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).

Popular ID Principles For Mobile Learning: 5 Trends That Spell Success

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Also keeping the limited memory capabilities of mobile devices, it is a good idea to use cloud-computing file storage and sharing sites for access to reading resources or assignments. It is also good to consider unconventional assignment options such as the inclusion of multimedia options like audio-casts or videos that learners can create and share. Similarly, a clip-on magnifier can easily be attached to increase font size and visibility.

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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. I know managers include those references in job descriptions now simply because the last document did. 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. What are the skills you need to land an elearning job?

3 Productivity Tips for Naming Files in Lectora

eLearning Brothers

One of the major differences between Lectora and some other authoring tools is the method used to import and reference images, videos, and other files. Rather than copying them directly into the Lectora AWT file, images are automatically copied into an “images” folder, the audio or video into the “media” folder and other files such as PDFs or DOCs to the “extern” folder. Let me show you three quick file naming tips I prefer: 1.

Size of Captivate Files

Tony Karrer

In reference to my article Captivate File Size Tricks for Software Training via Simulations , I was just asked: I was hoping you could answer a real easy question for me? For an enterprise wide LMS system, would a Captivate movie (file) that is 1.5mb or less too big? I think this file size is micro, and that for real good elearning a file size of 40+mb is getting to a threshold. MB file. I would with a 40MB file.

5 e-Learning Mistakes That Damage Your Credibility

Trivantis

If you present them with an off-the-shelf course created by a company in New England, for example, they’re probably not going to be able to connect with the characters or any location specific references used. Remember, content refers to your graphics and multimedia too, not just the words on each slide. Use professional audio voiceovers and video tutorials whenever your budget allows and avoid cheesy clip art graphics.

Understanding Video File Types: Codecs, Containers, and Outputs

TechSmith Camtasia

In January we posted about image file types. 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. You may have heard the phrase video codec when referring to video files. It gives you much smaller files sizes with minimal quality loss. Containers (are file extensions). Audio actually uses it’s own codecs.

How to Edit Videos: The Not So Complex World of Video Encoding

TechSmith Camtasia

Decisions that can seem daunting when terms like codec, container, and a myriad of file type names start getting tossed around. The purpose of encoding is to compress a video file to a size – MB or GB, not necessarily duration – that is easy to store and transfer over the web. Encoding takes care of the first step in production which is organizing the audio and visual data associated with a video. Before any video can be shared, it must first be produced.

How to Edit Videos: The Not So Complex World of Video Encoding

TechSmith Camtasia

Decisions that can seem daunting when terms like codec, container, and a myriad of file type names start getting tossed around. The purpose of encoding is to compress a video file to a size – MB or GB, not necessarily duration – that is easy to store and transfer over the web. Encoding takes care of the first step in production which is organizing the audio and visual data associated with a video. Before any video can be shared, it must first be produced.

How to Edit Videos: The Not So Complex World of Video Encoding

TechSmith Camtasia

Decisions that can seem daunting when terms like codec, container, and a myriad of file type names start getting tossed around. The purpose of encoding is to compress a video file to a size – MB or GB, not necessarily duration – that is easy to store and transfer over the web. Encoding takes care of the first step in production which is organizing the audio and visual data associated with a video. Before any video can be shared, it must first be produced.

6 Learning Design Considerations for Mobile Learning

CommLab India

This is because of the difference in the screen size, layout of devices and compatibility with the output. Diversity in the screen sizes. Avoid using visuals of large file size, as they cannot be accommodated into the small screens. However, in mobile learning, it must be used intelligently because: File size has to be limited. It is imperative to use compatible file formats that load faster.

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. 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. This larger sized font will help you to read the script even if you place it a little far from you. Make sure you refer to any charts, pictures, or other visuals in your script.

Why You Don’t Need a SCORM Compliant Learning Management System

Continu

Shareable Content Object Reference Model.” Reference model” means that SCORM is a set of standards to make sure different learning management systems can work together. Certain file types and codecs won’t work with SCORM systems. SCORM traditionally works with Flash files, which aren’t supported by iOS devices. And large file sizes can cause problems, which is bad for visual content. On top of all that, SCORM isn’t optimized for bite-sized learning.

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The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

A small unit of a larger piece of learning content is referred to as a chunk. In LearnUpon, a content library is a repository of reusable content, like videos, documents, question pools, SCORM and xAPI (Tin Can) files, from which a course can be created. Face to face training refers to the in-person elements of instructor-led training. Originally used to compress image files, nowadays it’s best known for moving images which are a lightweight alternative to video.

mLearning Content Types - Level 5: Courseware

mLearning Trends

Luckily, the explosion of the smartphone market – driven in part by the overwhelming popularity of next generation devices like the Apple iPhone®, RIM BlackBerry®, Google Android® or Windows Mobile® devices – has resulted in a viable and affordable platform that allows content developers, training departments and learning services companies to begin expanding beyond simple reference documents and page-turner modules into engaging, fully interactive courseware for mobile deployment.

Video Statistics, Habits, and Trends You Need To Know [New Research]

TechSmith Camtasia

This growth can partially be attributed to the ever-increasing video file size, quality, and the rise of video streaming services. If your audience is international, keep in mind that some types of humor or cultural references may not work across multiple regions.

Top 10 Screen Recording Software for Windows

eLearning Brothers

demonstrate software to other people or record tips and tricks for later reference. 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. recording of computer audio.

Rapid Authoring Tips to Tackle Legacy Flash eLearning Content

BrightCarbon

You can download a free summary PDF of this flow chart, with additional information about each of the five options to keep for reference after you’ve read the tips below. Here’s how: Open a blank PowerPoint file. PowerPoint records the audio and the mouse pointer by default.

The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms Part 2

LearnUpon

It can reduce files sizes to about 5% of their original size, although some detail is lost in the compression. . If you need to create materials from scratch (rather than the upload of pre-existing materials such as documents, video, audio, SCORM or xAPI), you should choose an LMS and an authoring tool or an LCMS. Portable Network Graphics is a raster graphics file format that supports lossless data compression.

10 Best and Worst Types of Microlearning

Ed App

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.’ Technology that provides extra information about museum exhibits has moved on considerably since the recorded, audio tour. Distributing bite-sized, cloud-based microlessons to an entire workforce takes seconds and the portable power means effective, interactive microlearning is easily achievable.

Notes from DevLearn and the Adobe Learning Summit

Steve Howard

Hopefully you, my brave reader, can get similar value from my scribblings, but I make no apology for the size or the content of this blog post. Light – only a small (less than 100k) addition to the overall Captivate movie size. • AVI etc also easy, but usually much bigger file size. • Nielsen’s work on usability and web design is a useful start-point, but be prepared to disagree and justify your own choice – in reference to Homepage Usability book. •

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. It is also important to note the bit rate , which refers to the amount of data stored for each second of media that is played.