Case Scenario Critical Reader - Preparing Media -Video
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Note: We recommend Kaltura MediaSpace as a way to embed video and audio into CSCR. Please take a look at this guide Embedding Kaltura Video into CSCR
There are several ways to use video in CSCR. You can reference video using the Insert Web Embed feature to reference video on the Web such as Hulu, or if referencing YouTube you can use the Insert Video feature and select YouTube.
If inserting your own video, there are two primary concerns when prepping a video file for use in CSCR: Format and Dimension.
CSCR accepts FLV, F4V, and some MP4, M4V and MOV video files derived from H.264 (see Codecs supported by Adobe Flash for a complete list). If you have a video in an unsupported format you will need to convert it. There are numerous services and programs available online which will convert video into the proper format (i.e. WonderShare, Sorenson Squeeze). In addition, the Digital Media Center offers conversion services, assistance and consultations.
During the conversion process, most programs provide an option to resize the video. For more information regarding how to accomplish this, refer to the program documentation. When resizing, be sure to select dimensions which will fit within the CSCR window. As a default, CSCR pages have a width of 758 pixels. So, for example, if you are inserting a video on a pane with a width of 50%, you would want to resize your video to be less than 329 pixels in width.
There are known issues with playback of local FLV files. For example, if you attach a .FLV file to your project, when you try to view it locally using the Preview or Publish, Flash security settings may disable the player from displaying the content (typically resolved when viewing from a server). For enabling Flash play back for local files you must adjust the local Flash security settings directory: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager04.html