On Tuesday, August 6, 2013, the Streaming Learning Center held its first webinar, Get Your Video online, which was sponsored and distributed by Onstream Media. The free, 30-minute seminar is now available for online viewing. Here’s the description:
Who this free seminar is for: The use of streaming video has skyrocketed because it can be extraordinarily effective for sales, marketing, communications, and other critical functions. This introductory seminar is for website stakeholders who want to learn how to add video into their web sites. It’s also a useful foundation for producers who wish to attend future webinars on more advanced topics. This webinar is sponsored and will be produced by Onstream Media.
What it covers:
– The seminar starts by defining common streaming-related terms like bandwidth, codec, data rate and others, which are necessary to understand how streaming works and how best to implement it.
– Next, it details the high-level workflow for presenting video on your website, including the role of compression and the differences between distribution alternatives like progressive download, streaming and adaptive streaming.
– The seminar then identifies distribution alternatives like user generated content (UGC) sites like YouTube and Vimeo and online video platforms (OVPs) like Brightcove and Kaltura, and discusses the pros and cons of each alternative.
– Then it shows how to encode video for uploading to YouTube, how to upload the video file and then how to embed the video file from YouTube into a web page.
What you will learn: Attendees will walk away with a high level understanding of how streaming works and the specific ability to upload a video to YouTube and embed it in their own website.
The webinar should be useful for any streaming newbie who wants to get up to speed on the basics of streaming. To watch the archived webinar, click here.
This webinar was the first of six to be produced by the Streaming Learning Center in the late summer and early fall of 2013. For more on the series, click here. To sign up for the next webinar, Configuring Your Streaming Video, click here.