Any content used to create a VIDIZMO
presentation is referred to as Digital Asset within VIDIZMO. Digital
Assets include video, sound, images, captions, closed captions, documents,
branch-able quizzes & surveys. This includes all other file types uploaded into VIDIZMO to be attached as download-able items within presentations.
What is a VIDIZMO
presentation consists of various digital assets such as video, sound, images, captions, closed
captions, file attachments to provide as downloads, documents, branch-able quizzes & surveys. These
digital assets are synchronized to play back in an order and sequence either in a single or two panes player. Interactivity within VIDIZMO
presentations is provided using branch-able quizzes, polls , surveys and click-able objects. These presentations are created using web based VIDIZMO Studio.
Please see VIDIZMO Service Specification
for various formats supported by VIDIZMO.
Where are my
digital assets and VIDIZMO presentations stored?
If you are using VIDIZMO Cloud
digital assets & VIDIZMO
presentations, collectively known as content are stored into your VIDIZMO account on the Cloud. VIDIZMO uses Windows Azure Cloud Operating system to store and serve all your content through superfast Microsoft
Datacenters, providing scalability and cost effectiveness. If you are using a VIDIZMO Hybrid
or VIDIZMO VIDIZMO On-Premises
then your content may reside inside your firewall or on the Cloud depending on your requirements and configuration.
How do I upload
digital assets and is there a limit on storage space?
You can upload your
digital assets using your browser by logging in your VIDIZMO Channel and selecting “Upload Content” or using VIDIZMO Publisher. You can also upload
digital assets while authoring presentations with VIDIZMO Studio. Your VIDIZMO Cloud
account comes with standard storage space; please check your VIDIZMO Subscription Plan
for storage space available to you. You will be billed monthly for the storage in excess to allowed limits. However if you are using VIDIZMO Hybrid
or VIDIZMO On-Premises
and have opted to store content on your own servers then these limits are in your control.
How can I author and publish VIDIZMO on-demand presentation?
VIDIZMO on-demand presentations can be created using desktop VIDIZMO Publisher for Windows/Mac and web based VIDIZMO Studio.
Can I use free content on the internet within my presentation?
Can I insert multiple videos within a presentation?
Yes, you can add as many videos as you want. You can stitch together multiple videos serially. Using more than two parallel playing videos in a presentation is not recommended since it can distract viewers and also downgrade the performance and speed of your processor.
How do I synchronize
video with PowerPoint?
VIDIZMO Studio allows you to synchronize video with PowerPoint and publish it for playback by viewers.
support closed captions?
Yes – VIDIZMO support multiple
closed captions in any number of languages within a presentation.
How would I create
closed captions in VIDIZMO?
There are several tools and services to create closed caption files, for example Subtitle Workshop
, Universal Subtitle
. You can use these tools to generate closed captions in SMI file format and import it in VIDIZMO Studio to associate it with a video. VIDIZMO
Player will use closed caption information to display closed captions in selected language.
What encoding software or hardware is recommended?
You can use Microsoft Expression Encoder
(Both free and paid versions are available) and Hand brake
(free). VIDIZMO also offers
Cloud encoding service and On-premises encoding solutions, please
your VIDIZMO sales representative for further details.
What is the recommended video format to be used in VIDIZMO
MPEG 4 is the recommended format to support VIDIZMO universal playback across Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone 7. Please see Service Specification
for specific details.
Can I limit access to presentations within my channel?
Yes – You can limit access of presentation to local channel users only.
How do I limit user access to certain presentation?
You can publish presentation without giving any rights to your channel users and later selectively assign rights to selected users. To do this, uncheck “Anonymous viewers” and “Local Channel Users” check boxes from presentation properties dialog box and publish presentation without any rights. Once local channel access rights have been removed, you can assign rights to individual users, go to: Presentation->Manage Presentation. Click on library tab and then choose a presentation. On the right pan click assign rights link, on the next page select a user, and then click on Define Rights button.
Can I join more than one channel on VIDIZMO?
Yes, you can join multiple channels concurrently. If you are part of multiple channels, you will be provided list of your channels upon login. At this time, you can select a channel to set as your default or simply select a channel to start using it.
Can I embed my presentation on any other website?
Yes, you can embed your
video presentations on any web page on any web site, for details checkout our blog
How do I conduct a live webcast, webinar or town hall meeting?
VIDIZMO Live Presenter and Recorder with VIDIZMO Encoder Appliance provides you the ultimate reliable solution to conduct
live sessions for any purpose. To create and schedule a live session,launch VIDIZMO Studio, select live studio, live source and expected duration. Now you can select the slides that you would share during your
live presentation and schedule this live Session.
What is a live streaming profile?
A live streaming profile
is a live video stream Source configured in your VIDIZMO Channel. If you have just received a new VIDIZMO Account then you will have to configure your own live streaming source.
How do I create a live Streaming Profile?
VIDIZMO requires additional hardware or software to conduct a live video session. To identify video capture and
encoding devices available to VIDIZMO Live Presenter & Recorder, you must first
create live source profiles within VIDIZMO. Please login as Administrator or
Author, go to “Settings | Manage live Source Profiles” and click on “Create a
New Profile”. For reliability, VIDIZMO recommends using VIDIZMO Encoder
Appliance to use with VIDIZMO live Presenter & Recorder.Software choices to
capture and encode video include Microsoft Expression Encoder, Wirecast and any
other software supporting windows media streaming. Click
to learn how to setup live source profile and streaming using
Microsoft Expression Encoder with VIDIZMO
to find how to setup live source profile and stream using
Wirecast with VIDIZMO
. If you are interested in conducting a demonstration of VIDIZMO Encoder Appliance with VIDIZMO
Live Presenter and Recorder,
your VIDIZMO sales representative.
Is there a limit of number of
live viewers during a webcast, webinar or a town hall meeting?
No – There is no limit. VIDIZMO uses industry’s leading Content Delivery Networks (CDN) to ensure smooth viewing experience for your viewers across all devices including Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone 7.5 etc. VIDIZMO uses peer to peer CDN such as Ignite to offer smooth viewing experience within an enterprise.
What is the minimum bandwidth required for
512 KBPS is minimum recommended bandwidth to view live streaming.