A Few Updates

February 2 2023

  1. Multi-factor Authentication will be coming to MacVideo soon. There is no need for any action on your end. Logging into the MacVideo website (www.macvideo.ca) will require MFA much like your McMaster email or other Microsoft 365 apps. For more information visit: https://macvideo.mcmaster.ca/knowledge-base/exec/multi-factor-authentication-mfa/
  2. You can now create your own captions from scratch if you prefer not to use the automated captions. To see more view the tutorial here: https://macvideo.mcmaster.ca/knowledge-base/exec/how-to-create-captions-from-scratch/
  3. You can now resize the video player while in the caption editor. To see more visit the tutorial here: https://macvideo.mcmaster.ca/knowledge-base/exec/how-to-edit-captions/

New Caption File Support

February 19 2021
MacVideo now supports WebVTT caption files. These caption files can also be edited within the MacVideo Caption Editor. With this new addition, the following caption file types that are supported and may be edited are: SRT, DFXP, and WebVTT. To see how to edit captions within the MacVideo Caption Editor view this tutorial.

New Language Options for Captions

November 16 2020
You can now request additional captions in: French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese. You can have more than one caption file available to viewers. To see how to request captions view the tutorial here.

New Interactive Video Paths

October 21 2020
MacVideo now has a feature that provides the capability of creating videos with branching pathways. Kaltura Interactive Video Paths will give you the ability to add choice-based learning paths to your videos, inviting your viewers to engage and participate in unique ways. With Interactive Paths, you can customize your content to create a “choose your own adventure” experience for each of your viewers. You can create, share and embed video paths in your website and Avenue to Learn.

To access the Interactive Video Paths tool, simply log into MacVideo and click “Interactive Video” under the Add New menu.

To view an example video and the tutorial, go to this link.

For even more branching examples made outside of McMaster, go here.

New MacVideo Platform Updates

July 19 2020
With the ever growing volume of videos, Kaltura are continuously looking at ways to help you better organize your repositories for maximum discoverability and greater ease of use. With that in mind, we’ve added a new display option to your personal media repository, My Media. Users can now view their media and all related information in a single Table view, including: Title, Entry ID, Type of Entry, Tags, Channels, and get quick access to Entry-Level Analytics. To see more go here.

Kaltura has recently added AI-Based machine translation for captions (Macvideo currently exploring this). To read more about MacVideo captions, go here. Kaltura in collaboration with SyncWords are hosting a webinar on AI-Based machine translation July 29, 2020 11:00 AM. If you’d like to attend this webinar, you can register for the event here.

New Video Customization Features

June 9 2020
MacVideo now allows you to customize your video page design as well as choose different customized video players. We’ve added the option to use a player that has a direct download button for your viewers as well as a side by side default view if you utilize picture in picture videos. See the different players here. See how to customize your video page here. See how to customize your video player within Avenue to Learn here.

Automated Captions Update

March 30 2020
We have now updated the way you can request machine automated captions! This provides a helpful visual user interface to make sure you can keep track of your requested captions and their status. To see how to request machine captions view the tutorial here.