VIUTube Basics

Adding audio and video files to VIUTube

Uploading audio/video files to VIUTube (Video)

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We have prepared an easy-to-read handout containing the same information from the video: 
Uploading Video to VIUTube 
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Creating Video with Kaltura Capture

Kaltura Capture is a free tool available to VIU faculty, staff, and students. You can use Capture to capture your screen, webcam, and microphone (or any combination of these inputs) and upload your video directly to VIUTube.
new Kaltura Capture tool 

Learn more about: Using Personal Capture

Sharing VIUTube Media

Once you have uploaded a video to VIUTube you can share this video by embedding it in any website which supported embedded video content (including VIULearn and VIUBlogs). You can also share your video using the URL. 

Learn more about: Adding Media to your VIULearn Course

Adding Captions to Video

We strongly encourage you consider adding captions to your video to enable hearing-impaired viewers to access the content. Captions are also useful for English as a second language (ESL) students. Furthermore adding captions to your video enables viewers to search for sections of the video by keyword.There is growing evidence to suggest captioned videos benefit all learners, so do consider creating captions as part of your video project. 

Here are some tips for creating caption files:

To add captions to your VIUTube video follow these steps:

  1. Start by logging in to VIUTUbe and accessing the My Media page
  2. Select the video you want to add captions to.
  3. Click Actions > Edit.
  4. There will now be a Details tab and a Captions tab. Click Captions.
  5. Click Upload captions file. Select your captions file (SRT, DFXP).
  6. Select the language it is and name the file and click save.

Including Others in Your Video

If you are using students, faculty, staff, or community members in your video it's good practice to ensure they are aware of how the video will be used and made available to others.  

If the video is to be public of or used in future VIU courses, have them sign a video release form. For individuals you can use the form provided by Communications and Public Relations.

Supported Source Formats

Kaltura accepts many different types of video and and audio formats.

The following source video formats are supported and can be ingested by the Kaltura platform: FLV/F4V, MOV/MP4/QT/M4V, AVI, 3GP, ASF/WMV, MPG/M1V/M2V, MKV, Ogg, RM, WEBM.

Input Video Codecs

Dvix (Div3/4/5)/DX50, DV, H263, H264/AVC, MPEG-4 Visual, MPEG-1/2, MJPG, MP42/3, IV40/50 (Indeo codecs), RV30/40, RMVB, FLV1/4, VP3/5/6/7/8, SVQ1/3 (Sorenson), XVid, Theora, WMV1/2/3, VC1, VP8, ProRes 422, ICOD, DVCPRO. PXLT

Input Audio Codecs

MP3, MP1/2, AC3, AAC, Vorbis, AMR, PCM, WMA7/8/9, WMSpeech, FLAC, QDM2, RA, Nellymoser, Cook, GSM, SPEEX.


Transferring CD/DVD/VHS content to VIUTube

While it's technically quite easy to extract audio/video from a CD or DVD and put it on our media streaming server VIUTube, it’s illegal to change the format of the media from CD/DVD to streaming media. The Copyright Act prohibits breaking a digital lock (ripping the CD/DVD) even for educational uses that are otherwise permitted by the Copyright Act.

If you would like to upload something from a commercial CD/DVD/VHS you will need to obtain permission from the publisher or copyright holder. We have developed the following form which explains the process to the copyright owner and requires them to provide written consent.

Here is a sample consent request: Copyright Permission for Streaming Media