Uploading Videos to Review

Dec 05, 2016

Hi, I have just uploaded a video to review and after receiving feedback I have made the necessary changes. But unlike when uploading an articulate file you can't upload the new video as an updated version, you have to upload the video again but as a separate video? So is there a way of doing this so it can be viewed like storyline files by choosing the current version or previous versions?

10 Replies
Scott L

I too would find strong value in a video versioning feature. I was working with my team and suggested we upload videos since the review supports looking at the current, and previous, versions. After a while I realized it is a feature only for uploaded Storyline courses, and not for videos. Of course, we can just upload a revised video and, for example, add "v2" or "v3" to the file name and go that route... but that's the ol' fashioned human versioning approach. Once you get to more versions, times the videos you are review, things can get out of hand and allow for lots of confusion (clients looking at the wrong/older version of a video).

Bob Mongiovi

This would be a great option when choosing to upload a video, but I'm not sure how they would carry over the edits from previous versions.  If you cut out or add a large chuck of video, how will the Review tool know to push out or in the time stamps of the edits to match up?  

I'm guessing if this is implemented, every new version will start from scratch with edits/comments.

Nathan Leavitt

Let me know if I should start a new topic for this ... 

When I upload an MP4 to Articulate Review, it (minimally) doubles the size of the video. For example, a video on my desktop is 36.5 MB. When I upload it to Articulate Review 360, then export it as a SCORM package, the same MP4 is now 75 MB.

Is there any way to control the video size or tell Review 360 to retain the original MP4's compression?

Ren Gomez

Hi Nathan,

Thanks for reaching out! Just to confirm, you're asking:

When I uploaded my video to Review 360 and exported it as a SCORM package, the video size went from 36.5 MB to 75 MB. How do I control the video size?

I just attempted the same process, and when I opened up my .zip file to review the video size, I found that it was minimally smaller than the original.

While there's not a way to control compression when uploading to Review 360, I'd like to have our engineers take a look at your video and see if we come across the same experience or if we can suggest some options.

Nathan Leavitt

Thanks Ren! Yes, the boldface portion that you quoted is the central idea of what I was trying to say. I went ahead and submitted a case and uploaded the MP4 file I've been using.

In the meantime, I've been using this workaround: After exporting the zip from Review 360, I will open it up, replace the packaged MP4 with the original MP4, and rename it to the title of the packaged version. Finally, I'll re-zip it. This method works well in our LMS for the time being.

Maria Costa-Stienstra

Hi, everyone.

I have great news to share!

We just released an update for Review 360. In this update, we’ve included the following feature:

Manually Upload Video Versions - Click here for additional information.

Since Review 360 is a web app, there's nothing to install! New features and fixes are available immediately.

Please let us know if you have any questions by posting here or by reaching out to our Support Engineers directly.