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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).

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.

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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.

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. Without video encoding standards, the streaming video that revolutionized the Internet would not have been possible. 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. 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. Without video encoding standards, the streaming video that revolutionized the Internet would not have been possible. 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. 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. Without video encoding standards, the streaming video that revolutionized the Internet would not have been possible. 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. Before any video can be shared, it must first be produced.

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.

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.