Medicine Faculty Online Video Help

This is a general purpose help file for Online Videos created with the help of the Faculty of Medicine IT team. The video and audio are processed to produce some of the following files:

A high quality video file. This is a heavily compressed version of the original DV footage, with average file size around 200mb. Due to this large file size these movies are best viewed on campus or somewhere with high bandwidth. The superior compression, using the DivX video codec, allows the movie to be viewed full screen.
A low quality video file. This is a very heavily compressed version of the original DV footage, with average file size around 20mb. This is a compressed Flash movie which should play in most web browsers.
An mp3 of the audio. Average file size is around 20mb. The audio is recorded using a wireless lapel microphone which ensures a clean recording of the presenter's wisdom with a minimum of background noise.
A rich media file. Average file size is 9mb. This synchronises the audio with the Powerpoint presentation, so you see the slides progressing just as they did in the lecture.

Help and Troubleshooting

The High Quality avi movie is created using the DivX codec. If you are receiving only audio with no image when you try to view it, your player is lacking the DivX player plugin. To correct this go to http://www.divx.com/divx/download/ and download the free DivX video plugin, available for Windows and Mac OS. This should fix any viewing problems you are experiencing.

The Low Quality movie is compressed as a Flash movie, therefore it should play in most web browsers. If you experience any difficulties in viewing this, you may need to download the latest Flash player from http://www.macromedia.com/downloads/
The MP3 should play in any music player, such as iTunes.
The Rich Media file is a Flash file. If you experience any difficulties in viewing this, you may need to download the latest Flash player from http://www.macromedia.com/downloads/

Podcasts

For those folks who would like to have the audio or video downloaded automatically to their PC, we have podcasts available. You will need a podcast client such as iTunes that supports HTTP authentication to subscribe to the podcasts.

To subscribe to the podcasts, copy the audio or video podcast link at the bottom of the video index page and subscribe to it using your podcast client. For example, in iTunes, select "Subscribe to Podcast...' from the "Advanced" menu.