Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I narrate voice over my PowerPoint presentation slides?
Yes. MS PowerPoint tool allows you to record your narration over your presentation slides. Here is a step by step guide on how to do it with PowerPoint 2016:
Once you have saved your presentation as a video, you can easily upload it in your VIDIZMO account by logging in as Admin or Manager > go to Admin > Media Management > Add New Video.
What media management tools are available as part of this platform?
Whether you have a small or large media library, VIDIZMO provides a very intuitive media management tool for Portal managers to organize, search, edit, moderate, assign metadata, publish media and to generate embed codes or create playlists and collections.
Organize all types of media in one place:
Portal managers can store, organize all of their videos, audio, images, documents etc. in their Portal media library, search and sort based on keywords, tags, categories, most recent etc.
Portal managers and moderators can add and edit content title, descriptions, tags, categories, custom attributes and other Meta data at any point in time.
Drag and Drop Playlists:
Simply drag and drop your published media in a list to create Playlists, enforce completion or playback in specific order and control automatic playback and looping behavior.
Portal managers and moderators can review content before it is published to Portals in user generated content scenarios. More advanced workflows can be implemented for various editorial team roles.
Schedule Media Publishing:
Each media can be scheduled for publishing and archival on specific dates.
If you want to change the automatically captured thumbnails, you can capture it directly from the video with a built-in thumbnail capture tool or upload your own.
Portal managers can share content within each other for content re-use to share media management control.
Can thumbnails be attached with a level of custom flexibility?
VIDIZMO automatically generates video thumbnails in 16:9 ratio and users can also capture it directly from the video or upload their own.
Read more: How to Capture or Upload Video Thumbnails.
Can we create a sharable URL and thumbnail for the video?Yes, VIDIZMO creates a source URL which can be used or shared to other systems. VIDIZMO also enables the creation of a thumbnail preview image of the video when shared.
Does VIDIZMO allow users to share video by email to another user?
Yes, VIDIZMO provides an option for users to share a video link via email. By using this feature, the user is navigated to the default mailing application used by the user, and the invite link to watch the video is added to the body of the email which can be sent to another user. Learn more about How to Share Media via Mail.
What screen capture options does VIDIZMO offer?
VIDIZMO currently support various 3rd party tools to capture screen recordings such as Camtasia, Captivate, Articulate, CamStudio, OBS etc. or any other tool that captures screen recording in a standard video format as specified in VIDIZMO specifications.
Can videos have a watched/ watched tag in user accounts?
With some customization, VIDIZMO can show unwatched videos as unwatched, or watched videos as watched, and have this remembered across sessions and devices.
Can the player automatically push related videos at the end of a video or a selection of videos based on similar keywords or manual selection?VIDIZMO provides out-of-the-box HTML widget for related videos. Same list of related videos can be displayed inside the player with customization.
Can users select video quality/resolution of their choice while watching a video on-demand?
VIDIZMO uses similar technologies as used by Netflix and YouTube. The video quality may be kept at auto or dynamically adjusted for a user to select the video quality of their choice from the given renditions options. The last selection is remembered and video plays back on the last selection for that user.
One of the features of VIDIZMO's Media Management is its ability to enable multiple Renditions of a video. These Renditions become available to the users who can change the quality of the videos they are watching during playback, allowing users to choose the best quality settings that would run smoothly on their network connection resulting in maximum efficiency. This feature is for those viewers who experience network connectivity issues.
Does VIDIZMO have the ability to dynamically sense and adjust the video quality (bandwidth) sent to end-points or viewers device?VIDIZMO player automatically detects best video format to play for the device. Customer can configure order/ choice of the video formats.
Can administrators create playlists or Portals for selective sharing of content?
Yes, VIDIZMO has the ability to segregate content in playlists or even completely different Portals for selective viewing or global sharing for authorized users.
Can a user create his/her own playlist?
Moderator+ roles can create multiple playlists in VIDIZMO. However, after some customization VIDIZMO can enable user-level ability to create their own playlist.
Read more: How to Create and Edit a Playlist.
How does your solution manage multimedia assets such as images, documents, interactive PDFs, audio, raw and final video?
Built-in asset management allows you to store, raw video, encoded outputs, pdf, word, PowerPoint slides, images, audio, and virtually all major media file types to share with your users.
Understanding Media Types and Formats
Does VIDIZMO have standard archiving processes?
Yes, VIDIZMO can be configured to provide archiving capabilities, by allowing admins to move selected media to an archive portal. The storage of the archive portal can be configured to use any low-cost cloud storage provider or on-premise storage.
Does VIDIZMO have an auto-archiving feature?Yes, VIDIZMO has the ability to set duration of life of an asset and archive upon expiration. Additionally, assets can also be archived to tapes or other offline mediums.
Does the system include facility to geo-restrict content delivery for individual videos and groups of videos?
By default, the facility to restrict access is available on Portal level (group of videos). Individual video level restriction is also available as a customization option.
Read more: How to Restrict Specific Locations from Accessing Content.
Can VIDIZMO apply access controls?Yes, VIDIZMO can apply access controls as well as Digital Rights Management to assets at the creator's discretion.
Can the content be shared to social media or other users?
Yes, content can be shared directly from player to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Email, Embed, etc. Practically speaking, managers and moderators of public Portals can broaden their reach by allowing viewers to share published media on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Is there an available feature for social syndication?
Yes, you can expand your audience and enable social sharing features for any video in a public Portal and allow users to embed it on their website or simply share on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or simply share it via traditional emails, etc.
Does VIDIZMO comprise of social features such as video comments, liking, sharing etc.?
Yes, VIDIZMO has social features like comments with moderation, like, sharing, tag cloud, all of which increases interactivity and salability of the content.
Can the system generate hashtags and links for social media?Yes, VIDIZMO has the ability to autogenerate hashtags/links and integrate posting to selected social media sites.
Can VIDIZMO Select Media Resolution Based On Bandwidth?
VIDIZMO has the ability to dynamically sense and adjust the video quality (bandwidth) sent to end-points or viewers' devices.
Can a user send invitations to watch content to another user within the organization?
Yes, VIDIZMO provides an option for users to refer content to another user who is a part of the portal/ account. Users are only required to enter the email of another user and an email will be generated and sent to the referred user with a link of that content. Learn more about How to Refer Media to Viewers.
Is there a retrieval process for deleted content in VIDIZMO?
Yes, VIDIZMO allows users to retrieve the deleted media files from a Portal. When media is deleted, the content is removed from the portal. However, there is a chance that the media is mistakenly deleted, hence, for content integrity purposes, VIDIZMO provides an option to customizable retention policy for content. Depending on the expiry of the retention period, , users will have to contact VIDIZMO support for the retrieval of deleted content. Once the content is deleted, it remains on servers till the retention period and can be recovered by VIDIZMO support team. After the lapse of the retention period for the media, the media is purged forever.
Does VIDIZMO supports 360-degree video or other Virtual Reality technology to be ingested and used in the platform?
Yes, 360-degree videos can be ingested and used in VIDIZMO platform. To enable this, the user will have to select Enable 360 View checkbox to allow users to view the video in 360. This checkbox should only be enabled if the video was recorded in 360. VIDIZMO player supports playback for 360-degree videos and users can rotate the video by clicking and dragging it around.
Does the platform have a feature of displaying Recommended Content to the users?
Yes, VIDIZMO offers a capability to show relevant content to different types of users. Content will be displayed related to the media being playback. VIDIZMO employs a recommendation algorithm which is based on titles, author names, categories, Tags, and Description.