Q: How can I convert a Windows Media Video (WMV) or an MPG video to a (smaller) and more accessible MP4 or Flash video?
A: Here is a short list of video conversion tools known to work:
- Nero ($$) (some Delhi departments have a copy of this)
- AVI-FLV-MP4-WMV Converter (free 15 day trail): http://download.cnet.com/AVI-FLV-MP4-WMV-Converter/3000-2194_4-10864007.html
- Open AVI-FLV-MP4-WMV Converter
- Click the "Add Video Files" button
- Select the video you wish to convert
- Click the "Open" button
- Repeat the previous three steps for each video that needs to be converted
- Select "Flash Video Movie (*.flv)" from the "Output:" drop down menu
- Click the "Convert Now!" button
Q: Why should I convert my WMV or MPG files to MP4 or Flash?
A: The files will be much smaller, saving space, money, bandwidth, and time for users. Flash files are also more accessible to all computer systems.
Q: What are the steps for converting my videos and putting them in my Vancko Hall course?
- Install one of the converters and convert the files to FLV format.
- For multiple videos, select them and "send to" compressed/zipped file.
- Upload file(s) to VH. If you upload a zip file, unzip the file once uploaded to VH, and delete the zip file once unzipped.
- On the course homepage, create a link to each video, using "Add a resource" > Link to a file or website.