What is Stream?
Stream is the College’s streaming server for delivery of many different audio and video file formats. Stream allows users to stream (or immediately play) various audio and video formats via a link or embedded player. Unlike YouTube, you will be able to show a video in class or on OAKS without waiting for it to buffer. It does not require download or an account but does require an Internet connection.
How Do I Access Stream?
The College requires the use of Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) to connect to Stream. Unlike FTP (File Transfer Protocol), SFTP encrypts your username and password – protecting videos during transmission over the network. While there are several SFTP programs available, the College recommends FileZilla because it is free, reliable and works on multiple platforms. Because Stream requires the use of SFTP, you can only access Stream from on-campus. (See below for a step-by-step tutorial). If you need an off-campus video solution, please check out Kaltura MediaSpace at it.cofc.edu/vvw/index.php.
Acceptable File Types
Stream supports most audio and video formats:
.mp3 – audio
.m4a – audio
.mp4 – video
.m4v – video
.mov – video (must use .aac audio encoding)
.flv – video
.3gp – mobile phone video
How Can I Get Started with Stream?
For an overview of stream, visit: http://it.cofc.edu/vvw/index.php. Faculty can access instructions and explore possible uses at http://blogs.cofc.edu/tlttutorials/2013/10/15/stream-streaming-media-server/.
If you have any questions, please contact Helpdesk@cofc.edu.