It is possible to upload video activities directly in to your Unicorn LMS. This Upload a video or audio file guide will walk you through how to do it.
However, it is worth noting that there is a maximum file size of 330MB per file.
You may therefore wish to host your video offline using Wistia or an alternative video hosting tool.
Otherwise, we recommend using a tool such as Handbrake to encode your video and reduce its size. Handbrake also recodes the video to perform better for web-based viewing.
Handbrake is a free and open source tool for converting video in to alternative formats. Handbrake is not owned by, nor is a partner of the Access Group.
This guide walks you through our recommended steps when using Handbrake to encode your videos.
Importing your video into Handbrake
Either click on the file icons on the left to browse to your file location or drag and drop your file(s) on to the right of the window.
Recommended encoding settings
Leave the default settings in the top half of the window and concentrate on the tabs, starting with the Summary tab.
Choose the output format for the video (usually MP4) and tick the Web Optimised tick box. The Align A/V Start option will likely already be ticked but if not select it.
On the Dimensions tab click on the Anamorphic dropdown and change it to None. Then change the Modulus setting to 16.
On the right of the tab, change the Cropping option to Custom but leave each dimension to 0 (unless you would like your video to be cropped).
Next go to the Audio tab. If you have recorded your video in Stereo, that should be the option shown against the Mixdown setting but if not change it to Stereo. If you recorded your video in Mono, this will be the only option available.
Now choose where you want the video saved by clicking on the Browse button and navigating to the correct location and enter a name for the new file once it has been encoded.
This will then show in the Save As field.
Now you are ready to click on the Start Encode button.
Your video will then start encoding and you will see a progress bar at the bottom of the window. Should you wish to Pause or Stop the encoding during progress click on the appropriate button at the top of the window.