EPFLTV - EPFL video portal

FAQs: frequently asked questions

Questions about EPFLTV's video
How to add an EPFLTV's video URL to your web site? See the video from EPFLTV. If necessary, click on "More information on this clip". Then, copy-past inside your web page the field "URL of this video" or without the plug-ins automatic detection the field "Simple URL".
How to insert an EPFLTV's video directly on your web site? See the video from EPFLTV. Copy-Past inside your web page the field "Embed this video on your web site". If this field doesn't exist, see the source code and copy on your HTML page everything between <OBJECT> and </OBJECT>
Is there any options I can use to embed differently my video ? EPFLTV use the player Flash FLV-Maxi. All options are described here.
Example: Copy the field "Embed this video on your web site" then add at the end of src, space separated, for example, &other_arg='loop=1 autoplay=1 start_image=http://my_image.gif' (autoplay=1 start the video automaticaly, loop=1 loop the video, start_image display this image).
Ex: <iframe ... src="...page=get_video_embed_code&id=10313&content_type=1&other_arg='loop=1 autoplay=1'" ...></iframe>
How to get a picture from a video? Use for example MovieMaker for Windows. You can also use the Print Screen key then modify the picture. On Macintosh, use Quicktime Pro File/Export/Movie to Picture or just copy/paste one frame.
The button "Full screen" do nothing under Firefox for the Real format Reinstall the plugin Real Player.
The full screen button do nothing on the Flash player Only Flash Player version > 9,0,28,0 allow the full screen. You have to install the last version of Flash Player.
The button "Full screen" do nothing under Firefox for the Windows Media format If you want to see a video with Windows Media Player under Firefox, the button "Full screen" does nothing. It's because Firefox doesn't support ActiveX. You can install ActiveX under Firefox. Better is to right click on the video and choose Zoom/Full screen or visualize the video with Real Player.
Questions concerning EPFLTV's Video administrators
How to get an EPFLTV account ? Send these informations to 1234@epfl.ch :
  • Account title
  • Brief description
  • Email address of the main person in charge of the account
  • SCIPER numbers of the persons in charge of the account
All in english AND in french.
Ho to get an EPFLTV channel ? Check none existing channel feet your need: existing channels.
A channel is a special account which add a podcast and group all your videos in one page.
Send these informations to 1234@epfl.ch :
  • Channel title
  • Brief description
  • Main langage used inside videos
  • Email address of the main person in charge of the account
  • SCIPER numbers of the persons in charge of the account
  • A channel logo
All in english AND in french.
How to add a video ?
  • Be connected on EPFLTV, use your Gaspar account.
  • Click on Videos/Secure administration tools
  • click on Add an entry - easy
  • Fill all fields in french AND in english (Beware of the "Account" in which the video will be associated)
  • Upload your source video
  • Wait around one hour
  • Contact me if necessary
Why my video upload stop ? If you get a message like "The connection with the server has been reinitialized during the upload", this mean your video size > 4G Bytes. Reduce your video size.
What to do if my MPEG4 video has been produced by a screen capture software like CamStudio ? Add normaly your entry then, after the EPFLTV's conversion, modify them (Administration/Direct entry modification) as following : Destroy the Flash version, add your high quality MPEG4 video file as "Flash HD".
Others questions
How for a live session on EPFLTV ? See here.
Thunderbird problem with EPFLTV's RSS In Thunderbird property, specify UTF-8 instead of ISO 8859-1.