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).

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.

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Webinar Q&A recap: Troubleshooting SCORM content

Rustici Software

Anyone can sign up for a free trial and test content that’s up to a 100MB file size. Additionally, LMS vendors can use cmi5 player test suite to validate that a launching application conforms to the cmi5 specification.

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How to embed a YouTube video in PowerPoint

BrightCarbon

As soon as you’re in slide show mode, the thumbnail, or custom poster frame is replaced by the preview of the video with the player controls. Insert > Video > Video on My PC > Insert drop-down arrow > Link to File. And then you have to consider file management.

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Top 5 eLearning Skills for 2011

eLearning Weekly

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? Working in elearning taps into many skill sets.

Outstart’s ForceTen: Tips on using the e-learning authoring tool

Bottom-Line Performance

One issue we faced was the file size: they had to be small enough to fit the 20 MB limit of ForceTen. The larger (and unexpected limitation) was the video player. We wanted the video to play on click, but the ForceTen player auto-starts when you reach a screen. The custom player we traditionally use couldn’t be uploaded into the course. Eventually, we gave up the custom player and went with a much simpler solution.

What You Can Customize in Drive

Knowledge Guru

Your players will see this introductory text the first time they log in after your Drive game launches. Scroll down to the Splash Screen Logo section, and click CHOOSE FILE. Make sure the new image has a correct file size and has the right dimensions as specified. The size limit is 500kb and the recommended dimensions are 600×590. Click OPEN and UPLOAD FILE.

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Host Your Corporate Training Videos on Your LMS – Why & How

CommLab India

Consider these factors while hosting training videos on an LMS : file size of the videos & compatibility, hosting charges, streaming server, and confidentiality of information. Once your training videos are ready, check their file size and compatibility with various players and browsers. If you have videos of heavy size in one format, you have many online conversion tools to change them to a convenient format.

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. .

Mobile Content Management Solutions: Why Simple File Storage Is Inadequate

Zunos

All of these file repositories do have iOS and Android apps, so they can qualify as mobile content management solutions. This is fine if you have 10 files, 100 files, or even 1000 files. employees using the wrong files or versions. Find Files Incredibly Easily.

The new Camtasia Studio 8, the Flipped Classroom and Mobile Learning [Review]

mLearning Revolution

You can watch this interactive video (link below) on your desktop PC, iPad and iPhone (may be prompted to install the Smart Player app) and all the interactivity should work just fine. However, Camtasia Studio 8 also comes with a publishing option called ‘ MP4 with video player ‘ that allows you to publish everything you need, including interactivity, and then host it anywhere you want.

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.

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. When the video is clicked it loads and plays it from the already cached project file.

Repurpose Your Content: Make a Blog Video!

TechSmith Camtasia

Producing it means you are converting it from an editable project file format, to something universally accepted by standard video players. Our workflow typically includes saving as an MP4, which is the most common video file format, but also uploading to a hosting site. A hosting site such as Vimeo, YouTube, or Screencast.com is a good option, as video files can be difficult to send via email due to a large file size.

YouTube vs. Vimeo, What’s the Difference?

TechSmith Camtasia

Vimeo does offer a free membership, but it limits you to one HD upload per week with a maximum file size of 500MB. On the flip-side, when you upload your video to YouTube, it cannot be changed without completely deleting the file and re-uploading. You may notice that YouTube has ads all over the place both on the website and within the video player. At TechSmith, our goal is to help our users take advantage of the power of video in their daily jobs.

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.

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.

Easy to Use, Easy to Love: Adobe Captivate Prime is Ideal for Enterprise Training

MeetingOne on eLearning

Adobe Captivate Prime provides smooth content-LMS integration, so you don’t have to worry about quality compromise on large file size materials. A coveted feature of Adobe Captivate Prime is adaptive bit-rate streaming in the Fluidic Player. It doesn’t immediately help roll-out, but the Fluidic Player makes it so much easier for learners to engage with content. Kick that old LMS to the curb and use the new player to the game that keeps climbing.

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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Library? Which Library?

Adobe Captivate

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. Images : contains all bitmap images of any format; exception are the images created from layers in an imported Photoshop file. Use the menu File, Import, External Library and point to the project (cptx). Intro.

mLearning Content Types - Level 6: Rich Media

mLearning Trends

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. The CellCast Server then automatically processes each uploaded source file using the CellCast Transcoding Engine – an included feature/service that encodes and generates compatible media files for each of the defined mobile devices within an enterprise.

YouTube Thumbnail Sizes and Best Practices (New for 2019)

TechSmith Camtasia

Thumbnails are reduced-size versions of images or videos that originally got their name from being about the size of a human thumbnail. In this blog post, I’ll walk you through the exact size your YouTube thumbnail should be and I’ll also cover some thumbnail best practices. First, let’s start with the exact size you should make your YouTube thumbnails! Along with the correct size, you’ll also want to keep in mind the ratio, file size, and file type of your thumbnail.

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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First Reflections on Version 11.5.0.

Adobe Captivate

File size of SVG’s tend to be smaller, compared with bitmap images, and moreover they are excellent for responsive project due to their vector nature. Size of the SVG: about 75Kb. The death of Flash player for all browsers will soon be a fact, every developer has to switch to HTML5 output. Intro. Usually I will not talk about a new version immediately after its release.

First Reflections on Version 11.5.0.437

Adobe Captivate

File size of SVG’s tend to be smaller, compared with bitmap images, and moreover they are excellent for responsive project due to their vector nature. Size of the SVG: about 75Kb. The death of Flash player for all browsers will soon be a fact, every developer has to switch to HTML5 output. Intro. Usually I will not talk about a new version immediately after its release.

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

eLearning Learning Posts

CellCast mSCORM Player Announced - mLearning Trends , June 13, 2010 We’re pleased to announce the availability of the CellCast mSCORM Player , the latest extension to our CellCast Solution platform for enterprise mobile learning delivery. ″ Nearly Instant Download & Playback of Captivate Files Online - Adobe Captivate Blog , June 14, 2010 People often ask me about Captivate file sizes and how to optimize the learner experience accessing online content.

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The Ultimate Video Marketing Playbook (2021)

TechSmith Camtasia

That should be in a much nicer player than YouTube. The best video production processes , regardless of the size of the video, start by asking a simple question: What do you want the viewer to do or understand after viewing your video?

Top 10 Screen Recording Software for Windows

eLearning Brothers

create videos in a variety of commonly used file types. 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. CamStudio’s website claims the file size of the videos you create with their software will be smaller in size than other leading video screen recorders, and have great quality. built-in help file.

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.’

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.

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. JPEG: (Joint Photographic Experts Group) Possible to reduce the size and quality of the original image. BMP: (bitmap image) Raster graphics image file format used to store bitmap digital images and export huge files. ICO: A format for icons of multiple sizes and color depths.

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Snagit for Google Chrome Keeps on GIF’ing

TechSmith Camtasia

When the recording is stopped, the TechSmith Snagit Video Player opens. Technically, when Snagit for Chrome records a screen it reduces the height of the final video recording to 720px if the screen or window is larger than that size. This is to have the best looking output with the smallest possible file sizes and easiest processing for the variety of computers, Chromebooks, Windows and Macs, that can use Snagit for Chrome.

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.