Share Vodcasts

Sharing a MP4 link in the Mediasite player

This step is no longer require as Mediasite now displays the link to VODcasts and PODcasts by default in the player when they are created.

Students can find the link by clicking on the Example of the i icon ‘download icon’ on the Mediasite player. This shows a link in the browser they can right-click to Save video to their computer.

Things to know about creating downloadable file

Streaming video files is the best practice, however, in circumstances where playback is causing an issue for students you may provide a downloadable file.

A few things to consider before doing this:

  • Try delivering the videos in smaller chunks as these can perform better on slower connections
  • More of your storage space will be used when creating Vodcast and Podcasts. As it will include the default versions; smooth-streaming and progressive MP4 (required for playback on iOS devices), as well as, the Vodcasts or Podcasts files
  • Once downloaded, videos can be easily distributed outside of JCU.

Quick find Mediasite guides

  • Web-editor (Mediasite's online video editor)
    • Accessing the Web-editor
    • Editing with the Web-editor
    • Top and tail (altering the start and finish of the video)
    • Remove video (have audio and slides only)
    • Adding/removing chapters
    • Editing slides