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Audio and Video Content

Use UB's streaming server, iTunes U or YouTube to add video and audio content.

About Audio and Video Content

If you want to use video or audio, please do not upload them directly to your UBlearns course.  Upload your copyright free video and audio to a UB streaming server, iTunes U, or a video hosting site such as YouTube. Link to your video using a URL or Mashup tool.

Using the UB streaming servers

  1. Make sure you have a file that will stream successfully.
    • Windows Media video files (.wmv/.wma) and Real Media files (.rm) are preferred. QuickTime files (.mov) can be used, but will require extra steps to work.
    • Window sizes should be approximately 320x240 and 360x272 for widescreen video.
    • Video files that are too large may not play over the Internet.
  2. Request disk space.
    1. Fill out the streaming server web form.
    2. Once you have been given space on the server, you will receive an email containing the following information. Make sure you save this email; you will need to use this information.
      • The server host name (e.g., ubunix.buffalo.edu).
      • A directory path, such as:
        net/stream/data1/web/www/insecure/shared/ublearns/jdoe.
      • The address or URL to use to access your video.
  3. Upload your file to the streaming server.
    Use SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) software to upload your file to the streaming server. Download SFTP software if you don’t already have it.
  4. Link to your video in UBlearns.
    1. Open a Content area.
    2. Select Build Content drop-down list > URL.
    3. Complete the options.
    4. Click Submit.

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