How to Upload a Video

This article describes how to upload a video to the platform using several delivery types, including CorpU Video, Bits on the Run (JW Player), External Web Page, Progressive Download, and YouTube, and lists the supported video formats that can be used. 

How to upload a video

To upload a video to a course Video activity, community of practice, or the video library, follow these steps:

  1. Choose the delivery type from the options listed.
  2. video delivery type
    • CorpU Video: This is the platform’s video library. CorpU Video enables organizations to securely and efficiently deliver high quality video within their courses and communities of practice. There are no storage limits and the video is delivered seamlessly. Tip: It is best for delivery and storage of final approved videos. If you plan to update a video while the course is being built, we recommend waiting until the video is ready before uploading. Otherwise, there will be multiple versions of the video in the library.
    • Bits on the Run: Now known as JW Player, this third party host allows admins to host videos on a third party site and embed the video in a course activity, community of practice, and elsewhere using a code associated with the video in JW Player. 
    • External Web Page: This option is best if there are videos you want to use that are on an external site other than YouTube. 
    • Progressive Download: If your organization has an existing way to stream or store media, then this option can be used. When using this option, it's best if your video is in an .mp4 format. Progressive download means the video downloads to the user's computer—which also means buffering time for slower connections. 
    • YouTube: Embed a video from YouTube into a course, community of practice, and elsewhere.
  3. Upload the video based on the selected Delivery Type
    • CorpU Video: Click Select a Video and upload a file that was already uploaded into the video library on your site. Alternatively, click Upload video to upload a video file from your computer. With the latter option, you will be asked to provide a video title and description, as well as the Organization (i.e. community of practice) to store the video. These will not be displayed wherever the video is being utilized. This information is only used in the CorpU Video library.
    • Bits on the Run: To use this option, first get the code (Video ID) from JW Player. Then, after selecting Bits on the Run as the Delivery Type in the platform, enter the Video ID. Tip: Always check the videos from the learner view to ensure it’s formatted properly.
    • External Web Page: To use this option, simply choose the External Web Page option under Delivery Type. Then, copy the URL of the video into the corresponding text box in the video upload section. Be cautious, however, as videos are sometimes later removed from websites, causing the link to be “broken” and unavailable when a learner attempts to watch.
    • Progressive Download: Enter your file link and learners will be able to download the video.
    • YouTube: Enter the URL to the video and the video will be embedded in the corresponding platform page.
  4. Click Save at the bottom of the page

Supported video formats

Our platform can ingest and transcode virtually any video codec container combination. This section will outline the specific video formats and codecs supported by the Corp/U Video upload capability.

Video formats

  • MP4 (mp4, m4a, m4v, f4v, f4a, m4b, m4r, f4b, mov)
  • 3GP (3gp, 3gp2, 3g2, 3gpp, 3gpp2)
  • OGG (ogg, oga, ogv, ogx)
  • WMV (wmv, wma, asf*)
  • WEBM (webm)
  • FLV (flv)
  • AVI*
  • QuickTime*
  • HDV*
  • MXF (OP1a, OP-Atom)*
  • MPEG-TS (ts)
  • MPEG-2 PS, MPEG-2 TS*
  • WAV, Broadcast WAV*
  • LXF, GXF*
  • VOB*

Video codecs

  • H.263
  • H.264
  • MPEG4
  • Theora
  • 3GP
  • Windows Media 8
  • Quicktime
  • MPEG-4
  • VP8
  • VP6
  • MPEG1
  • MPEG2 (CableLabs)
  • MPEG-4*
  • ProRes
  • JPEG 2000*
  • DivX*

*Harmonic ProMedia Carbon format.

Video file size limitations

Our platform does not currently have a video file size upload limitation. We have successfully tested video files up to 5GB in size (the average size of a full-length HD Hollywood feature film).

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