Adding Content -- Images, Audio, Video (cont'd)

How-to insert a video clip

You can insert the following video file types into your SoftChalk lesson: avi, mpeg, mp4, mpg, mov, and wmv. You can also insert a Flash, Shockwave, or Web Movie using the following file types: swf and dcr.

Let's say you want to insert a video clip that you have saved to your MSUM Media File Manager account. Complete the following steps to learn how to insert a video clip into your lesson.

Inserting from your MSUM Media File Manager account:

Step 1. Upload the video clip to your MSUM Media File Manager acccount. Copy the link address for your video clip (for this example, the URL provided for our file is rtsp://media.mnstate.edu/its/VideoExcelPieChrt.swf). Note: This is a Flash video file (swf).

Step 2. Place your cursor at the location in your SoftChalk lesson where you want to insert the video clip.

Step 3. From the SoftChalk menu bar, click Insert and click Widget.

Step 4. Enter the Name and Description of the Widget.

In the Widget code field Paste the embed codes given below:

Paste and Replace Insert the Link here with the Media Server URL link .

Change the beginning portion of the web address from rtsp to http.

If you need to change the size and height of the embedded video, Change the Width and Height.

Click Ok.

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Embed codes for different video formats:

swf:

<embed src="Insert the Link here" width="320" height="240" quality="low" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"></embed>

flv:

<embed src="http://freevideocoding.com/flvplayer.swf?file=Insert the Link here &autoStart=true" width="320" height="240" quality="high" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"></embed>

rm:

<embed type="audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin" src="Insert the Link here" width="500" height="400" autostart="true" controls="imagewindow" nojava="true" console="c1275583156617" pluginspage="http://www.real.com/"></embed><br><embed type="audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin" src="Insert the Link here" width="500" height="26" autostart="true" nojava="true" controls="ControlPanel" console="c1275583156617">

mov:

<embed src="Insert the Link here" width="600" height="416" controller="true">

mp4:

<embed src="Insert the Link here" width="320" height="256" autoplay="true" controller="true" type="video/quicktime" scale="tofit" pluginspage="http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/"> </embed>

avi:

<embed type="audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin" src="Insert the Link here" width="320" height="240" autostart="true" controls="imagewindow" nojava="true" console="c1275398976236" pluginspage="http://www.real.com/"></embed><br><embed type="audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin" src="Insert the Link here" width="320" height="26" autostart="true" nojava="true" controls="ControlPanel" console="c1275398976236"> </embed>

YouTube:

Copy the embed code that is provided on the YouTube video that you want to use. To display the code, click on the [<Embed>] button below the video.

Step 5. Click [OK] to embed the video into the lesson.

Note: If you need to change the size of the embedded video, right-click the Widget Placeholder and select Modify Widget. Change the Width and Height.