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What is media? - PowerPoint and Video Content

Last updated December 14, 2017

Media refers to the content that will be streamed out during your live event. It therefore consists of both PowerPoint slides and pre-recorded video content.

The WorkCast Platform includes our unique support of PowerPoint slides. This means the Platform replicates your slides as you intended them, including embedded video, animations and transitions, with no compromise in quality.

Your PowerPoint media is streamed via PowerPoint viewer so that all of your branded content, animations and videos play smoothly.

Your event will fall into one of the following categories: (licence permitting)

Live event

1. Single window - PowerPoint slides (video embedded optional)

2. Dual window - PowerPoint slides and live video stream

3. Single window - Live video stream

Live event with pre-recorded content

The recorded video content (mp4) is run through a PowerPoint deck where you can switch easily from live to pre-record elements

On demand

Recorded content only (mp4)

Scheduled replay

Recorded content only (mp4)

 

Additional content can include polls and documents or links for the auditorium which should all be added against your Event Session.

What types are supported?

The WorkCast Platform accepts numerous media formats for upload however we recommend mp4 for replay. PowerPoint slides should be added in .ppt or .pptx format. The platform does not accept pdf. PowerPoint slides should be 16:9 or 4:3 dimensions.

There is no limit to the file size that the platform can accept but it is important to take into account file transfer limitations.  Files larger than 600MB may see upload issues, if your PowerPoint is larger than this please seek assistance from support@workcast.com 

If your PowerPoint contains videos, ensure you test the replay of these. One of the key features of the WorkCast Platform is the ability to run videos, animations and builds within PowerPoint and have these honoured when presenting.  The platform ensures that any videos embeded in PowerPoints are able to play correctly within events by identifying videos in the slides upon upload and re-encoding these to optimum streaming settings ready for use. 

We would always recommend loading your presentation in plenty of time prior to the event to allow you to test and review your content before your event.

The WorkCast platform supports all standard Microsoft True Type font; any non True Type font should be embedded into the slide deck. PowerPoint decks should be free of all embedded documents (e.g. embedded excel or word files), custom xml data, invisible on-slide content and off-slide content (clip art, tables, graphics, etc that are stored 'off site' and not embedded into the deck).

PowerPoint Best Practice Guide

For some more tips and guide to make the most out of your PowerPoint in the WorkCast Platform click here.

Ondemand and Scheduled Replay Content

For video content to be used within the platform please use the following settings.

  • video no more than 750kbps
  • mp4 h.264 using profile "Baseline"
  • Video frame rate 25 (FPS)
  • audio no more than 128kbps
  • AAC audio profile
  • Audio Sample Rate 44100/48000

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