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MiddMedia

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MiddMedia is a audio/video storage and streaming service hosted by the college. It is developed and supported by LIS with the goal of providing high quality video streaming for both academic and administrative needs.

Using MiddMedia

The MiddMedia service can be accessed by going to https://middmedia.middlebury.edu/. After you log in you will shown your personal directory and any shared directories to which you can upload audio or video media.

  1. Go to https://middmedia.middlebury.edu/
  2. Log in
  3. Upload audio or video files of a supported format.


Using audio/video from MiddMedia in Segue (segue.middlebury.edu)

Segue includes a media-library plugin for MiddMedia that provides access to MiddMedia within Segue. To insert MiddMedia audio/video in Segue do the following:

  1. Go to the Segue site in which you want to insert the audio/video.
  2. If you are not logged in, log in.
  3. Edit a Text and Images block or create a new Text and Images block.
  4. Click the Embed Audio/Video button below the editor.
  5. The media-library will open, click on the MiddMedia tab.
  6. Upload an audio/video file if desired, or choose one already uploaded to MiddMedia.
  7. Click the Use button to insert a text-template for the embedded audio/video.
  8. Save the Text and Images block. The audio or video should now display in the page as an audio/video player.


Using audio/video from MiddMedia in WordPress (blogs.middlebury.edu)


Using audio/video from MiddMedia in other places

Embedding Audio/Video

Audio and video can be embeded in static web pages as well as in many blogging systems. Please be aware that some systems do not allow users to insert embed code for security reasons and will strip it out when you attempt to save your content.

  1. Go to MiddMedia and log in.
  2. Find the audio/video you wish to use
  3. Click on the Embed Code & URLs link
  4. Copy all of the embed-code from the first text area
  5. Paste the embed code into the HTML source of you page.

Download links to Audio/Video

If you wish to allow users to download your audio/video file rather than play it directly in a web-page, MiddMedia provides you with a download link.

  1. Go to MiddMedia and log in.
  2. Find the audio/video you wish to use
  3. Click on the Embed Code & URLs link
  4. Copy the HTTP URL link from the second text-field.
  5. Paste the link into your web page or email.

Supported Formats

Video

MiddMedia supports Flash video (.flv) and MPEG-4 video with H.264 encoding (.mp4). Other video formats are not currently supported and can not be uploaded to MiddMedia. MPEG-4 video with H.264 encoding provides the best quality and is the preferred format.

How to create MPEG-4 video with H.264 encoding (.mp4)

OS X - QuickTime Player

  1. Go to File --> Export...
  2. Select Export: Movie to MPEG-4
  3. Select Use: LAN/Intranet
  4. Click the Save button.

OS X - IMovie

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Windows - ????

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Audio

MP3 audio is the only audio format supported by MiddMedia. Other audio formats are not currently supported and can not be uploaded to MiddMedia.