions with the content, converting your PowerPoints into SCORM files is the best option – especially when SCORM can also include multiple types of media, such as video and audio. There are other formats such as AICC, xAPI, but SCORM is still the dominant player.

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Rapid Authoring Tips to Tackle Legacy Flash eLearning Content

BrightCarbon

Flash content also poses a security risk if the required plug-in Player is not regularly updated. If you do not have the source files for the course, or the course was built with obsolete software, recording the content as a video is a decent option. OTF or TTF files are not supported.

Top 10 Screen Recording Software for Windows

eLearning Brothers

create videos in a variety of commonly used file types. CamStudio is open source, free software, to create AVI videos of all audio and video activity on your screen. CamStudio’s website claims its software is so easy to use, you can learn it in a matter of minutes, thanks to their built-in help files. built-in help file. can add graphics from your local drive for annotating files. the ability to export in a wide variety of file types for publishing.

The Ultimate Video Marketing Playbook (2021)

TechSmith Camtasia

That should be in a much nicer player than YouTube. In fact, most people can live with a little bit of grainy video as long as the audio sounds good. So, to start, I would focus on getting an external USB microphone to improve the quality of your audio.

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

10 Free Audio Programs to Use for E-Learning - Rapid eLearning Blog , June 1, 2010 I’m no audio engineer. So I won’t get into all of the nitty gritty details of audio editing. If you want more details, one of the community MVPs shared some tips on how to improve your audio quality. The crux of the question of course is how can i make playback start right away and keep size small enough that it downloads smoothly on the learners’ computer.

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10 Best and Worst Types of Microlearning

Ed App

They’re often more popular than video as people can load a GIF and watch it in seconds while video requires loading a separate video app or player, buffering the content and managing sound issues. Just note to watch files sizes as while Imgur’s newer gifv format has a lower file-size it’s still fundamentally mp4 video in a different software ‘wrapper.’ Video/Audio in microlearning.

Video File Formats, Codecs, and Containers Explained

TechSmith Camtasia

It is necessary to understand the different video file formats to ensure that the video is produced in the best format and quality for its intended purpose, hosting location, and audience. Let’s first begin by talking about codecs, which deal with compressing your file. In order to compress a video, your file must also have a corresponding codec. However, be aware that the higher the bit rate, the larger the file size.