Before uploading a video to Panopto, you must encode your video to the settings listed below. Encoding your own video also gives you greater control over its final appearance. This process is known as "encoding for streaming," and it allows videos to display properly online.
An easy way to encode any video for Median is to use a program called HandBrake, which is available on all lab workstations, or can be downloaded for free from http://handbrake.fr.
|Video codec: H.264||Audio codec: AAC|
|Video average bitrate: 800 kb/sec||Audio bitrate: 128 kb/sec|
|Video file extension: .mp4||Audio sampling rate: 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz|
|Video must NOT be anamorphic|
Encoding with Handbrake
When you launch HandBrake, it will prompt you to choose the video file or DVD you want to convert. Navigate to your selection and click Open.
Choose the encoding settings outlined and pictured above. If HandBrake has not already done it for you, be sure to change the file extension to .mp4 in the File field under Destination.
To make sure the video is not anamorphic, click the Picture Settings button at the top of the HandBrake window and choose None in the Anamorphic drop-down menu.
The Picture Settings window is also where you can set other aspect ratio and cropping controls the way you want. Close the window to save your settings.
Under Audio, use only one track.
Once all the appropriate settings are selected, click the Start button at the top of the HandBrake window. HandBrake will encode your video to the location on your hard drive specified under Destination.