What is Media?

Media is a set of communication tools or outlets that are used to deliver and preserve data.

Types of Media:

There are five types of media which can be processed on VIDIZMO:

  • Video
  • Audio
  • Image
  • Document

Video: A Video is a digital medium for the display, copying, recording, playback, and broadcasting of visual media in motion. A video clip or a video file is a series of electronic signals that can simulate the movement of graphics, pictures, or text.

Audio: Audio is referred to any noise or sound within the human audio spectrum. An audio file refers to any digital information such as music and speech that can be played on a computer.

Image: A picture created, stored, or copied in an electronic form known as an image. An image is a visual representation of vector or raster graphics.

Document: A document can be defined as an electronic copy of matter that provides information or acts as a reference material.

SCORM: SCORM is an acronym for Shareable Content Object Reference Model, which is a standard for the management of eLearning content. The SCORM standard constitutes how eLearning content is packaged and delivered ensuring content compatibility with any SCORM compliant LMS.

What Are Content Providers?

All of the media types are associated with the content providers. Content providers store, encode and serve the content to the end users hence these are dependent on the type of media user uploads. For instance, document or image might not need the same storage or encoding provider as that of audio and video files since a user might require different renditions of audio and video files. Therefore, the content providers will be selected according to the media file that is being uploaded.

By default, Azure/Smooth Streaming providers are assigned to any new Account/Channel as a content provider.

About File Extensions

The file extension of these media types is defined by a Web-Admin of VIDIZMO. A Web-Admin enters the file extension, and it's associated media type which allows the application to recognize the media type while uploading. If a certain file extension is not provided, for instance, if a Contributor uploads a video file of .WebM format, then it will be considered as a Miscellaneous file. Note that the uploaded file will not be published on the application. After the Web-Admin defines the format, the Contributor will have to upload again to publish the content.