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.

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

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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.

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.

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Helpful Tip: Interactive Video in Adobe Captivate 8

eLearning Brothers

With plugin players such as Quicktime and Flash, you could set cue points in your video that your authoring software (if capable) can hear and respond. Guest blog post by Erik Lord. Erik is an eLearning professional with over 20 years of experience.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

5 Free Software to Edit Your Learning Videos

CommLab India

It supports several video formats such as AVI, DVD, MPEG, QuickTime, and MP4. Over the last few years, the popularity of online videos is growing by leaps and bounds. A study by Cisco revealed that by 2020, over 82% of all Internet traffic will be video.

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?”

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.

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.

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!

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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.

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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.

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.

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.


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.

Lessons from the past

dVinci Interactive

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.

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.

Testing moblog on blogger

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Visit www.apple.com/quicktime/download 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 blogger.com This message was sent using PIX-FLIX Messaging service from Verizon Wireless!

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Screencast.com 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 Screencast.com user, you may have noticed some new features available to you today!

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.

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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?

What about UR infrastructure? Questions 2 Ask B4 Implementing a LMS

eLearning 24-7

Do you need any other net apps to have your LMS work – i.e. Quicktime, RealPlayer, MediaPlayer and if yes, what version? Often the voice is heard or the decision is announced to go and get a LMS. Research is conducted – RFPs are developed and preparation is made, yet one of the biggest components is typically left to the end – or forgotten until it is too late – your infrastructure. What does this mean to you and your end users? Customers?

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