Video streaming means the delivery of video (and audio) contents over the network from a video server while users are playing the contents at their PCs at the same time.
ITS is supporting a video streaming service for departments to upload their MP4 video files in a central streaming server as depicted below:
Eligibility – All departments and staff
Supported format of streaming media files – MP4 video format (other file formats have to convert to MP4, see Procedure on Converting Video Files into MP4).
Storage size – 150GB/account Note
3 types of access control are supported:
- Publicly accessible video
- SSO controlled videos
- SSO controlled videos with access control list
Apply for a video streaming account by submitting CF43
Note: The size of a video file is determined by its length, quality and contents. A high definition video with lots of movement will result in a larger file size while a standard definition video with less movements such as a PowerPoint presentation will give a smaller size. 150GB can approximately store 150-200 hours of videos.