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Videos on a SharePoint

  Asked By: Shikha    Date: Sep 27    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 4080

I have a department asking me if they can upload videos to SharePoint (.avi)
and I wanted to see qwhat others were doing. Right now, he has 10 50MB
videos and odds are there wuill be more. They want to use SharePoint because
of the ease of changing permissions.

The .avi extension is not in my blocked file types, and the upload limit is
100MB, but I have no other portal that has asked me if they can upload
videos.

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8 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered By: Trupti Patil     Answered On: Sep 27

Here's a method on how to display flash files using the CEWP:
www.sharepointblogs.com/.../content-editor-web\
part-flash.aspx

Not sure, but maybe this same method will work with other streaming
media types. You just have to remember that all of the users viewing the
page will have to have the appropriate media-playing software on their
workstations, to be able to view the file.

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Marlena Noble     Answered On: Sep 27

Not trying to arrgue or anything, but my company rolls out Medai Player with
the desktop and laptop images. Granted, I think Flash would work better. But
I will give your suggestion a try with MP and see if those guys can create a
Flash file  to test.

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Juan Davis     Answered On: Sep 27

You can use any media player that you know the users will have installed.
It's all just HTML tags anyway (and occasionally Javascript).

 
Answer #4    Answered By: Jason Anderson     Answered On: Sep 27

Keep in mind that SharePoint isn't really going to be streaming those video
files, so doing this might not be a particularly pleasant experience. If this
is something that's going to be done a lot (or for very large files) a dedicated
media streaming server is highly recommended. If you haven't already done so,
you should probably take a look at Interactive Media Manager
(www.microsoft.com/.../solutions_imm.mspx) or
the Podcasting Kit for SharePoint (http://www.codeplex.com/pks/). Both are
SharePoint-based but store the actual media files outside the database for
performance and scalability reasons.

 
Answer #5    Answered By: Uttam Vanjare     Answered On: Sep 27

What I do is create a file  share for our video and then create a link to the
share. We have pretty large videos  and they serve uo pretty quick.

 
Answer #6    Answered By: Jack Carroll     Answered On: Sep 27

I do the same, but I take the videos  and convert them to a
SilverLight streamable file  type with web based plaer using
Microsoft's Expression Encoder 2. As the user loads the page, the
video is instantly playing as it continues to load the video in the
background.

Pros
1) It's free
2) It's super easy
3) You can set the bit rate based on type of bandwidth support
4) It doesn't just encode the video, but can also create the video
player that the webpage needs. You can get really creative and put
the player onto a sharepoint  web part page, then point it to a file
stored on a file share. File share storages is much cheaper than
SharePoint storage.
5) Can encode using the VC-1 codec

Cons
1) Users must install the SilverLight addon and can be slightly
confusing.


If you just store the video into SharePoint, usually the user's
computer will download the entire video file prior to start playing
the video.

 
Answer #7    Answered By: Chandrabhan Agarkar     Answered On: Sep 27

...and I'd add if you are going to all that trouble, you should really look at
using the PKS (www.codeplex.com/pks). Free and does all of that including some
stuff to do the encoding on the fly.

 
Answer #8    Answered By: Lonnie Cohen     Answered On: Sep 27

When putting the player on a sharepoint  webpart page can you go full
screen mode so that you only see the video playing and nothing else?

 
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