barkingdog

I created some simple Sharepoint Services 3.0 AVI files for others to download and learn along with me. I planned to store them, naturally, in Sharepoint, in a document library. Is that a good place to store them (some said that Sharepoint is not optimized for videos and I should use "media server" instead. But, then we have information being scattered on different servers and not centralized. This was one of the very problems that Sharpeoint is trying to address.)

TIA,

Barkingdog



Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Newbie: where store "AVI" files.....?

Bob Fox MVP

Silverlight and PopFly will become your friend. You can store them locally but one of the issues I have encountered was getting a media player to actually run them properly. I believe Ian Morrish has done this successfully but right now.... although not ideal i keep my screencasts on another media realm such as YouTube. No its not ideal for a corporate environment and you would want to keep them local but I havnt figured it out yet.

Have a peek..... http://bobfox.securespsite.com You will need to download Silverlight if not already on your system. Is this what your trying to achieve Other wise using Windows Media Player or some other tool you should still be able to keep and launch your videos with no issue. I do like having them run within SharePoint though.






Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Newbie: where store "AVI" files.....?

barkingdog

Bob,

I went to your site and saw a number of videos (.avi ) in what appeared to be a Sharpeoint document libvrary.

1. I couldn't download any our your videos as I don't have an account.

2 I'm not familiar with Silverlight (looked it up on Microsoft). What does it offer that Windows media player doesn't

3. I assume that viewers of a Sharepoint-stored AVI will download the AVI to their local desktop's to watch. Or does "opening" a video in Sharepoint open media player

Thanks,

Barkingdog

P.S. Anything stored in Sharepoint (including AVI's, I guess) are actually store in sql servrer. AVI's stored in sql sevrer ! What a blast!





Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Newbie: where store "AVI" files.....?

Bob Fox MVP

You should be able to right click the videos and hit save as... it will download to your desktop or another location. I have noticed this problem myself. On my top site though if you have silverlight installed you will see a player on the site.






Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Newbie: where store "AVI" files.....?

barkingdog

Yes,

I installed Silverlight on my computer and can now see your "in web page" video! (The video appears a touch small to the eye so I will need to see if I can enlarge it it somehow.). Great concept and thanks for your help.

Bow wow!,

Barkingdog