As PAS/PDI, can I get a student host in a videoconference?
If the student has logged in as a guest to the virtual room, the host can turn it into a host or presenter by clicking on their name in the users window by choosing the new role.
In any case, if the host that initiated the session (not the student) leaves the same, the meeting shall automatically terminate at 5 minutes.
How is the recording of a mUVie?
mUVie stands for "Materials Universitaris Virtuals per a la Investigació i l’Ensenyament (virtual university material for research and teaching)". It consists of a video of a presenter and a slide show or computer screen. In a mUVie you can personalise the video presentation with titles and relevant information, while displaying the teacher's presentation alongside the audio and video of that presentation, thus producing a professional and high-quality video. The length of a mUVie normally does not exceed 20 minutes, but you can plan a series of videos lasting approximately this long each.
A mUVie also allows you to record a class made up of one or more mUVies. If the class lasts longer than 20 minutes, you must organise sets of videos, and these sets match the content in the course plan.
How it works the service of recording videos to the UV?
The Servei d'Informàtica (SiUV, IT service) and the Servei de Formació Permanent i Innovació Educativa (SFPIE, Lifelong Learning and Educational Innovation Service) jointly provide this multimedia content recording service. Aimed at UV staff (PDI teaching and PAS administrative staff), it allows the recording of videos or multimedia educational for teaching or work purposes.
This video recording service offers PDI and other teaching staff at the UV the ability to record multimedia educational content at our recording studios. This service can also be requested by UV staff who need audiovisual media in support of their work.
The recordings are made in the recording studios belonging to the SFPIE (on Tarongers Campus) or the SiUV (on Burjassot Campus), depending on the destination and type of material to be recorded.
The purpose of the recordings is to publish the videos on the multimedia server of the UV, so the videos will be accessible on the internet but you can also link to them from the Online Classroom, blogs or other websites. In any case, the user who requested the recording decides who has access to the material (public, password protected, publicly downloadable, etc.).
To request this service, you need only fill out a form allowing at least the minimum time stipulated and the service's technicians will study the proposal and contact the applicant. You can record mUVies, classes, conferences, video tutorials and video conferences, but you can also broadcast live from different events.
How does MMedia?
Anyone who enters the URL http://mmedia.uv.es will reach a page that shows a series of videos that users have recently uploaded, but also a search engine for other videos that are not displayed and can be found on the media server.
Simply put, the MMedia service has a public area where all users can find the resources that the author has marked as 'public'. (The author is the user who first published the resource on our system).
There are already thousands of videos stored by users of the UV and available to be watch.
How does MMedia to broadcast live?
The MMedia server allows live broadcasting of events using software that sends the video signal from the user's computer to the UV multimedia server, and this is responsible for sending this TV broadcast to as many viewers as connect to the URL of the event.
Any PDI teaching staff or PAS administrative staff who is a UV user can make a live broadcast using their own computer, with its multimedia equipment and software as recommended by the SIUV (Servei d'Informàtica, IT service) broadcasting to MMedia.
The Servei d'Informàtica recommends using Adobe Media Live Encoder (free), which once installed and configured will send the video signal from your computer to MMedia which will broadcast it over the internet.
There are other programs (usually requiring payment) which also allow you to send the RTMP video signal to MMedia and which we have successfully tested. For example XSplit Broadcaster.
DOWNLOAD ADOBE MEDIA ENCODER LIVE (free):
We can officially download the software from the link below by clicking on "Download" and then filling out the short form that appears.
It is available for Windows and Mac OS operating systems (English)
How can I access to MMedia?
Access to the multimedia server is as simple as opening the following URL in any browser: http://mmedia.uv.es
When you click on any video on the home page, or from wherever you have found it, a player will appear to play it.
At the top of the MMedia homepage there are various menus giving access to the various options.
How can I broadcast live?
To make a live broadcast using the audio/video signal of your computer, there are two essential steps to take:
1. Create a LIVE event in MMedia.
2. Install and configure the Live Encoder software on your computer.
Watch a video tutorial that explains how to create a live event in MMedia:
Once this is done, you need only install and configure the software on your 'broadcasting' computer. This software even allows the recording of the event on your computer for later viewing or publication.
Give the URL to our "viewers" so they have access to our broadcast on the day and time of the event. They can also tune in to the event broadcast by doing a search on Mmedia.uv.es.
If you ever need help to discover the IP of your broadcasting computer, watch this video:
Our broadcast can be seen by thousands of people simultaneously from equipment and devices that have Flash Player installed (currently almost all computers) and updated.
If a viewer needs to watch our broadcasting from Smartphones or Android devices, they can download a player that allows them to view your RTMP broadcast.
How can I link my videos?
Your MMedia videos are associated with a URL, found at the bottom of the edit menu for the video, and which we can communicate to the people who need to see it.
You can select either of the two displayed (both will work, but we recommend using the first one).
URL to show or insert in the mmplayer portlet:
1. http://mmedia.uv.es/buildhtml/46588 (recommended URL)
If you want your video to appear on a blog or website within a player so that users can view the video simply by clicking on it, without visiting Mmedia, copy the Embed code found a the bottom of the edit video menu and paste it in the blog entry or webpage.
How can I insert subtitles to the videos?
You can add captions to a video that you have uploaded to MMedia. First of all, remember you need to add two files to MMedia: the video to be captioned and a .SRT file containin the captions themselves. (The caption system will not work if the user playing the video uses HTML5.)
This file must be created using an application like Aegisub (http://www.aegisub.org/) or equivalents to correctly indicate the lines of text to be inserted and when they should appear in the video; it should also have the same name as the associated video (apart from the extension, as we later explain).
You can download a portable version of this Aegisub software from the following link:
This recommended freeware allows you to open the video and place the text in each section of the video intuitively. Once all the captions are in place and everything is complete, save the file. The file will save as .ASS
Save the file and then convert it to .SRC format using any software designed for this purpose. We recommend an online converter:
Then load the resulting .SRT file to MMedia along with the video to be captioned.
E.g. myvideo.mp4 and myvideo.srt (the .SRT file must also be labelled 'active' and 'public' in MMedia).
Once this is done, the user will see an ON/OFF connector or plug-in at the top right of your video allowing captions to be displayed or hidden.
Example of the content of a .SRT file:
00:00:00,000 --> 00:00:05,000
Accederemos a lo que es el panel de configuración de nuestro Blog.
00:00:05,006 --> 00:00:11,050
En este caso vamos a quedarnos con la idea de que en la parte izquierda tenemos toda la serie de menús
00:00:11,050 --> 00:00:15,014
diferentes, que nos van a permitir hacer todo dentro de nuestro blog
00:00:15,014 --> 00:00:17,084
You can see an example by watching the first 17 seconds of this video:Example of captions
How can I upload a video to MMedia?
To upload a video to MMedia follow these few simple steps. Watch the following videotutorial which explains how to do it.
Error: FMS Server did not return correctly?
Regarding the error, it may occur if the user has port 1935 closed in their or their company's firewall; they need to open it. This is quite normal in places with many security restrictions. The user must solve it with their company or in the place they are connecting from.
Documented by Adobe: Error: FMS Server did not return correctly! This error is sometimes seen on County networks or other networks with strict firewall policies. To resolve this, open up port 1935 for the meeting. Request the Connect server IP address if necessary.
How can you record the video calls?
Yes, meetings can be recorded, but only by the host, who has the user privileges to do so.
Can you do a test previous to the meeting?
Of course. In fact we recommend it. Many users make two reservations: one for a trial run a few days or hours before and the second for the meeting in question.
If I previously recorded my meeting, how can I see it again? Can everyone see it afterwards?
If you recorded the meeting, you yourself can generate a public URL for it during the following six months.
Because the URL is public, the recording can be seen by everyone who knows the URL. However, the host can also add a password to the recording that visitors must enter before watching it.
Do they work these rooms on iPads or iPhones?
They work perfectly, but you must first install Connect Mobile. This is free.
Do you have to be connected by WIFI or only cable?
As can be expected, we recommend connecting using landline, since the speed is usually higher. Nonetheless, all tests with WIFI have been satisfactory, even when using the UV Eduroam network during peak hours.
Where do the recordings?
Currently the recordings are made on the media sets at the SFPIE (Servei de Formació Permanent i Innovació Educativa, Lifelong Learning and Educational Innovation Service) on Tarongers Campus or at the Servei d'Informàtica (SiUV, IT service) on Burjassot Campus, depending on the type of recording you wish to make and availability.
Once the service receives a request and it is approved, we inform the user of which set is to be used for recording; if both are available, the user can choose according to convenience.
To request the recording of a mUVie you must be PDI teaching staff or PAS administrative staff at the University. This service is not offered to students.
Where can I view legal information on ICT resources?
Can I teach a class with conferencing system, or only meetings?
Yes, you can teach a class or present a conference using the platform. You can hold a work meeting, or use Connect to teach participants a class.
Can I hold a virtual meeting from my office with my laptop?
Of course. If your office computer meets the minimum requirements you can use it together with a webcam and a microphone. We recommend using headphones instead of speakers to avoid problems with the sound.
Can I participate in the conference from home?
Of course. Although the quality of the broadcast will depend on the connection and the bandwidth we have at home. It will work better or worse depending on the number of participants with audio and video turned on.
Can I participate in the conference from home?
Of course. First you must install the Mobile Connect software for your operating system. This is available for free for iOS, Android and Blackberry.
Remember that performance will depend on the data rate that we have contracted, or on the WIFI to which we are connected.
Can I post to MMedia a photo album?
Yes. In MMedia, a photo album is a file that we can create containing a series of images that we gather together.
The result is a URL for this file that, when added to a browser, will play all the photos sequentially as if it were a Powerpoint presentation.
How many assistants as maximum can participate?
Up to 99 participants are allowed in a meeting. Just remember that if there are many participants, performance will be better if only the speakers turn on video and audio, not all participants.
What is a Playlist or playlist?
A playlist is a file that contains a list of videos that must be grouped and played sequentially.
We can create a playlist (option "New playlist") that looks like just an ordinary file at any time, but when editing it you can select from all our public videos to create a playlist.
The result will be a unique URL, which will play all the videos it contains.
What are the different Creative Commons licenses in MMedia?
When you find multimedia material licensed under Creative Commons, you need to know what you are allowed to do with this piece of work.
On the videos stored on MMedia, the author can select what type of licence to assign to the video. This licence will be displayed along with the video before being played, and thus informs the user that this audiovisual material is protected under this type of licence.
These kind of licences provide certain rights to third parties under certain conditions.
You can find a document with the explanation about the different licences at the following link:
What are the recommendations to successfully burn a mUVie?
We advise you to create a Powerpoint presentation to display to the cameras and which will serve to provide more content and strengthen the resulting video. We recommend producing the most dynamic and visual slides possible with very minimal text explanations. These slides should be sent to the recording set staff in advance of the recording.
Using the University template. There is a corporate template we recommend you use in the presentation. This template can download at the end of this document.
Recording Service Request
The recording service request is made through the Online Office (http://secvirtual.uv.es), clicking on the 'Reserve spaces and resources' followed by 'Availability and reservations'. Then select either 'Gravació Multimèdia Burjassot' (Burjassot recording set) or 'Gravació Multimèdia Tarongers' (Tarongers recording set) and fill out the form.
Once sent, technical staff will contact you to confirm availability, media and others details.
Documents and templates
2. Recording/broadcast of conferences or events outdoors
The SFPIE (Servei de Formació Permanent i Innovació Educativa, Lifelong Learning and Educational Innovation Service) has a laptop for recording and broadcasting live events or conferences organised by the Universitat de València off premises. In order to successfully record or broadcast, you must meet the requirements and regulations of the Educational Innovation Unit - SFPIE.
We can find relevant information published by the SFPIE by clicking the following link:
What user and password I use for access to the meeting?
As the host, you must always enter using your University username and password. Users who participate and have a University account may use their username and password to access the meeting.
If the participant does not have a UV account, they must log in as a guest, and the host grants them whatever privileges are required.
Who can see my videos?
If you have previously marked a video as 'public', it will be visible to anyone who opens the file.
It will be visible to anyone who knows the URL or it finds using the MMedia search tool, Google or other means.
You can also restrict access to the video using a password, or on the contrary set the video to be public and also allow it to be downloaded.
Public: The video will play for anyone who opens it, either because they know the URL, because they found it in a search on MMedia or because the link appears on Roderic (the UV's repository of free content).
Passworded: the video will only play if the user knows the password the author set at the time of publication.
Note: Passworded videos cannot be played in HTML5.
IP addresses: You can specify the IP address of the computer on which one can play the video. You can indicate more than one IP address if separated by a space, or a range of IP addresses using the asterisk [*] as a wildcard.
Requirements to be able to record
The general requirements in order to be a beneficiary of the service are:
Your request will be assessed by the SFPIE (Servei de Formació Permanent i Innovació Educativa, Lifelong Learning and Educational Innovation Service) or the SIUV (Servei d'Informàtica, IT service) and will receive a response, either positive or negative, within a week.
What requirements to work with MMedia?
MMedia works on any browser in any operating system (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, etc.), and even works on any handheld device or smartphone.
To view content on your computer you only need to have updated Flash Player.
Can we book the rooms for use in the evening or on weekends?
Indeed you can reserve a virtual conference room for use outside teaching hours or at weekends. In some cases videoconferencing has to take place during the teaching hours of other countries to encourage attendance.
Select a audio/video device different from that which appears in Connect
Click on the icon at the top of the video window and choose 'Select camera'. It will open a window with two further icons at the bottom that allow Flash Player to choose another camera or microphone.
Once done, click on the menu "Meeting - Audio setup wizard" to check the correct microphone has been selected.
Can you make a student to be host to start if I endorse it as a PAS/PDI?
Yes . When you apply for a room from the virtual secretariat, in the field 'observations' should indicate that the host will be a student and must provide your user as well as alumni in the UV.
In this way, it will not be necessary to the initial access to the room of the PAS/PDI for possible video conferencing. In fact, the applicant shall not have privileges of a host, but yes the student.
Can a student request an Adobe Connect virtual room?
No. The service is offered to staff of the UV. The application of living room should always be performed by a PAS/PDI of the University.
How can I access to the server to publish material?
UV users have a private space on MMedia where we can store our video or multimedia resources. You can enter this space by logging in to MMedia using the same username and password you use for your (web interface) e-mail account, disco.uv.es, or via network drives (this last option is not covered in this document).
Remember that you can only publish videos, music and materials on MMedia which you own or may lawfully placed on the server (see Legal section).
At the top of the MMedia homepage, there are four options one of which is "Log in".
The layout of the administration page will be similar to that shown below. This page shows us all the multimedia files that we upload to the platform.
You can upload your files using one of the tabs at the top called "New file".
Once the file is uploaded, you can click on it to open an edit form allowing us to choose whether we want our video to be public or not, add a title and a description, assign a category, and several other options, in addition to a button that allows us to convert it to .MP4 (the default format for MMedia) if the original video is in another format.
We can also take note of the URL assigned to the video and send it by e-mail, offer it to our students, etc., so that by simply clicking on the URL, users go directly to our video playback.