One options for publishing your lecture or personal capture recordings is to produce them as a “vodcast” which is essentially a standalone video file that will play in your bowser (if it has the correct plug-ins installed). You should also be able to download the vodcast files to archive, watch later when you are not online or import into a movie editing program to remix as you need.
Downloading the vodcast files is pretty straight forward on a PC, although there is an unexpected step which might catch you out. To download a vodcast from echo:
- Click on the link in the e-mail you receive when your recording has been published (make sure you click the link to the vodcast) or select the download link from within the echo centre.
- This will try to play your video in your web browser. Click on the link to Download Media File underneath the video.
- The file that downloads will be called something like media.m4v-, attachment. It has an unusual file extension which won’t be recognised by your PC.
- If you rename the file so that its file extension is only .m4v it should play OK on your local PC (eg to media.m4v)
Note: File extensions are the letters that come after the name of a file that tell us what type of file it is, eg .doc is a word file, .ppt is a PowerPoint file. If you cannot see the file extensions for any of your files, click here to see how to show file extensions.