The three alternative outputs available from Panopto are: Panopto Web Viewer, Audio Podcast (MP3) and Video Podcast (MP4).

Instructions

To access the alternative outputs, follow these steps:

  1. Go to imperial.cloud.panopto.eu
  2. Select ic.ac.uk from the Login using menu.
  3. Enter your College username and password.
  4. Click on View Sessions to enter the server.
  5. Hover over the individual recording in question.
  6. Click on the Settings cog.
  7. Select the Outputs tab.
  8. Choose an option: Panopto Web Viewer (offline viewer), Video podcast (MP4) or Audio podcast (MP3) 
  9. Read the notes below associated with the relevant output option.

Notes on alternative output options

Information on alternative outputs for Panopto

Panopto Web Viewer

  • Click View SessionThis will launch the video in a separate tab.
  • The offline recording is a downloadable copy of the recording which will be enclosed in a .zip file.
  • This offline recording can be used if you want to view and/or listen to a recording without Internet access.

Video podcast (MP4)

To view or download a video podcast (MP4), follow these steps:

  1. Change the format of the MP4 if required via the Type dropdown menu (options described below). The default MP4 style is Picture-in-Picture which gives you a MP4 with the video on the bottom left hand corner of the screen capture. If you want to choose another option, select one of the other options from the menu. Most people use Secondary Video Only, Picture-in-Picture or Side-by-Side view. If desired, you can also change the picture quality in the Quality dropdown menu.
  2. Press the Apply button and wait for the recording to reprocess.
  3. Click on View Podcast or Download Podcast if you want to view or download the MP4.

Available options

  • Mixed video: To be used when you have slides and video without any screen capture. It will alternate between the video and the slides when you view the MP4.
  • Primary video only: Will only show you the video in the MP4.
  • Secondary video only: Will only show you the screen/slide capture in the MP4.
  • Picture-in-picture: Will show you the screen/slide capture with the video on the bottom , right hand corner in the MP4.
  • Side-by-side: Will show you the screen/slide capture with the video on a side panel in the MP4.
  • Tile All Streams: Will add small versions of each input on one screen.

Mobile devices

  • All captures may be viewed on mobile devices. When a user accesses a capture using the normal link on a mobile device, they automatically see a progressive MP4 version.
  • If you choose to leave your podcast format as the Picture in Picture default setting, you should consider the space that is available on your PowerPoint for the video overlay. Make sure to leave enough room so that the video does not cover anything on your slide. If you find that this is a problem and you want to remove the video so that your whole slide is available, you can use Side-by-Side View or Secondary Video Only.
  • Most browsers will not progressively download the recordings from RSS feeds. This means that when a viewer clicks on an MP4 or MP3 it will wait until the entire recording downloads before a viewer can access the recording. A three hour recording could take 10 minutes to download or possibly longer due to its file size. If you wish to provide a progressive download then it is advisable to use the direct link to the recording.

Embed tags

Your video podcast (MP4) can be embedded on your webpage. To enable this feature, add the code in the Embed tag box inside the body of the HTML on the webpage in question.

Subscription/RSS

  • If you would like to subscribe to the video podcast choose one of the subscribe options.
  • If you want to provide a RSS link for the students to use, it is best to do this for a whole folder by selecting the folder, pressing the RSS icon (orange square with a dot in the bottom left hand corner and two quarter circles radiating from it) and choosing the option you would like.

Audio podcast (MP3)

  • Play an MP3 of the podcast by clicking on Play MP3 Audio
  • Download an MP3 of the podcast, which will give you an audio version of the file, by clicking on Download MP3 Audio.
  • If you would like to subscribe to the audio podcasts, choose one of the Subscribe options.
  • If you want to provide a RSS link for the students to use, it is best to do this for a whole folder by selecting the folder, pressing the RSS icon (orange square with a dot in the bottom left hand corner and two quarter circles radiating from it) and choosing the option you would like.