The video component is used to display video within a page. This component will pull edited and encoded MP4 videos*, associated caption file, and assigned start image from the Digital Asset Management (DAM) system to display in the video player. The component is also capable of pulling from YouTube or stream.nyu.edu.
The video player component should be used to insert topical video content into your pages.
The video player component may be added to a 4-column, 3-column, or 2-column area in a template.
*MP4 is the preferred file format to accommodate both desktop and mobile device playback. M4V formatting will work but this file type is proprietary to Apple and may not be supported long-term. FLV formatting will continue to be supported by NYU but should be avoided as it does not support playback on mobile devices.
Closed captioning (or subtitling) is the process of displaying text at the bottom of the video player to provide additional or interpretive information to any site viewer who wishes to access it.
Closed captions typically show a transcription of the audio portion of a video as it occurs (either verbatim or in edited form), sometimes including non-speech elements. The XML file will need to be generated by the unit creating the video or by an outside captioning resource.
To install a caption file for DAM videos:
Format: MPEG-4 (.mp4 - strongly recommended) or M4V (.m4v)
OverallBitRate: ~1200 Kbps
* Flash Video (.flv) files will still play in this component but are not optimized to play on mobile devices and should be replaced as soon as possible.
Format: VP6 (or H.263)
BitRate: 1200 Kbps
Width: 576 pixel
Height: 324 pixel
Scan Type: Progressive
FrameRate: 29.970 fps
Format: MPEG Audio, (AAC or mp3 is acceptable)
Format_Version: Version 1
Format_Profile: Layer 3
BitRate: 80.0 Kbps
Channel(s): 2 channel
SamplingRate: 44.1 KHz or greater
BitDepth: 16 bit
Wish to see your videos in NYU's YouTube or iTunesU accounts? Contact Christopher James for assistance.
Ideally, these videos need to be H.264 codec and 100 to 300meg each, no bigger than 600meg. Their minimum frame size should be 640X360 (16:9) with matching pixel ratio.
Format: De-interlaced MP4, MOV, or M4V (H.264/AVC/MPEG-4 part 10)
A number of reputable free video conversion tools like Handbrake, as well as purchasable software, exist in the marketplace today and are easily found with a quick web search.
NYU does not endorse a specific tool, but have found many of these common tools to be helpful.
YouTube videos inserted into pages through the Video Player component are not able to be referenced on other pages.
Instead of referencing the video, insert a new Video Player component on that page.
Updated December 2015