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User Guide for
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July 26, 2010
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CONTENTS
CHAPTER
1
Start Here
1-1
About Cisco Show and Share 1-1
What Is Cisco Show and Share? 1-1
What is a Cisco Show and Share Community?
Accessing Cisco Show and Share
What Can I Do Right Now?
User Roles and Privileges
1-2
1-3
1-4
Sign In (Log In) to Cisco Show and Share
1-5
Prerequisites for Users of Microsoft Internet Explorer
CHAPTER
2
Basic Navigation
1-1
1-6
2-1
Concepts 2-1
The Header 2-1
Global Navigation 2-2
Basic Search 2-2
Primary Tab Bar 2-3
Drawers 2-3
Secondary Tab Bar 2-4
Sidebars 2-5
CHAPTER
3
Browse and Search
3-1
Procedures 3-1
Browse Videos 3-1
Browse the Featured Videos 3-2
Browse the Most Viewed Videos 3-3
Browse the Highest Rated Videos 3-4
Browse the Newest Videos 3-5
Browse the Most Discussed Videos 3-6
Browse All Videos 3-7
Apply Optional Filters 3-8
Filter by Category 3-8
Filter by Newness 3-9
Filter by Tag 3-10
Filter by Search Term 3-10
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Navigate Among Your Filtered Results
Search for Videos 3-11
Basic Search 3-12
Advanced Search 3-12
CHAPTER
4
Play, Comment, Tag, and Share Videos
3-11
4-1
Procedures 4-1
Play Videos 4-1
Play Videos Full Screen 4-4
Play Embedded Videos 4-5
Add a Video to Your My Favorites List 4-5
Comment on Videos 4-6
Adding a General Comment 4-6
Adding a Timeline Comment 4-6
Add Tags to Videos 4-7
Rate Videos 4-8
Share Videos 4-8
Copy the Video Link 4-8
Send the Video Link in E-Mail 4-9
Embed the Video in a Web Page 4-9
Troubleshooting
CHAPTER
5
4-9
Create, Add, and Manage Videos
Prerequisites
5-1
5-1
Procedures 5-1
Use a Webcam to Record Video from Your Computer 5-1
Upload a Video File 5-5
Add Supplemental or Downloadable Files to a Video Package
About Video Status
FAQ
CHAPTER
6
Edit Video
5-8
5-11
5-11
6-1
About Video Editing
Restrictions
6-1
6-1
Procedures 6-2
Open a Video to Edit 6-2
Edit Your Video 6-3
Trim Your Video 6-4
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Create Chapters Within Your Video 6-4
Reorder Chapters 6-5
Add Transitions Between Chapters 6-5
Synchronize Slides to Your Video 6-6
Change the Video Thumbnail 6-7
Save Your Edited Video 6-7
Quick Reference 6-8
Workflows to Add or Delete a Chapter
Troubleshooting
CHAPTER
7
Publish Your Video
6-9
7-1
Procedures 7-1
Prepare to Publish
CHAPTER
8
Live Events
6-8
7-1
8-1
Concepts 8-1
What is a “Live-Event?” 8-2
What are “Encoders”? 8-3
What are “Pull” and “Push” Configurations? 8-3
What are “Encoding Formats” (Presets)? 8-4
Understand the Question-and-Answer Workflow 8-4
Procedures 8-5
Create the Draft of a Live Event 8-6
Preview the Draft of a Live Event 8-10
Edit the Draft of a Live Event 8-11
Publish a Listing for Your Live Event 8-12
Start and Administer (Moderate) Your Live Event 8-16
Download Questions From Your Live Event 8-19
Delete Your Live Event 8-21
Reference 8-22
Supported Dimensions for Encoded Video 8-22
Supported Encoding Bitrates for Flash Video 8-22
Supported Encoding Profiles for Windows Media on DMEs 8-23
Capture Profiles for Windows Media 9 Conversions 8-23
Capture Profiles for Broadband 8-23
Capture Profiles for Color PDAs 8-23
Capture Profiles for Dial-up Modems and ISDN 8-24
Visual Reference: Administer a Live Event 8-25
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9
Use Show and Share Author Reports
9-1
About Cisco Show and Share Author Reports 9-1
About the Page View Report 9-2
About the Video View Report 9-3
About the Viewer Aggregation Report 9-4
Changes to Reports Between Cisco Show and Share 5.2.1 and 5.2.2
9-4
Procedures 9-5
Generate Reports 9-5
Export Report Data 9-5
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About Cisco Show and Share, page 1-1
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Accessing Cisco Show and Share, page 1-2
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What Can I Do Right Now?, page 1-3
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User Roles and Privileges, page 1-4
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Sign In (Log In) to Cisco Show and Share, page 1-5
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Prerequisites for Users of Microsoft Internet Explorer, page 1-6
About Cisco Show and Share
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What Is Cisco Show and Share? page 1-1
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What is a Cisco Show and Share Community? page 1-1
What Is Cisco Show and Share?
Cisco Show and Share is a secured social network for collaboration, communication, learning, and
pleasure — unlimited by time and place. People use Cisco Show and Share to improve information,
communities, themselves, and each other.
Although user-generated video is central to the Cisco Show and Share experience, we also support text,
pictures, audio, and other media. Each community of Cisco Show and Share users builds, shares, and
improves upon its own information according to its needs and priorities.
What is a Cisco Show and Share Community?
Users of a Cisco Show and Share site become its community. As the site grows and flourishes over time,
its community builds a collaborative society and culture. Users whose contributions are the most useful
and widely respected will emerge naturally as trusted experts and leaders. Although the community is
self-regulating in many ways, site administrators can set and enforce customization and security policies
to optimize the site for a broad or narrow purpose. Some such policies might have more of an effect than
others do.
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Accessing Cisco Show and Share
For example, if your customized site asks users to log in for full access, then your community might
include a combination of registered users and unregistered visitors. In this case, visitors probably can
see and do less than registered users can.
Accessing Cisco Show and Share
Prerequisites
To access Cisco Show and Share you need:
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Access to your network where Cisco Show and Share is hosted.
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An Internet connection that is fast enough to play a video stream. A dialup connection may result in
choppy video playback.
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One of the following web browsers:
– Microsoft Internet Explorer version 7.0 or later for Windows. If you are using Microsoft
Internet explorer, see also Prerequisites for Users of Microsoft Internet Explorer, page 1-6.
– Mozilla Firefox version 3.5.3 or later for Windows or OS X.
– Apple Safari 3.1.2 for OS X.
Tip
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A computer that supports screen resolution settings for 1024x768 and greater.
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The HTTP address of your community’s Cisco Show and Share server.
We describe the full, in-depth requirements in our product release notes on Cisco.com. To enjoy the full
Cisco Show and Share experience, you must meet those detailed requirements.
Procedure
To access Cisco Show and Share, point your web browser to one of the following URLs, depending upon
which version of Cisco Show and Share you are running:
For Cisco Show and Share Version
Use this URL
5.2
https://server_name:8443
or
http://server_name:8080
5.2.1
http://server_name
In the above URLs, replace server_name with the name of your Cisco Show and Share server, for
example http://video.example.com. Do not use an IP address.
Tip
If you are not sure which version of Cisco Show and Share you are using, try using the URL for 5.2.1
first. If you receive an error, then you are running 5.2 and should use one fo the the two URLs for that
version.
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What Can I Do Right Now?
Note
You may receive a security warning to accept the site security certificate when you first access your
Cisco Show and Share site. Confirm the security exception to proceed to the site.
When Cisco Show and Share loads, you see a page similar to the one shown in Figure 1-1.
Figure 1-1
Your First Visit to Cisco Show and Share Might Look Something Like This
What Can I Do Right Now?
When you first access Cisco Show and Share, you access the site as a visitor. Most communities allow
anyone to search, browse, filter, and watch material that the community has made public. The nature and
amount of such material will always vary from one community to the next. If site administrators have
enabled other features for general use, you might also be able to review, comment upon, and tag videos.
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User Roles and Privileges
Site administrators can enable or disable certain features globally or restrict their access to a subset of
users. The logic works like this:
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No one can use what an administrator has hidden from everyone.
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You must log in to use what an administrator has reserved for registered users.
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When you are logged in, you cannot use anything whose access rights exclude you.
To gain access to features that have been restricted to registered users by the site administrator, and to
be ablet to upload, record, and edit vidoes, you must log in to Cisco Show and Share and have the
privileges to perform those actions.
User Roles and Privileges
The following table describes the user roles that are available in Cisco Show and Share. Users may have
more than one role. For example, in many installations video authors are also video publishers and live
event users.
Role:
What the role can do:
Visitor
Visitors can typically browse and view videos. They may also be able to
comment on, rate, and tag videos.
Video Author
Video Authors upload, record, and edit videos. They can submit videos for
publication. They can browse and view videos. They may also be able to
comment on, rate, and tag videos.
To record video in Cisco Show and Share, Vidoe Authors must have a
video camera and microphone attached to their computer. If they are not
built in, they must be USB-based.
Video Publisher
Video Publishers approve videos for publication. They can browse and
view videos. They may also be able to comment on, rate, and tag videos.
Live Event User
Live Event Users edit, publish, administer, and delete live events. They can
browse and view videos. They may also be able to comment on, rate, and
tag videos.
Category Administrator
Category Administrators create and delete categories. They can browse
and view videos. They may also be able to comment on, rate, and tag
videos.
Reports Administrator
Reports Administrators run and view Cisco Show and Share reports. They
can browse and view videos. They may also be able to comment on, rate,
and tag videos.
Administrator
Administrators assign permissions to other users and set site-wide
preferences. They can reset your password if you forget yours. They can
browse and view videos. They may also be able to comment on, rate, and
tag videos.
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Sign In (Log In) to Cisco Show and Share
Sign In (Log In) to Cisco Show and Share
Procedure
Step 1
Click the Sign In link in the global navigation area at the top of the page.
Step 2
Enter your username and password.
Step 3
Click Log In.
You are returned to the Videos page.
Step 4
Stop. You have completed this procedure.
What to Do Next
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Would you like to learn about the user interface? See the “Basic Navigation” section on page 2-1.
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Would you like to find videos to watch? See the “Browse and Search” section on page 3-1.
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Would you like to play videos and respond to them? See the “Play, Comment, Tag, and Share
Videos” section on page 4-1.
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Would you like to create a video? See the “Create, Add, and Manage Videos” section on page 5-1.
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Would you like to edit or delete a video? See the “Edit Video” section on page 6-1.
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Would you like to publish a video? See the “Publish Your Video” section on page 7-1.
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Would you like to set up or administer a live event? See the “Live Events” section on page 8-1.
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Prerequisites for Users of Microsoft Internet Explorer
Prerequisites for Users of Microsoft Internet Explorer
Procedure
Step 1
Step 2
Configure Internet Explorer to check for changes each time that it loads any page from
Cisco Show and Share.
a.
Choose Tools > Internet Options.
b.
Click Settings in the Browsing history area.
c.
Click the option to check for changes each time.
d.
Click OK twice.
Stop. You have completed this procedure.
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The illustrations and examples in this section might differ from your site.
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Your site might use another image than the Cisco logo.
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Your site might use a different color scheme.
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Your site might use another language than English.
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Also, your operating system and browser affect how Cisco Show and Share looks on your computer.
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Concepts, page 2-1
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The Header, page 2-1
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Drawers, page 2-3
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Sidebars, page 2-5
Concepts
The Header
In Cisco Show and Share, the horizontal area at the top of each page is called the header.
Figure 2-1
Header
The header is useful in several ways.
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Global Navigation, page 2-2
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Basic Search, page 2-2
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Primary Tab Bar, page 2-3
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Concepts
Global Navigation
The headers’s top right corner includes a row of links that you can click. These global navigation links
help you to sign in or sign out, for example.
Figure 2-2
Tip
Global Navigation Links
You cannot sign in until you have a Cisco Show and Share user account. However, some basic features
might be available even before you sign in. To request a user account, contact the administrator for your
Cisco Show and Share site.
Global navigation links behave differently in various situations.
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When you have not yet signed in to your user account, a link invites you to sign in. But while you
are signed in, that link changes so that you can sign out when you are finished.
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We show a triangle in the global navigation when you can use a link like a menu and choose among
applications. The menu expands when you click this triangle. Choose an option in the menu to
switch between applications. (We might then ask you to sign in.) You can use only the applications
that you are authorized to use. After you open an application, its name replaces the name of
whichever application you closed.
Figure 2-3
Tip
Global Navigation Menu
To learn about Cisco Show and Share Administration features, see User Guide for Cisco
Show and Share Administration 5.2.x on Cisco.com.
Basic Search
The header also includes a basic search function. Enter a word or phrase in the field, and then click Go.
Figure 2-4
Basic Search
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Concepts
Primary Tab Bar
A row of tabs loads under the Show and Share name. We call this the primary tab bar. Click a tab to
move between the major areas in Cisco Show and Share that you are authorized to use.
Until you sign in to your Cisco Show and Share account, some features are hidden from you. These
include the My Show and Share tab and everything on it.
Figure 2-5
Primary Tab Bar
Do not confuse the primary tab bar with any secondary tab bar that you might see inside a drawer.
Drawers
A drawer contains objects and controls that work together in a special way. You can open a drawer or
close it at any time, for any reason. While a drawer is closed, you cannot see or work with anything inside
it. Later, you might open it again to use it.
Figure 2-6
Toggles to Open or Close a Drawer
Figure 2-7
Closed Drawers
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Figure 2-8
Closed and Opened Drawers
Secondary Tab Bar
Any drawer might contain tabs that affect only what you see inside that drawer. We call this a secondary
tab bar. You must open a drawer before you can use its tabs.
Figure 2-9
Note
Secondary Tab Bar
Unless you are a live event manager and the software feature license is installed that activates live event
support in Cisco Show and Share, you do not see the My Live Events tab.
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Concepts
Sidebars
Some pages in Cisco Show and Share include a narrow column on the right or left side. This is called a
sidebar. The elements in a sidebar help you to jump quickly to another area.
Figure 2-10
Example: 
Sidebar on left.
Sidebar Examples
Example: 
Sidebar on right.
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Topics in this section describe ways that you can find information and files.
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Procedures, page 3-1
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Browse Videos, page 3-1
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Apply Optional Filters, page 3-8
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Navigate Among Your Filtered Results, page 3-11
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Search for Videos, page 3-11
Procedures
Browse Videos
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Browse the Featured Videos, page 3-2
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Browse the Most Viewed Videos, page 3-3
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Browse the Highest Rated Videos, page 3-4
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Browse the Newest Videos, page 3-5
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Browse the Most Discussed Videos, page 3-6
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Browse All Videos, page 3-7
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Procedures
Browse the Featured Videos
You can learn which videos your community leaders think are the most worth watching. For example,
these might be important messages for everyone. Or, they might explain something clearly that
was confusing.
Procedure
Step 1
Click Videos on the primary tab bar.
Have the leaders for your community chosen to spotlight any videos? If so, thumbnail preview images
for those videos are visible under the Featured Videos heading.
Otherwise, the Featured Videos browser is empty until your community leaders configure it to spotlight
at least one video.
Step 2
Click the left and right arrows to browse through featured videos, as needed.
Step 3
(Optional) Click a video to open its video player.
Step 4
Stop. You have completed this procedure.
What to Do Next
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Did you open a video player? See Play Videos, page 4-1.
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Related Topics
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Browse Videos, page 3-1
Browse the Most Viewed Videos
You can browse the most commonly viewed videos.
Procedure
Step 1
Click Videos on the primary tab bar.
Step 2
Click Most Viewed on the secondary tab bar.
Step 3
(Optional) Click a button in the View bar.
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— List view
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— Thumbnail view
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— Table view
Your choice here changes how Cisco Show and Share represents this information visually.
Step 4
(Optional) Use any combination of the available filters:
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Filter by search term.
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Filter by category.
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Filter by tag.
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Filter by newness.
See Apply Optional Filters, page 3-8 for more information about using the filters.
Step 5
(Optional) Click Subscribe to load the RSS feed for this result.
Step 6
(Optional) Click a video to open its video player.
Step 7
Stop. You have completed this procedure.
What to Do Next
•
Would you like to filter these results? See Apply Optional Filters, page 3-8.
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Did you open a video player? See Play Videos, page 4-1.
Related Topics
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Browse Videos, page 3-1
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Navigate Among Your Filtered Results, page 3-11
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Browse the Highest Rated Videos
You can browse the most acclaimed videos, based on their star-ratings.
Procedure
Step 1
Click Videos on the primary tab bar.
Step 2
Click Highest Rated on the secondary tab bar.
Step 3
(Optional) Click a button in the View bar.
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— List view
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— Thumbnail view
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— Table view
Your choice here changes how Cisco Show and Share represents this information visually.
Step 4
(Optional) Use any combination of the available filters:
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Filter by search term.
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Filter by category.
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Filter by tag.
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Filter by newness.
See Apply Optional Filters, page 3-8 for more information about using the filters.
Step 5
(Optional) Click Subscribe to load the RSS feed for this result.
Step 6
(Optional) Click a video to open its video player.
Step 7
Stop. You have completed this procedure.
What to Do Next
•
Would you like to filter these results? See Apply Optional Filters, page 3-8.
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Did you open a video player? See Play Videos, page 4-1.
Related Topics
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Browse Videos, page 3-1
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Navigate Among Your Filtered Results, page 3-11
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Browse the Newest Videos
You can browse the videos that communitymembers shared most recently.
Procedure
Step 1
Click Videos on the primary tab bar.
Step 2
Click Most Recent on the secondary tab bar.
Step 3
(Optional) Click a button in the View bar.
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— List view
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— Thumbnail view
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— Table view
Your choice here changes how Cisco Show and Share represents this information visually.
Step 4
(Optional) Use any combination of the available filters:
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Filter by search term.
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Filter by category.
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Filter by tag.
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Filter by newness.
See Apply Optional Filters, page 3-8 for more information about using the filters.
Step 5
(Optional) Click Subscribe to load the RSS feed for this result.
Step 6
(Optional) Click a video to open its video player.
Step 7
Stop. You have completed this procedure.
What to Do Next
•
Would you like to filter these results? See Apply Optional Filters, page 3-8.
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Did you open a video player? See Play Videos, page 4-1.
Related Topics
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Browse Videos, page 3-1
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Navigate Among Your Filtered Results, page 3-11
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Browse the Most Discussed Videos
You can browse the videos that have inspired the most viewer comments.
Procedure
Step 1
Click Videos on the primary tab bar.
Step 2
Click Most Discussed on the secondary tab bar.
Step 3
(Optional) Click a button in the View bar.
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— List view
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— Thumbnail view
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— Table view
Your choice here changes how Cisco Show and Share represents this information visually.
Step 4
(Optional) Use any combination of the available filters:
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Filter by search term.
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Filter by category.
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Filter by tag.
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Filter by newness.
See Apply Optional Filters, page 3-8 for more information about using the filters.
Step 5
(Optional) Click Subscribe to load the RSS feed for this result.
Step 6
(Optional) Click a video to open its video player.
Step 7
Stop. You have completed this procedure.
What to Do Next
•
Would you like to filter these results? See Apply Optional Filters, page 3-8.
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Did you open a video player? See Play Videos, page 4-1.
Related Topics
•
Browse Videos, page 3-1
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Navigate Among Your Filtered Results, page 3-11
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Browse All Videos
You can browse the complete selection of all videos that are available to you.
Procedure
Step 1
Click Videos on the primary tab bar.
Step 2
Click View All on the secondary tab bar.
Step 3
(Optional) Click a button in the View bar.
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— List view
•
— Thumbnail view
•
— Table view
Your choice here changes how Cisco Show and Share represents this information visually.
Step 4
(Optional) Use any combination of the available filters:
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Filter by search term.
•
Filter by category.
•
Filter by tag.
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Filter by newness.
See Apply Optional Filters, page 3-8 for more information about using the filters.
Step 5
(Optional) Click Subscribe to load the RSS feed for this result.
Step 6
(Optional) Click a video to open its video player.
Step 7
Stop. You have completed this procedure.
What to Do Next
•
Would you like to filter these results? See Apply Optional Filters, page 3-8.
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Did you open a video player? See Play Videos, page 4-1.
Related Topics
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Browse Videos, page 3-1
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Navigate Among Your Filtered Results, page 3-11
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Apply Optional Filters
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Filter by Category, page 3-8
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Filter by Newness, page 3-9
•
Filter by Tag, page 3-10
•
Filter by Search Term, page 3-10
Filter by Category
You can hide any results temporarily that are outside a category of your choosing.
Have the leaders for your community created any information categories to sort and organize videos by
subject? If so, the list of these categories is next to the Featured Videos browser, above a drawer for tags.
•
Categories might use a flat organizational structure or be nested inside other categories.
•
Some categories are public while others are private. All private categories are hidden from you
except the ones that you are authorized to see.
Note
Private categories are available in Cisco Show and Share 5.2. They were removed in Cisco
Show and Share 5.2.1.
Example: 
Flat categories
Note
Example: 
Nested categories.
Example: 
Public and private categories
(5.2 only).
This topic assumes that the leaders of your Cisco Show and Share community have created categories.
Before You Begin
Begin to browse the videos that are available to you.
Procedure
Step 1
Click a category name.
Your choice here hides any results temporarily that are not part of the category that you clicked.
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(Optional) Click the name of a nested subcategory.
Your choice here hides any results temporarily that are not part of the subcategory that you clicked.
You can tell when categories are nested.
Step 3
•
The “>” symbol tells you that a subcategory level exists below the active level. Click this symbol to
see the subcategory.
•
The
icon tells you that a parent category level exists above the active level. Click this icon to see
the parent category.
Stop. You have completed this procedure.
What to Do Next
•
Would you like to apply another filter? See Apply Optional Filters, page 3-8.
•
Would you like to resume browsing videos? See Browse Videos, page 3-1.
Related Topics
•
Navigate Among Your Filtered Results, page 3-11
Filter by Newness
You can hide any results temporarily that were published too long ago.
Before You Begin
Begin to browse the videos that are available to you.
Procedure
Step 1
(Optional) Choose a timeframe from the Posted list.
Step 2
Stop. You have completed this procedure.
What to Do Next
•
Would you like to apply another filter? See Apply Optional Filters, page 3-8.
•
Would you like to resume browsing videos? See Browse Videos, page 3-1.
Related Topics
•
Navigate Among Your Filtered Results, page 3-11
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Filter by Tag
You can hide any results temporarily that do not match a tag of your choosing.
Before You Begin
Begin to browse the videos that are available to you.
Procedure
Step 1
(Optional) Click a link in the tags drawer.
The label for the drawer changes in response to which tab is active in the secondary tab bar. Thus, the
drawer label might be any of these:
•
•
•
•
•
Step 2
Stop. You have completed this procedure.
What to Do Next
•
Would you like to apply another filter? See Apply Optional Filters, page 3-8.
•
Would you like to resume browsing videos? See Browse Videos, page 3-1.
Related Topics
•
Navigate Among Your Filtered Results, page 3-11
Filter by Search Term
You can hide any results temporarily that do not match a word or phrase of your choosing. Video titles,
descriptions, tags, and user information are included in searches.
Before You Begin
Begin to browse the videos that are available to you.
Procedure
Step 1
Enter the word or phrase in the Filter by field.
Step 2
Click Go.
Step 3
Stop. You have completed this procedure.
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•
Would you like to apply another filter? See Apply Optional Filters, page 3-8.
•
Would you like to resume browsing videos? See Browse Videos, page 3-1.
Related Topics
•
Navigate Among Your Filtered Results, page 3-11
•
Search for Videos, page 3-11
Navigate Among Your Filtered Results
Pagination controls include the buttons and fields clustered under a table, by which you:
•
Set how many rows a table should show per page before it starts to span multiple pages.
•
Move from one page to another in a table that spans multiple pages.
•
Cause the table to show refreshed data.
Search for Videos
The following applies to basic and advanced searches:
•
Search ignores common words, such as “the”.
•
Search ignores special characters, such as punctuation. If you have titles with a special character
(non-alphanumeric character), such as an ampersand (&), and you perform a search for that
character, you will not receive any search results because the special charater is ignored.
•
If you search for more than one term, it treats the search as an “and” and does not split the terms
across fields that are being searched. For example, if you have a video submitted by a user with the
user ID of “user1” and tagged with the tag “tag”, searching for “user1 tag” may not produce the
video in the results. This is because the search looks for both user1 and tag in the tags field and user1
and tag in the user ID field. However, you can filter the display on the home page with the desired
tag and then search for the user ID.
This section contains the following topics:
•
Basic Search, page 3-12
•
Advanced Search, page 3-12
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Procedure
Step 1
Enter a search term and then click Go.
Advanced Search
Procedure
Step 1
(Optional) Enter a search term in the basic search field.
Step 2
Click Go.
Step 3
Click Advanced Search on the Search Results page.
The Advanced Search form opens.
Step 4
Enter values and choose options that are meaningful to your search strategy.
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Step 5
Click Search.
Step 6
Stop. You have completed this procedure.
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•
Procedures, page 4-1
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Troubleshooting, page 4-9
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Play Videos, page 4-1
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Play Embedded Videos, page 4-5
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Add a Video to Your My Favorites List, page 4-5
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Comment on Videos, page 4-6
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Add Tags to Videos, page 4-7
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Rate Videos, page 4-8
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Share Videos, page 4-8
Procedures
Play Videos
You can watch the videos that are available to you. Your access to a video might depend in part on
whether you are an anonymous visitor, registered user, author, or other user type.
Procedure
Step 1
Click Videos on the primary tab bar.
Step 2
Browse the videos that are available to you, and then click a video that should play. See Chapter 3,
“Browse and Search” for information about browsing videos.
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The video player page opens for the video that you clicked. The top half of this page includes the actual
video player, next to a tabbed panel. Some of the video player controls might be familiar to you.
In particular:
•
You can adjust whether the audio is loud or quiet.
•
You can start playback, or pause it.
Play video.
Table 4-1
Purpose
Pause video.
Elements to Control the Video Player
Element
Audio
Volume
Playback
More
Details
Controls the audio volume level.
1.
Move your pointer over the speaker icon to reveal the hidden control.
2.
Click the slider to change the audio volume:
•
Drag it left to reduce audio volume.
•
Drag it right to increase audio volume.
Controls video playback speed and direction:
•
Play video or pause it. (The center button is a toggle.)
•
Rewind video (left button) or fast-forward through it (right button).
Shows options to:
•
View the video full-screen.
•
Save the video to your “My Favorites” list.
•
Share the video:
– By sending the HTML link in email.
– By copying the HTML link to your system clipboard.
– By copying the embed code to your system clipboard.
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Tab Label
Description
Live
(Optional) Click a tab to see what the video publisher associated with this video. You might see some
tabs but not others.
VoD
Step 3
Video playback controls for your Show and Share community might differ slightly from these.
Info
Shows any information that the publisher wanted to make available with this
video, such as a summary or other description.
Y
Y
Chapters
Shows any chapter markers that the publisher inserted into this video. Click a Y
chapter marker to jump to its position in the video timeline and start playback at
that moment.
N
Slides
Shows any presentation slides that the publisher synchronized with this video.
The slide deck advances automatically. Click a slide to jump to its position in
the video timeline and start playback at that moment.
Y
Y
Transcript
Shows any transcript text that the publisher attached to this video. You must
scroll the transcript manually. It is not synchronized with video playback.
Y
N
Timeline
Comments
Shows any timeline comments, if they are enabled. Each such comment is
marked on the video timeline. Click one of these marks to read the comment,
jump to its position in the video timeline, and start playback at that moment.
Y
N
Files
Shows any downloadable files that the publisher attached to this video. Click a Y
file to start downloading it.
Y
In addition, you might be authorized to rate a VoD or add new tags to it. See Add Tags to Videos,
page 4-7 and Rate Videos, page 4-8 for information about tagging and rating videos.
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The bottom half of this page includes areas labeled Commentary, Author, and Related Videos, when you
play a VoD.
Otherwise, when you watch a live event, there are areas where you can submit questions for the
presenter, respond to audience polls, and see polling results.
Step 4
(Optional) Click a related video to watch it.
Step 5
Stop. You have completed this procedure.
Play Videos Full Screen
The Cisco Show and Share 5.2.2 release added playback controls to the full screen playback mode.
Procedure
Step 1
Browse to the video. See Chapter 3, “Browse and Search” for information about browsing videos.
Step 2
On the video playback screen, click the More button (
Step 3
Choose Fullscreen.
).
The video opens in full screen mode. The following controls appear below the video:
Table 4-2
Element
Full Screen Player Controls
Name
Details
Timeline
Shows you where you are in the video. You can drag the
marker to move to another point in the video. Your location
in the video is preserved when you exit full screen mode.
Volume
Adjust the volume without leaving full screen mode. Click
the speaker icon to quickly mute and unmute the audio.
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Element
Full Screen Player Controls (continued)
Name
Details
Play/Pause
Click to pause the video. Click the button again to resume.
The video remains playing or paused when you switch
between standard and full screen playback.
Skip to Beginning Click to skip back to the beginning of the video. Your
location in the video is preserved when you exit full screen
mode.
Step 4
Skip Backwards
Click to skip backwards a few seconds. Your location in the
video is preserved when you exit full screen mode.
Skip Forwards
Click to skip forwards a few seconds. Your location in the
video is preserved when you exit full screen mode.
Exit Fullscreen
Click to exit full screen mode. You can also press the ESC
key to exit full screen mode.
To exit full screen playback, press the ESC key or click the Exit Fullscreen (
) button.
Play Embedded Videos
You might be prompted to log in to your Cisco Show and Share site to watch an embedded video, if its
author or publisher has protected it in this way. Simply log in as you would do ordinarily.
Embedded videos do not includes any synchronized slides. You cannot submit general comments or
timeline comments for an embedded video.
Add a Video to Your My Favorites List
You can add a video to your My Favorites list. You My Favorites list appears as a tab in the My Account
drawer on the My Show and Share page.
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You must be logged-in to Cisco Show and Share to add a video to your My Favorites list.
Procedure
Step 1
On the video playback screen, click the More button (
Step 2
Choose To My Favorites.
).
The video now appears in your My Favorites list on the My Show and Share page.
Comment on Videos
You can comment on videos in two different ways:
Note
•
General comments that apply to the whole video. These comments appear below the video on the
vidoe playback page.
•
Timeline comment that apply to a specific point in the video. These comments appear in the
Timeline Comments tab to the right of the video. A vertical bar in the video timeline indicates where
timeline comments have been entered.
This option may not be available if the system administrator has turned off this feature at the system level
or if the person who uploaded the video turned off the feature for the video.
If you add comments to a video that is in the Draft state, the comments will be lost when the video is
published.
Adding a General Comment
Procedure
Step 1
Click in the comment box in the Commentary tab below the video. If comments have been added by
other users, the comment box appears below the last comment.
Step 2
Type your comment.
Step 3
Click Add Comment.
Your comment appears at the bottom of the list. If you are logged-in to Cisco Show and Share, your user
name, along with the date and time the comment was entered, appears above your comment. If you are
not logged in, ANONYMOUS_USER appears as the user name.
Adding a Timeline Comment
Procedure
Step 1
Play the video.
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Step 2
When the video gets to a point where you want to add a timeline comment, click the Add Timeline
Comment button ( ).
Note
Timeline comments are not supported with videos in Windows media format. The Add Timeline
Comment button does not appear in the playback screen for videos in Windows media format.
The video pauses and the Timeline Comment box appears.
Step 3
Click inside the Timeline Comment box and type your comment.
Step 4
Click OK.
Your timeline comment appears in the Timeline Comment tab.
Add Tags to Videos
You can add tags to other people’s videos. You cannot add tags to live events.
Note
This option may not be available if the system administrator has turned off this feature at the system level
or if the person who uploaded the video turned off the feature for the video.
Procedure
Step 1
On the video playback screen, click in the Add additional tags box.
Step 2
Type in your tags. Each tag is separated by a space. If you have tags that contain more than one word,
combine the words with a character such as an underscore (_) or a dash (-). For example,
show_and_share.
Step 3
Click Submit.
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Rate Videos
You can rate your own and other people’s videos. Ratings range from a low of zero stars to a high of
five stars.
Because ratings incremement by one-half of a star at a time, there are 10 possible ratings that you might
give. The average all of the submitted ratings for a video appears to everyone.
Note
This option may not be available if the system administrator has turned off this feature at the system level
or if the person who uploaded the video turned off the feature for the video.
Step 1
Navigate to the video.
Step 2
Click the stars below the video. You can click in half-star increments.
Share Videos
You can share videos by sending a link in e-mail, copying the video link, or copying the embed code to
use in web pages.
Copy the Video Link
You can copy the video URL to share in documents, web pages, or chat sessions.
Procedure
Step 1
On the video playback screen, click the More button (
Step 2
Choose Share Video By > Copy Link.
).
The URL to the video is copied to the clipboard.
Step 3
Paste the URL
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Send the Video Link in E-Mail
You can quickly send a link to the video in an e-mail message.
Prerequisites
You must have an e-mail account and an e-mail application configured on your system.
Procedure
Step 1
On the video playback screen, click the More button (
Step 2
Choose Share Video By > Send Email.
).
An e-mail message opens with a link to the video in the body of the message.
Step 3
Add your message and send the e-mail.
Embed the Video in a Web Page
You can embed your video in a web page or other type of document that accepts HTML code.
Procedure
Step 1
On the video playback screen, click the More button (
Step 2
Choose Share Video By > Copy Embed Code.
).
An dialog box opens with HTML code in it.
Step 3
Click OK to copy the embed code to the clipboard and close the dialog box.
Step 4
Paste the code in the source of your web document where you want the video to appear.
Note
If you are using a WYSIWYG HTML editor, you must switch to the HTML source view before
pasting the code.
Troubleshooting
Symptom
Try This
When I download an attached Microsoft Word,
PowerPoint, or Excel file from the Files tab, the
saved file has a .zip extension instead of a .docx,
.xlsx, or .pptx extension.
This can occur when you download a .docx, .xlsx, or .pptx file from Cisco
Show and Share using Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.
To fix the problem, simply change the .zip file extension to the correct file
extension after downloading the file.
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Procedures, page 5-1
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About Video Status, page 5-11
•
FAQ, page 5-11
Prerequisites
You must sign-in to Cisco Show and Share and have Video Author priviliges to record or upload video.
To record video in Cisco Show and Share, you must have a vidoe capture device built in or attached to
your computer. To record audio, you must have a microphone built in or attached to your computer.
Procedures
•
Use a Webcam to Record Video from Your Computer, page 5-1
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Upload a Video File, page 5-5
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Add Supplemental or Downloadable Files to a Video Package, page 5-8
Use a Webcam to Record Video from Your Computer
We support many built-in and external webcams and microphones so that you can record video easily.
Note
When you use this method, we encode your video at a resolution of 320 x 240, with a 400 kbps bitrate.
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Before You Begin
Exit from all open software except your browser. This makes memory and network bandwidth available
for video capture and data transfer.
Procedure
Step 1
Do either of the following.
•
Navigate to the Featured Videos page and then choose Add Video > Record a Video.
•
Navigate to the My Show and Share page and then click Record a Video.
The Record a Video page appears if you are logged in to Show and Share. Otherwise, you must log in
before you can continue. The server logs you out automatically whenever more than 1 hour elapses
without any contact between your browser and the server.
Step 2
Click Allow in response to the Camera and Microphone Access prompt.
This prompt verifies whether you trust Show and Share temporarily with your webcam and microphone.
To protect your security and privacy, this permission expires when you leave this page or close your
browser. Until you respond to this prompt, you cannot do anything else on the Record a Video page.
Tip
Step 3
If you do not see the Camera and Microphone Access prompt, confirm that your computer
hardware and software meet all requirements. See http://cisco.com/go/dms/releasenotes. If you
are recording from Mac OS X, you may need to reset the zoom setting in your browser by
pressing Command+0.
Use fields in the Add Video Information drawer to enter at least a title.
This title identifies the video that your webcam will record and any supplemental or downloadable
files — such as slides or a text transcript — that you might later package together with it. These various
files will all “travel together” like one cohesive unit. This title describes that package as a whole.
You can enster a description or tags here, too, if you like. Later, you can change any of these attributes.
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These field accepts keyboard characters. Extended characters pasted into these fields may be convered
to a character code equivalent.
The Flash plugin for your browser checks your system for any device or component that might be
a webcam or a microphone. It then sorts their names respectively into the Video Device and Audio
Device lists in the Capture Settings drawer.
Step 4
If you have more than one video device on your computer, choose one of them from the Video Device
list.
For example, if your computer features a built-in camera and you also have a Cisco Unified Video
Advantage USB camera attached to it, you might choose Cisco VT Camera instead of Integrated
Camera.
After a few seconds, your webcam should be activated and you should see yourself in the preview
window. If you do not see yourself, try choosing a different device.
Step 5
Choose your microphone from the Audio Device list.
For many systems, the best option is likely to be Built-in Microphone. But — as with a webcam — your
system might work best when you choose an external audio device. You can experiment to learn which
option works best for you.
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Step 6
Click Start Capture. Then, after a few seconds, begin to speak.
Note
If your recording lasts for 90 minutes, you are given notice that the recording will automatically
shut off. You can cancel the warning and continue recording for longer than the 90 minutes.
Tip
If the video capture process begins so quickly that it records even this brief delay, you can always
edit it from your video before you publish it.
Step 7
(Optional) Click Pause whenever you interrupt your recording for a moment. Later, click Continue to
resume recording.
Step 8
Click Pause when you are ready to save your video, and then click Save.
Step 9
(Optional) Click Download a local copy of this video to save a copy of the video locally. The dialog
boxes and download location depend upon the browser you are using.
Step 10
(Optional) Package any supplemental and downloadable files together with your video.
Step 11
Do one of the following.
Step 12
•
Click Save as Draft if you are satisfied with this video but want to publish it later. When you save
a video as a draft, it appears in your My Show and Share page. From there, you can choose to edit
your video (see Chapter 6, “Edit Video”) or publish it (see Chapter 7, “Publish Your Video”).
•
Click Go to Publish Page if you are satisfied with this video and want to publish it as soon
as possible. See Chapter 7, “Publish Your Video” for information about publishing your video.
•
Click Start Over to discard this video but record a new one.
•
Click Cancel to discard this video and stop adding files to the server. We will not save any copy of
your work.
Stop. You have completed this procedure.
Related Topics
•
Add Supplemental or Downloadable Files to a Video Package, page 5-8
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Upload a Video File
You can upload and publish video files that use supported formats and filename extensions.
Note
RTMP
RTSP
Decoded and played by the Windows Media plug-in.
Windows .wmv
Media
.wma
.asf
.asx
MMS
File
Extensions Notes
HTTP
Format
Local
Upload Source
Y
N
Y
N
Y
In this release, Windows Media on the Macintosh platform is available
only with a Windows emulator.
Adobe
Flash
video
.flv
Decoded and played by the Adobe Flash plug-in.
Y
Y
N
Y
N
MPEG4
Part 10/
H.264
.mp4
.m4v
Decoded and played by the Adobe Flash plug-in.
Y
N
N
Y
Y
Tip
In addition, you can upload MP3 audio files.
Procedure
Step 1
Do either of the following.
•
Navigate to the Featured Videos page and then choose Add Video > Upload a Video.
•
Navigate to the My Show and Share page and then click Upload a Video.
The Upload Video page appears if you are logged in to Show and Share. Otherwise, you must log in
before you can continue. The server logs you out automatically whenever more than 1 hour elapses
without any contact between your browser and the server.
Step 2
Use fields in the Add Video Information drawer to enter at least a title.
This title identifies more than just the video that you will upload. Instead, it more broadly identifies the
combination of this video with all supplemental and downloadable files — such as slides or a text
transcript — that you might later package together with it. These various files will all “travel together”
like one cohesive unit. This title describes that package as a whole.
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You can enter a description or tags here, too, if you like. Later, you can change any of these attributes.
These field accepts keyboard characters. Extended characters pasted into these fields may be convered
to a character code equivalent.
Step 3
Use elements in the Add Video drawer to choose which video file to upload. There can be only one
video file per package.
Do one of the following.
•
When the file is in a folder that you can browse with your operating system
Is your video
stored locally on a. Click Browse (or click browse local drives)
your computer
b. Navigate through your folders to find the encoded video file that this video
hard drive or
package should contain.
another mounted
volume?
c. Click Select.
•
When the file is on a remote web server or ftp server
Is your video
stored remotely? a. Click link your video by adding a video URL.
User interface elements that were hidden become visible.
b.
Enter the URL that points exactly at your remotely stored video file.1
c.
Use the three Duration fields to specify the video duration exactly in hours,
minutes, and seconds (HH:MM:SS).
d.
Click Save URL.
1. Be sure to include the connection protocol (HTTP:// or FTP://) in the address and, if necessary, include the communications
port number.
If you selected a Windows media file, and the system uses MXE to transcode vide, and the system
administrator has allowed bypassing the conversion of Windows media files, the “This video contains
closed captioning” checkbox appears. If you check the checkbox, your file is uploaded in it native format
and the closed captioning is preserved. If you do not check the checkbox, the video is converted to a
Flash video format and any embedded closed captioning is lost.
Step 4
(Optional) Check the This video contains closed captioning to preserve embedded closed captioning.
Step 5
(Optional) Package any supplemental and downloadable files together with your video.
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Step 6
Step 7
Do one of the following.
•
Click Save as Draft if you are satisfied with this video but want to publish it later.
•
Click Go to Publish Page if you are satisfied with this video and want to publish it as soon
as possible.
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Click Cancel to discard this video and stop adding files to the server. We will not save any copy of
your work.
Stop. You have completed this procedure.
Related Topics
•
Add Supplemental or Downloadable Files to a Video Package, page 5-8
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Prepare to Publish, page 7-1
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Add Supplemental or Downloadable Files to a Video Package
Before You Begin
If you will add slides to your video package, export your slide deck as a series of sequentially numbered
JPEG images. Then, collect these images together in a compressed ZIP archive.
Tip
For best results, export your slides using the following dimensions:
— If your viewers mostly use the default slide window: 360x270 pixels
— If your viewers mostly use the resizable “tearoff” slide window: 800 x600 pixels.
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Procedure
Step 1
(Optional) Use elements in the Add Optional Files drawer to package any supplemental and
downloadable files together with your video.
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When there are slides
Does this
package include
There can be only one slide deck per package. It must be stored on your
a slide deck?
computer hard drive or another locally mounted volume before you can
choose it.
a.
Click Browse (under the “Slides” heading).
b.
Navigate through your folders to find the .ZIP file, and then click its name
one time.1, 2
c.
Click Select.
Tip
Later, you can use the video editor to syncronize the playback timing of
your slides and video.
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When there is a text transcript
Does this
package include
There can be only one transcript per package. It must be stored on your
a text transcript?
computer hard drive or another locally mounted volume before you can
choose it.
If you are saving your transcript as text from a word processing
application, choose UTF-8 as the output encoding. If you do not, certain
formatting, such as curly quotation marks and apostrophes, may not
appear correctly in the transcript tab.
Note
•
a.
Click Browse (under the “Text Transcript” heading).
b.
Navigate through your folders to find the file, and then click its name
one time.
c.
Click Select.
When there are downloadable files
Does this
package include
Cisco Show and Share will link to each downloadable file but will not play,
at least one
load, or interpret it in any other way.3 You can attach any number of
downloadable
downloadable files. Their source locations can be any combination of local
file?
folders and remote servers.
Some browsers will automatically play attached video files when they
are clicked on. When uploading a video file for viewers to download,
create a .zip archive of the video first, and then upload the .zip file.
Note
a.
Tip
Do either or both of the following, any number of times:
•
Click Browse4 (under the “Downloadable Files” heading) when a target
file is stored on your computer hard drive or another locally
mounted volume. Navigate through your folders to find the file, and
then click its name once. Click Select.
•
Click add URLs to externally hosted files when a target file is stored
remotely. User interface elements that were hidden become visible.
Enter a remote HTTP or HTTPS file address in the field, and then click
Save URL.
To prevent automatic playback for a video file when you add it as a
downloadable attachment, compress it before you attach it.
1. The .ZIP file can contain a maximum of 100 JPEG images when Microsoft Windows is your operating system.
2. The ZIP file can contain a maximum of 40 JPEG images when Mac OS X is your operating system.
3. However, some audience members might use computers that play video automatically.
4. In cases when an Add button replaces this Browse button, click Add instead.
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About Video Status
Step 2
Step 3
Do one of the following.
•
Click Save as Draft if you are satisfied with this video but want to publish it later.
•
Click Go to Publish Page if you are satisfied with this video and want to publish it as soon
as possible.
•
Click Cancel to discard this video and stop adding files to the server. We will not save any copy of
your work.
Stop. You have completed this procedure.
Related Topics
•
Prepare to Publish, page 7-1
About Video Status
When you upload a video, you are returned to the My Show and Share page. Typically, your videos will
be in the Draft or Published state. If your server is configured to have a Cisco Media Experience Engine
convert uploaded videos to a common format, you will see two additional states: Processing - Draft and
Processing - Publish. Table 5-1 describes each video status.
Table 5-1
Video Status Descriptions
Status
Description
Processing - Draft
An uploaded video has been submitted to a Cisco Media Experience Engine
for processing. It will be saved as a draft when processing is complete.
Draft
The video is saved as a draft. Only you can view the video.
Processing - Publish
An uploaded video has been submitted to a Cisco Media Experience Engine
for processing. It will be published when processing is complete.
Published
The video is published. Anyone with permission can view the video.
Failed
An uploaded video has been submitted to a Cisco Media Experience Engine
for processing but could not be processed. Click the information icon for more
information about the failure.
Approved
A video was submitted for publication but needed approval. It was approved.
FAQ
Q. Is there a limit to the duration of an uploaded video?
A. No, the limitation is in the amout of storage space your video server has.
Q. Is there a limit to the duration of a video recorded in Cisco Show and Share.
A. No, the limitation is in the amout of storage space your video server has.
Q. Can I change the resolution of recorded video if I use an HD webcam?
A. No, the resolution for video recorded from a webcam is fixed at 320x240.
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Cisco Show and Share includes a built-in video editor to help you add polish to your recorded and
uploaded videos. With the video editor, you can:
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Trim out unwanted parts of the video.
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Divide your video into chapters.
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Reorder the playback of the chapters.
•
Insert animated transitions between chapters.
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Synchronize a slideshow with your video
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Choose a new thumbnail for your video.
Visit the following topics to learn more about the capabilities of and how to use the Cisco Show and
Share video editor:
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About Video Editing, page 6-1
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Restrictions, page 6-1
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Procedures, page 6-2
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Quick Reference, page 6-8
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Troubleshooting, page 6-9
About Video Editing
The Cisco Show and Share built-in video editor is nonlinear and nondestructive.
This type of editing does not actually change the original material in any way. Instead, it adds markers
and pointers to information that accompanies video frames during playback.
Restrictions
The Cisco Show and Share editor does not support the editing of Windows media (WMV, WMA, ASF,
ASX) files. You need to edit those files outside of Cisco Show and Share using editing software that
supports those formats.. Table 6-1 lists the files types and extensions that are editable in the Cisco Show
and Share Editor.
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Table 6-1
Format
Video Format Editing Support
File
Extensions Notes
Windows .wmv
Media
.wma
.asf
.asx
Not editable within Cisco Show and Share.
Adobe
Flash
video
.flv
Editable within Cisco Show and Share.
MPEG4
Part 10/
H.264
.mp4
.m4v
Editable within Cisco Show and Share.
You cannot edit Flash or MPEG4 videos that are reference by URL rather than uploaded.
Procedures
1.
Open a Video to Edit, page 6-2
2.
Edit Your Video, page 6-3
3.
Save Your Edited Video, page 6-7
Open a Video to Edit
Before You Begin
Capture or upload encoded video to Cisco Show and Share, and then save it.
Procedure
Step 1
Choose My Cisco Show and Share > My Account > My Videos.
Step 2
Click Edit Video in the row that describes your encoded video.
Note
To edit a published video, you must first click Manage Video and then Save As Draft. This will create
a draft version of the video in addition to the published version. The original published verion will
remain available until you publish the draft, which then replaces the original published version.
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Cisco Show and Share opens its video editor and loads your video.
Step 3
Stop. You have completed this procedure.
Edit Your Video
You can edit video with Cisco Show and Share. More specifically, you can:
Tip
•
Trim Your Video, page 6-4
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Create Chapters Within Your Video, page 6-4
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Reorder Chapters, page 6-5
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Add Transitions Between Chapters, page 6-5
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Synchronize Slides to Your Video, page 6-6
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Change the Video Thumbnail, page 6-7
Click Save often while editing your video to save your work in progress.
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Trim Your Video
Procedure
Step 1
Click Play ( ) to start watching your video.
Step 2
Click Pause ( ) when your video reaches a natural transition point.
Transition points are moments that change the topic, purpose, speaker, mood, or location.
Step 3
Click Delete a Segment (
).
New elements appear on and around the timeline.
Step 4
To mark and delet a segment, do the following.
a.
Drag the markers (
for deletion.
) left or right along the timeline to mark more or less of your video
b.
Preview what you have marked ( ).
c.
Delete what you have marked ( ) or cancel the deletion ( ).
Step 5
(Optional) Click Undo and Redo as needed.
Step 6
Click Save.
Create Chapters Within Your Video
Procedure
Step 1
Click the Add Chapters drawer on the right to open it if it is closed.
Step 2
Click Play ( ) to start watching your video.
Step 3
Click Pause ( ) when your video reaches a point where you want to add a chapter.
Tip
You can also drag the play head to the desired point on the timeline.
Step 4
Use the Chapter Name field to enter a title for the chapter.
Step 5
(Optional) Use the Chapter Description field to enter more detailed information for the chapter.
Step 6
Click Add.
Cisco Show and Share adds a chapter marker ( ) to the timeline, where you paused the playback
head ( ) .
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Note
The chapter marker may appear at the previous or next whole second rather than the location of
the play head where the video was paused (for example, the marker may appear at 4 seconds
rather than 3 seconds). This happens if when you pause the video between the second marks. The
marker is placed at the next whole second if the video is paused at x.5 seconds or greater, and at
the displayed whole second if it is paused at under x.5 seconds.
You can hover your mouse pointer over the chapter marker to see information about the chapter. You can
click the delete icon ( ) the chapter summary to remove the chapter.
Step 7
(Optional) Click Undo and Redo as needed.
Step 8
Click Save.
Reorder Chapters
Procedure
Step 1
Click the Advanced Options drawer on the right to open it if it is closed.
Step 2
Click Play ( ) to start watching your video.
Step 3
Click Pause ( ) when your video reaches a natural transition point.
Tip
You can also drag the play head to the desired point on the timeline.
Step 4
Click Save Thumbnail to select the frame where the playhead is paused as the thumbnail image for the
video.
Step 5
(Optional) Click Undo and Redo as needed.
Step 6
Click Save.
Add Transitions Between Chapters
Procedure
Step 1
Click a transition placeholder in the segment browser to choose it.
Step 2
Open the Add Transitions drawer if it is closed.
Step 3
Mouseover any transition in the drawer to see its effect animated.
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These are the transition effects.
Wipe right. Wipe left.
Step 4
Wipe up.
Wipe
down.
Spin out,
then in,
then out.
Spin out.
Diagonal
wipe left.
Diagonal
wipe right.
Dilate.
Fade.
Sweep.
Click the Add button above a transition effect to use it.
Tip
If you choose the wrong transition effect by mistake, you can drag it from the segment browser
to the trash can. Then, simply choose another effect.
Step 5
(Optional) Click Undo and Redo as needed.
Step 6
Click Save.
Synchronize Slides to Your Video
Before You Begin
You must have previously uploaded slides to your video. See Add Supplemental or Downloadable Files
to a Video Package, page 5-8, for information about uploading slides to your video.
Procedure
Step 1
Open the Add Slides drawer if it is closed.
Step 2
Play your video.
Step 3
Hover your mouse over the slide you want to add next and click Add when it gets to the place where you
want the slide to appear.
Step 4
Repeat for each slide in the slide deck.
Step 5
Click Save.
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Change the Video Thumbnail
Step 1
Open the Advanced Options drawer if it is closed.
Step 2
Play your video and pause it on the frame you want to use as the thumbnail or drag the playback head to
the frame you want to use.
Step 3
Click Save the Thumbnail.
Step 4
Click Save.
Save Your Edited Video
Step 1
Click Save.
Step 2
Click Exit.
Step 3
Stop. You have completed this procedure.
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Quick Reference
•
Workflows to Add or Delete a Chapter, page 6-8
Workflows to Add or Delete a Chapter
A. Mark when a segment should start and stop.
F.
B. Split the new segment from all other segments.
G. Cisco Show and Share saves a draft of your work.
C.
H. A chapter marker shows where — on the full timeline for
Enter a chapter title for the segment.
your video — this new chapter stops.
D. Enter a chapter description for the segment.
E.
Apply your chapter title and description to the segment.
•
The list of all defined chapters adds an editable entry
for your new chapter.
•
You can change the chapter’s title or description,
as needed.
•
You can save or discard any changes to the chapter’s
title or description.
Tell Cisco Show and Share to save a draft of your work.
I.
Delete the chapter information for a segment in either of
two ways, as needed.
•
Click a chapter thumbnail in the segment browser,
mouseover its chapter marker on the timeline, and
then click the Delete button.
•
Drag a chapter thumbnail to the trashcan icon under
the segment browser.
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Troubleshooting
Q. My edits do not appear when I play the video back after publishing. Why weren’t they saved?
A. Cisco Show and Share uses nondestructive editing. This means that instead of changing the actual
video, Cisco Show and Share inserts markers and pointers to indicate the changes. This type of
editings requires the video to be served from a Flash streaming server. If the videos are stored on
the Cisco Show and Share server itself, they will be served from a Flash streaming server.
However, quite often the video source is actually stored and served from an external server dedicated
to storing large quantities of video files. If the video is being served from another type of server, for
example a simple web server, then the edits that you make will not appear during playback. If you
experience this problem, contact your system administrator for more information about the type of
server being used for the videos.
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Topics in this section describe ways that you can publish and optimize your video packages.
Procedures
•
Prepare to Publish, page 7-1
Prepare to Publish
After you save a draft version of a video package, you can make it easy to find and make it more broadly
useful to your audience. You can:
•
Name and describe it.
•
Replace anything in or about it that is inadequate or flawed.
•
Assign it to categories.
•
Choose who can see it.
•
Turn its page options (comments, ratings, tags, and sharing) On or Off individually.
•
Link to related videos.
•
Schedule exactly when it should become visible to other users.
•
Schedule exactly when it should be archived (hidden from other users).
Before You Begin
Capture or upload video and save it to Show and Share.
Procedure
Step 1
To publish a video:
•
From the My Show and Share page, go to My Show and Share > My Account > My Videos. Then,
hover the cursor over the draft video you want to publish and click Publish.
•
From the Record a Video or Upload Video page, click Go to Publish Page.
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The Publish Your Video Page opens. It includes four drawers:
•
Video Summary
•
Page Categories, Permissions, and Options
•
Add Related
•
Scheduling
Step 2
(Optional) To change the video Title, Description, or Tags, click Edit in the Video Summary drawer..
Step 3
To choose the Cisco Show and Share categories that should include this video.
a.
Open the Page Categories, Permissions, and Options drawer if it is closed.
b.
Click Add.
The Category Picker opens.
c.
d.
Click Expand All to list the available categories.
•
Check the check box for each category that you want to use.
•
Uncheck any check boxes, as needed, for categories that you prefer not to use.
Click OK to confirm your choices and close the Category Picker.
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Step 4
Use elements in the Make visible to area to choose who can see your video.
Do one of the following.
When access should not be limited
To give everyone
access to your video? a. Click Everyone.
You are done configuring permissions.
To give specific users When access should be limited
access to your video? a. Click Specific people in my organization.
b.
Click Add.
The Select Groups window opens.
c.
Drag groups to choose them.
d.
Click OK to confirm your choices and close the Select Groups window.
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Step 5
Use elements in the Page Options area to turn interactivity features On or Off.
•
Comments (general and timeline) from viewers
•
Anonymous comments from viewers
•
Ratings by viewers
•
Keyword tagging by viewers
•
The ability to embed the video
Note
Step 6
Your authority here is limited to interactivity features that are enabled sitewide for your
Cisco Show and Share community. Your choices here affect only this one video.
(Optional) Use elements in the Add Related drawer to associate this video with others that are
somehow similar.
Do one of the following
.
To have no related
videos?
When there should not be any related videos
a.
Click Do not add related videos.
When the choice should be automated
To have
Cisco Show and Share a. Click Select Automatically.
choose related videos
for you automatically
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To choose related
videos manually
When you prefer to choose related videos
a.
Click Let me choose.
b.
Click Add.
The Video Browser window opens.
c.
•
Check the check box for each video that you want to use.
•
Uncheck any check boxes, as needed, for videos that you prefer not
to use.
•
Search for related videos by any of their attributes, as needed.
Click OK.to confirm your choices and close the Video Browser window.
Step 7
Use elements in the scheduling drawer to control when your video should be visible to other users.
Step 8
(Optional) Click Save and Preview to save your video as a draft and go to the video preview page.
Step 9
Click Publish.
Note
Step 10
If you see a different button, you might not be authorized to publish video until another user
approves it. In this case, click the button to submit your video for approval.
Stop. You have completed this procedure.
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Related Topics
•
Use a Webcam to Record Video from Your Computer, page 5-1
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Add Supplemental or Downloadable Files to a Video Package, page 5-8
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You must be logged in as a live event manager to create or run live events in Cisco Show and Share.
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Concepts, page 8-1
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Procedures, page 8-5
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Reference, page 8-22
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What is a “Live-Event?” page 8-2
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What are “Encoders”? page 8-3
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What are “Pull” and “Push” Configurations? page 8-3
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What are “Encoding Formats” (Presets)? page 8-4
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Understand the Question-and-Answer Workflow, page 8-4
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Concepts
What is a “Live-Event?”
Some videos in Cisco Show and Share portray events while they occur, in real time. We call this video
type a live event.
Other videos show events that occured in the past. We call this video type on demand.
On Demand
Authorized audience members can start to watch a Cisco Show and Share video on demand (VoD) file
from the moment that it is published until the moment that it is deleted, archived, or hidden. Its
availability might span any number of dates and hours, depending on its freshness and continued
relevance.
Any Cisco Show and Share audience member can start to watch a VoD from its beginning, no matter
when they start to play it. Likewise, any audience member can rewind, skip ahead, or jump to different
parts of a VoD at any time.
You can archive or delete your own VoDs at any time. Afterward, they are no longer available.
Live Event
Authorized audience members can start to watch a Cisco Show and Share live event stream at a fixed
date and time that is reserved in advance.
After the live event is started, audience members who connect late will see the event in progress. They
cannot see what came before. During a live event, audience members all see the same thing at the same
time. They cannot:
•
Watch the stream before the event starts.
•
Go backward (rewind).
•
Skip ahead (fast-forward).
•
Pause.
Later, after the live event is stopped, it is no longer available to anyone. However, if you save the live
event stream to an encoded video file, you can then publish that file as a VoD.
Note
When you output a VoD from a live event stream that includes synchronized slides, you can publish the
VoD file after the event is finished. The slides remain synchronized.

However, if you edit the VoD output file with Cisco Show and Share or any other video editing software,
you will lose lose the slide synchronization instructions from your live event. This loss occurs because
the synchronization data is part of the encoded video. Therefore, this data is lost whenever you re-render
or re-encode the video.
Related Topics
•
Create the Draft of a Live Event, page 8-6
•
Preview the Draft of a Live Event, page 8-10
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Edit the Draft of a Live Event, page 8-11
•
Publish a Listing for Your Live Event, page 8-12
•
Start and Administer (Moderate) Your Live Event, page 8-16
•
Delete Your Live Event, page 8-21
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Concepts
What are “Encoders”?
In relation to Cisco Show and Share, encoders are devices that convert video and audio to the special
formats that computers use. Encoders:
1.
Take in the live signals or recorded data that represent video and audio.
2.
Convert and compress this information in particular ways.
3.
Generate computer-playable media in the form of streams, files, or both.
Eventually, this information becomes available to its potential audience. However, the exact
infrastructure, methods, and intermediate steps that make this possible all vary from one network to
the next.
Video/Audio Streams
Streams are transmitted.
•
A multicast stream reaches many computers simultaneously, one time. This method works well for
live events, when information confidentiality or protection is of moderate importance.
•
A unicast stream reaches one computer at a time, any time. This method works well for
video-on-demand, when information confidentiality or protection is of slight importance.
Audiences that receive a stream cannot save or edit it, ordinarily. But they can play it — at their
discretion — if their computers are equipped to play it.
Video/Audio Files
Files are downloaded manually or cached automatically. This delivery method is ideal for on-demand.
Files reach one computer at a time, any time. This method works well for video-on-demand when
information confidentiality or protection is not important.
Audiences that download or cache a file can save it. And they can play or edit it — at their
discretion — if their computers are equipped to play or edit it.
Cisco Show and Share is compatible with many encoders from many manufacturers. However, its
features help you to manage and operate Cisco Digital Media Encoders (DMEs), specifically.
Related Topics
•
What is a “Live-Event?” page 8-2
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What are “Pull” and “Push” Configurations? page 8-3
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What are “Encoding Formats” (Presets)? page 8-4
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Create the Draft of a Live Event, page 8-6
What are “Pull” and “Push” Configurations?
At a high level, Cisco Digital Media Encoders (DMEs) support two basic modes of operation, called
pull and push. We will ask you to choose one of these whenever you use advanced encoder settings for
a live event.
•
In pull configurations, the streaming server pulls streams from the encoder. The encoder is passive.
•
In push configurations, the encoder pushes streams to the streaming server. The encoder initiates.
Note
In this release, push configurations apply only to Windows Media streams.
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Related Topics
•
What is a “Live-Event?” page 8-2
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What are “Encoders”? page 8-3
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Create the Draft of a Live Event, page 8-6
What are “Encoding Formats” (Presets)?
We will ask you to choose an encoding format whenever you use advanced encoder settings for a
live event.
Encoding formats are named collections of settings — presets — for encoders that you use with
Cisco Show and Share. We include many of these presets in our factory-defined default settings for
Cisco Show and Share. However, the administrators for your Cisco Show and Share community are
authorized to create, change, rename, and delete encoding formats at any time.
Each named encoding format specifies:
•
A media output type, such as FLV or WMV.
•
Dimensions, such as 640x480, that are suitable for a particular type of playback device.
•
A bandwidth consumption rate that is optimized for the expected network capacity.
•
The overall quality (bitrate, frame rate, and more).
Related Topics
•
What is a “Live-Event?” page 8-2
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What are “Encoders”? page 8-3
Understand the Question-and-Answer Workflow
Live events in Cisco Show and Share can include options for remote participants to submit written
comments and questions. When you use this feature, the workflow can involve several members of your
Cisco Show and Share community. This topic describes all phases during the expected sequence
of events.
1.
Leaders for your Cisco Show and Share community buy and install a feature license.
2.
Leaders for your Cisco Show and Share community choose whether to allow audience questions
during live events generally.
Note
If your community does not allow audience questions generally, this workflow stops here.
No one can use this feature while it is turned Off sitewide.
3.
You choose if your particular live event should support audience questions and comments.
4.
A live event moderator — possibly you — chooses when to start accepting audience questions.
5.
Audience members write and send their messages in real time, from the same Cisco Show and Share
page where they watch your live event.
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6.
7.
The live event moderator pre-screens these incoming questions and comments as they arrive.
Moderators can:
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Move any high-priority questions to the Presenter’s View tab.
•
Move any low-priority questions to the Removed Questions tab, either manually or
automatically by keyword.
•
Use keyword filters to see and manage only the messages that match those keywords.
The presenter then responds to any number of these pre-screened questions and comments. (These
are messages that the moderator moved to the Presenter’s View tab.)
The following illustration represents phases 5 through 7 in the question-and-answer workflow.
Procedures
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Create the Draft of a Live Event, page 8-6
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Preview the Draft of a Live Event, page 8-10
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Edit the Draft of a Live Event, page 8-11
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Publish a Listing for Your Live Event, page 8-12
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Start and Administer (Moderate) Your Live Event, page 8-16
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Download Questions From Your Live Event, page 8-19
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Delete Your Live Event, page 8-21
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Create the Draft of a Live Event
You can prepare for a live event before it will occur. This preparation is considered a “draft.”
Note
•
No one will see any listing for your live event until you prepare and publish a listing.
•
No one can watch your live event until you start it.
Before You Begin
To succeed at this task, you must have Live Event User privileges. In addition:
•
Administrators for your Cisco Show and Share community must:
– Install a license to activate support for live events.
– Configure Cisco Show and Share to work with at least one encoder.
Procedure
Step 1
Choose Show and Share from the global navigation.
Step 2
Click My Show and Share, and then click Create a Live Event.
Step 3
Click DME Live Event.
Step 4
(Optional) If the Live Event Basic Setup drawer is closed, click its toggle to open it.
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Step 5
Enter a name and description for your live event.
Step 6
(Optional) Enter tags that express important concepts about your live event.
Step 7
Enter the video stream’s URL (on the streaming server), and then choose an encoder from the Encoder
list. Never use the Encoder URL except for testing.
Do one of the following:
•
Should you use
default encoder
settings for this
live event?
When you use default settings
Default settings are simplified and streamlined for your convenience.
Just enter the date and time manually when your live event will start and stop.
OR
Click
•
to choose a date from a calendar. Then, choose time values from lists.
Should you use When you use advanced settings
advanced
In addition to date and time management controls that work like those in the
encoder settings default settings, advanced settings offer rich options for customization.
for this live
event?
You can specify the encoding format (preset)1, channel2, and publishing mode3,
the signal cable inputs for video4 and audio5, which input standard6 to use, and
whether to save a permanent copy of your live event so you can republish it later
as a VoD.
1. An encoding format is a named collection of predefined encoder settings. You might think of them as presets. Each encoding
format serves a distinct purpose.
2. Your Cisco
Show and Share administrator can tell you which ports and modes a particular channel supports.
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3. Should the streaming server pull streams from the encoder? Or should the encoder push streams to the streaming server? If
you are not sure, ask your Cisco Show and Share administrator.
4. The video input options are Composite (RCA) and S-Video.
5. The audio input options are Unbalanced (RCA) and XLR Balanced.
6. The variant of NTSC, PAL, or SECAM that your country uses as its video input standard for television.
Step 8
(Optional) If the Live Event Images drawer is closed, click its toggle to open it.
Step 9
Click each of the Browse buttons to choose, one at a time, which GIF or JPEG images
Cisco Show and Share should use in support of this live event.
•
Audiences will see the thumbnail image when they browse through available videos.
•
Audiences who try to watch a live event before it actually begins will see the pre-event image until
the live-event stream is started.
•
Audiences who are connected to a live event after it ends will see the post-event image until the
live-event stream is stopped.
Each of these images should be 450 pixels wide by 300 pixels high. We will stretch or distort images
as needed, so that they fit this shape and size. (The aspect ratio is 3:2 for these images.)
Note
Step 10
You cannot save any draft of your live event setup until you choose all of these images.
(Optional) If the Optional Items drawer is closed, click its toggle to open it, so that you can turn
advanced features On or Off.
Note
a.
You cannot see or use any advanced feature here that a Cisco Show and Share administrator has
turned Off sitewide.
Choose whether to use the Question and Anwer module during this live event.
When this module is turned On, remote audience members can submit questions to presenters in
real time.
b.
Choose whether to use the Polling module during this live event.
When this module is turned On, audiences can respond to polling questions that you ask. Your poll
can include any number and combination of true/false questions and multiple-choice questions.
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When you write a multiple-choice question, you must also write at least two possible answers to
the question.
Tip
Step 11
•
Click Add more polling replies to add an answer.
•
Click
•
Click Add another question to expand upon your poll.
•
Click Preview Poll to see your poll as authorized viewers will see it.
to delete an answer.
Remember, a poll is not a quiz. Poll questions do not measure knowledge. Instead, they measure
sentiment, comfort, or familiarity. For this reason, a polling question might never have any
“right” or “wrong” answer.
(Optional) Click Browse to choose related files for upload. We will attach these files to your live event
so that authorized viewers can download them after the event is started.
Note
The Related Files feature is visible only after you choose DME Live Event as the live event type.
Step 12
Click Save as Draft.
Step 13
Stop. You have completed this procedure.
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What to Do Next
•
Would you like to preview your live event draft and confirm that you defined its properties correctly?
See the “Preview the Draft of a Live Event” section on page 8-10.
•
Would you like to edit your live event draft? See the “Edit the Draft of a Live Event” section on
page 8-11.
•
Would you like to publish a listing for your live event? See the “Publish a Listing for Your Live
Event” section on page 8-12.
•
Would you like to start your live event and administer it? See the “Start and Administer (Moderate)
Your Live Event” section on page 8-16.
•
Would you like to delete your live event draft? See the “Delete Your Live Event” section on
page 8-21.
Preview the Draft of a Live Event
After you save a live event draft and before you publish it, you can preview it.
Before You Begin
To succeed at this task, you must have Live Event User privileges. In addition:
•
Administrators for your Cisco Show and Share server must:
– Install a license to activate support for live events.
– Configure Cisco Show and Share to work with at least one encoder.
•
You must create and save a live event draft before you can preview it.
Procedure
Step 1
Choose Cisco Show and Share from the global navigation.
Step 2
Navigate to the Preview a Live Event page.
a.
Click My Show and Share.
b.
Ensure that the My Account drawer is opened.
c.
Click the My Live Events tab.
d.
Mouse over the live event draft, and then click Play.
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Step 3
Click Back when you are finished.
Step 4
Stop. You have completed this procedure.
What to Do Next
•
Would you like to edit your live event draft? See the “Edit the Draft of a Live Event” section on
page 8-11.
•
Would you like to publish a listing for your live event? See the “Publish a Listing for Your Live
Event” section on page 8-12.
•
Would you like to start your live event and administer it? See the “Start and Administer (Moderate)
Your Live Event” section on page 8-16.
•
Would you like to delete your live event draft? See the “Delete Your Live Event” section on
page 8-21.
Related Topics
•
Create the Draft of a Live Event, page 8-6
Edit the Draft of a Live Event
After you save a live event draft and before you publish it, you can edit any of its settings.
Before You Begin
To succeed at this task, you must have Live Event User privileges. In addition:
•
Administrators for your Cisco Show and Share server must:
– Install a license to activate support for live events.
– Configure Cisco Show and Share to work with at least one encoder.
•
You must create and save a live event draft before you can edit it.
Procedure
Step 1
Choose Show and Share from the global navigation.
Step 2
Navigate to the Edit a Live Event page.
a.
Click My Show and Share.
b.
Ensure that the My Account drawer is opened.
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c.
Click the My Live Events tab.
d.
Mouse over the live event draft, and then click Manage Video.
The Edit a Live Event page opens.
Step 3
Change options, settings, and values, as needed.
Tip
These are the same options, settings, and values that you saved when you created your live
event draft.
Step 4
Click Save as Draft.
Step 5
Stop. You have completed this procedure.
What to Do Next
•
Would you like to preview your live event draft and confirm that you defined its properties correctly?
See the “Preview the Draft of a Live Event” section on page 8-10.
•
Would you like to publish a listing for your live event? See the “Publish a Listing for Your Live
Event” section on page 8-12.
•
Would you like to start your live event and administer it? See the “Start and Administer (Moderate)
Your Live Event” section on page 8-16.
•
Would you like to delete your live event draft? See the “Delete Your Live Event” section on
page 8-21.
Related Topics
•
Create the Draft of a Live Event, page 8-6
Publish a Listing for Your Live Event
You can publish a listing for your live event. Doing this helps other Cisco Show and Share community
members to plan ahead. An event listing tells them:
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What — You plan to host a live event.
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Why — Its purpose.
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When — Its start and stop times.
•
Who — The identities of your scheduled presenters and intended audience.
Before You Begin
To succeed at this task, you must have Live Event User privileges. In addition:
•
Administrators for your Cisco Show and Share server must:
– Install a license to activate support for live events.
– Configure Cisco Show and Share to work with at least one encoder.
•
You must create and save a live event draft before you can publish a listing for it.
Procedure
Step 1
Choose Show and Share from the global navigation.
Step 2
Navigate to the Publish a Live Event page.
a.
Click My Show and Share.
b.
Ensure that the My Account drawer is opened.
c.
Click the My Live Events tab.
d.
Mouse over the live event draft, and then click Publish.
The Publish a Live Event page opens.
Step 3
Check values in the Live Event Summary drawer.
Step 4
(Optional) Click Edit to start correcting any values that are wrong.
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Step 5
When you click Edit, we close the Publish a Live Event page and open the Edit a Live Event
page in its place.
Check values in the Category and Permission Options drawer.
Video category
Make visible to
Users with
access
Is your live event associated with all of the correct Cisco Show and Share categories?.
•
Click Add if any categories are missing from your list.
•
Click
to delete a category from your list.
Will the listing for your live event — and the event itself — be visible to the
correct users?
•
Click Everyone when your entire Cisco Show and Share community should
have access.
•
Click Specific people in my organization when access should be restricted in
any way.
Have you chosen correctly which specific users or groups should have access?
•
Click Add if any users or groups are missing from your list.
•
Click
to delete a user or group from your list.
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Step 6
Check values in the Scheduling drawer.
•
Click Immediately when you want the listing to become visible right now.
•
Click At a scheduled time when you want the listing to become visible at a set time in the future.
a. Click
to choose a date from a calendar.
b. Choose time values from the lists.
Step 7
Click OK to publish the listing for your live event.
Step 8
Stop. You have completed this procedure.
What to Do Next
•
Would you like to start your live event and administer it? See the “Start and Administer (Moderate)
Your Live Event” section on page 8-16.
•
Would you like to delete your live event draft? See the “Delete Your Live Event” section on
page 8-21.
Related Topics
•
Create the Draft of a Live Event, page 8-6
•
Edit the Draft of a Live Event, page 8-11
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Start and Administer (Moderate) Your Live Event
You can use the Live Event Administration page to turn On the availability of a live event stream. Then,
after the stream is started:
•
Audiences can watch your live event in real time through Cisco Show and Share.
•
You can administer special features as the event moderator.
– Did you activate the “Question and Answer” feature when you prepared your live event draft?
If so, audience members can submit questions for the presenters to answer. And then, as the
event moderator, you can pre-screen these questions for the presenters before they respond.
– Did you activate the “polling” feature when you created your live event draft? If so, you can run
an ad-hoc survey spontaneously during your live event. Or, if you prepared an audience survey
and saved it as part of your draft, you can run that survey during your live event. Members of
the remote viewing audience can then use Cisco Show and Share to submit their answers to your
survey questions.
– If your organization’s encoder is a Cisco Digital Media Encoder (DME), did you activate the
“slide show” feature when you created your live event draft? And did you then upload a ZIP
archive that contains sequentially numbered JPEG copies of presentation slides for your live
event? If so, you can synch the slide deck to your event in real time.
Note
Administrators for your Cisco Show and Share server are authorized to turn these
special features On or Off, at their discretion. You cannot see or use any feature that is
turned Off.
Before You Begin
To succeed at this task, you must have Live Event User privileges. In addition:
•
Administrators for your Cisco Show and Share server must:
– Install a license to activate support for live events.
– Configure Cisco Show and Share to work with at least one encoder.
•
You must save a live event draft before you can start and administer it.
Procedure
Step 1
Choose Show and Share from the global navigation.
Step 2
Navigate to the Administer a Live Event page.
a.
Click My Show and Share.
b.
Ensure that the My Account drawer is opened.
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c.
Click the My Live Events tab.
d.
Mouse over the live event draft, and then click Administer.
The Administer a Live Event page opens.
Step 3
If your organization uses a Cisco Digital Media Encoder (DME), click Start for Encoder and then Start
for Broadcast in the “Main administrative controls” panel to start your live event stream.
OR
If your organization uses a third-party encoder, turn it On in its usual way.
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Step 4
Do any or all of the following.
•
Would you like Use elements on the Questions tab to manage viewer submissions in real time
to moderate
a. Click icons in the Actions column, at your discretion.
viewer questions
• The blue icon ( ) moves a question to the Presenter’s View tab.
and comments?
• The green icon ( ) moves a question to the Removed Questions tab.
b.
(Optional) Define a filter and turn it On to see only the comments and
questions that meet your filtering criteria.
c.
(Optional) Define a filter and turn it On to automatically move off-topic
comments and questions to the Removed Questions tab when they meet
your filtering criteria.
You can turn a filter Off again to disable it temporarily. Or, you can clear
its definition to disable it permanently.
Tip
•
Would you like
to conduct an
anonymous poll
or survey?
Use elements in the Polling Module area to survey your live event viewers anonymously.
a.
Click Open polling to start a polling cycle.
b.
Show a question to your live event viewers for any length of time.
•
Click Display question to audience when you are ready to solicit
responses to a question. We will show that question to your viewers.
They can then choose one of your prepared responses and submit that
response as their vote.
•
Click Remove question from audience when you are done with a
question. We will hide that question from your viewers. They cannot
respond to any question while it is hidden.
Repeat this process for any number of questions, at your discretion.
c.
(Optional) Click Display polling results to audience when you want to
share your survey results with everyone.
d.
Click Close polling to stop the polling cycle.
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Step 5
If your organization uses a Cisco Digital Media Encoder (DME), click Stop for Broadcast and then Stop
for Encoder in the “Main administrative controls” panel to stop your live event stream.
OR
If your organization uses a third-party encoder, turn it Off in its usual way.
Step 6
Stop. You have completed this procedure.
What to Do Next
•
Would you like to edit your live event draft? See the “Edit the Draft of a Live Event” section on
page 8-11.
•
Would you like to publish a listing for your live event? See the “Publish a Listing for Your Live
Event” section on page 8-12.
•
Would you like to start your live event and administer it? See the “Start and Administer (Moderate)
Your Live Event” section on page 8-16.
•
Would you like to delete your live event draft? See the “Delete Your Live Event” section on
page 8-21.
Related Topics
•
Create the Draft of a Live Event, page 8-6
•
Visual Reference: Administer a Live Event, page 8-25
Download Questions From Your Live Event
You can download a list of the questions submitted by your audience during a live event.
Before You Begin
You must have Live Event User privileges, be the administrator of the live event, and be logged into
Cisco Show and Share to perform this procedure.
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Procedure
Step 1
Choose Show and Share from the global navigation.
Step 2
Choose My Show and Share > My Videos > My Account > My Live Events.
A list of the live events that you administer appears.
Step 3
Mouse over the live event for which you want to download the question list, and then click Administer.
The administration page for the live event appears.
Step 4
Click Export Questions.
A dialog box prompts you to specify a download location for the question file. The exact dialog box that
appears depends upon the browser you are using.
Step 5
Use the dialog box to specify the download location. By default, the file is named QuestionsReport.txt.
However you may be able to rename the file upon download.
The file contains the question asked, the time it was asked, and the status of the question.
Step 6
Stop. You have completed this procedure.
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Delete Your Live Event
You can delete your live event draft.
Before You Begin
To succeed at this task, you must have Live Event User privileges and be the administrator for the live
event you want to delete.
Procedure
Step 1
Choose Show and Share from the global navigation.
Step 2
Navigate to the Delete button.
a.
Click My Show and Share.
b.
Ensure that the My Account drawer is opened.
c.
Click the My Live Events tab.
d.
Mouse over the live event draft, and then click Delete.
Step 3
When a server prompt asks you, click Yes to confirm the deletion.
Step 4
Verify that a system message tells you the deletion was successful.
Step 5
Stop. You have completed this procedure.
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Related Topics
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Create the Draft of a Live Event, page 8-6
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Preview the Draft of a Live Event, page 8-10
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Edit the Draft of a Live Event, page 8-11
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Publish a Listing for Your Live Event, page 8-12
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Start and Administer (Moderate) Your Live Event, page 8-16
•
Supported Dimensions for Encoded Video, page 8-22
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Supported Encoding Bitrates for Flash Video, page 8-22
•
Supported Encoding Profiles for Windows Media on DMEs, page 8-23
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Visual Reference: Administer a Live Event, page 8-25
Reference
Supported Dimensions for Encoded Video
We support these dimensions for video. All dimensions are in pixels.
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DMM 400x300
•
FULL 640x480
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CIF 320x240
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QCIF 160x120
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CUSTOM
Supported Encoding Bitrates for Flash Video
We support these encoding bitrates for video. All values are in kbps.
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32
•
40
•
48
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56
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64
•
80
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96
•
112
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128
•
160
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192
•
224
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256
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288
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320
Supported Encoding Profiles for Windows Media on DMEs
Capture Profiles for Windows Media 9 Conversions
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Convert To Windows Media 9 (2M)
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Convert To Windows Media 9 (1.5M)
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Convert To Windows Media 9 (768K)
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Convert To Windows Media 9 (350K)
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Convert To Windows Media 9 (50K) for Mobile Streaming
Capture Profiles for Broadband
Film
•
Video for broadband film content (1500 Kbps total)
•
Video for broadband film content (768 Kbps)
NTSC
•
Video for broadband NTSC (1500 Kbps total)
•
Video for broadband NTSC (2 Mbps total)
•
Video for broadband NTSC (256 Kbps)
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Video for broadband NTSC (384 Kbps)
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Video for broadband NTSC (768 Kbps)
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Windows Media Video 8 for Broadband (NTSC, 1400 Kbps)
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Windows Media Video 8 for Broadband (NTSC, 700 Kbps)
PAL
•
Windows Media Video 8 for Broadband (PAL, 384 Kbps)
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Windows Media Video 8 for Broadband (PAL, 700 Kbps)
Variable Bitrate
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Windows Media 8 Best Quality based VBR for Broadband.
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Windows Media 8 Fair Quality based VBR for Broadband
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Windows Media 8 High Quality based VBR for Broadband.
Capture Profiles for Color PDAs
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Video for color PDA devices (150 Kbps)
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Video for color PDA devices (225 Kbps)
Capture Profiles for Dial-up Modems and ISDN
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Video for dial-up modems or LAN (28.8 to 100 Kbps)
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Video for dial-up modems or single channel ISDN (28.8 to 56 Kbps)
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Video with audio emphasis for dial-up modems (28.8 Kbps)
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Video with voice emphasis for dial-up modems (28.8 Kbps)
•
Windows Media Video 8 for Dial-up Modems (28.8 Kbps)
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Windows Media Video 8 for Dial-up Modems (56 Kbps)
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Windows Media Video 8 for Dial-up Modems or LAN (28.8 to 100 Kbps)
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Windows Media Video 8 for Dial-up Modems or Single-channel ISDN (28.8 to 56 Kbps)
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Video for e-mail and dual-channel ISDN (128 Kbps)
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Video for LAN, cable modem, or xDSL (100 to 768 Kbps)
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Video for single-channel ISDN (64 Kbps)
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Video for Web servers (28.8 Kbps)
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Video for Web servers (56 Kbps)
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Windows Media 9 (1.5M)
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Windows Media 9 (2M)
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Windows Media 9 (350K)
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Windows Media 9 (50K) for Mobile Streaming
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Windows Media 9 (768K)
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Windows Media Video 8 for Color Pocket PCs (150 Kbps)
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Windows Media Video 8 for Color Pocket PCs (225 Kbps)
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Windows Media Video 8 for LAN, Cable Modem, or xDSL (100 to 768 Kbps)
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Windows Media Video 8 for Local Area Network (100 Kbps)
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Windows Media Video 8 for Local Area Network (256 Kbps)
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Windows Media Video 8 for Local Area Network (384 Kbps)
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Windows Media Video 8 for Local Area Network (768 Kbps)
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Visual Reference: Administer a Live Event
The top of Administer a Live Event page shows in real time how your live event looks to its audience.
Tip
This area is blank until you start the live event stream.
Lower on the Administer a Live Event page are areas where you can:
•
Start or stop the live event stream.
•
Moderate the written questions and comments that audience members submit for your
event’s presenter.
And then, at the bottom of the Live Event Controller page, you can manage audience polling.
Related Topics
•
Start and Administer (Moderate) Your Live Event, page 8-16
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and for how long.
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About Cisco Show and Share Author Reports, page 9-1
•
Procedures, page 9-5
About Cisco Show and Share Author Reports
Authors can run three different reports for their videos: Page Views, Video Views, and Viewer
Aggregation. Each report can be run for specific video or for all your videos. You can only view reports
for videos that you uploaded, however the “superuser” user can view reports for any video.
To learn more about each report and what it can tell you about your video viewership, see the following
topics:
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About the Page View Report, page 9-2
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About the Video View Report, page 9-3
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About the Viewer Aggregation Report, page 9-4
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Changes to Reports Between Cisco Show and Share 5.2.1 and 5.2.2, page 9-4
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About Cisco Show and Share Author Reports
About the Page View Report
The page view report shows how many time your video pages have been accessed per day. If you do not
choose a specific video, it is the total number of times all of your video pages have been accessed. If you
select a specific video, it is the total number of times, per day, that the single video page has been
accessed.
The reports is shown as a graph and as a table of data. The data can be downloaded as a Microsoft Excel
spreadsheet.
Figure 9-1
Page View Report Graph
Figure 9-2
Page View Report Table
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About the Video View Report
The video view report shows how many times a video has been played. This differs from the page view
report because it counts not only the number of times your video page has been accessed but also the
number of times a video has been played when embedded in other web pages using the embed code.
Note
If your embedded videos are not set to autoplay when the page is accessed, the number of video views
reported when a page with an embedded video may be incremented twice—once when the page
containing the embedded video is accessed and once when the vidoe is played.
The video view report show how many times the video was viewed, the average play time, and the total
play time.
Figure 9-3
Video Views Report Graph
Figure 9-4
Video Views Report Table
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About the Viewer Aggregation Report
The viewer aggregation report shows which viewers are watching your videos and for how long. For each
day that the selected video was viewed, this report shows who watched the video, how many times the
viewer watched the video, the average play time for the video, and the total play time for the video.
Anonymous users and days with no video views are not shown in the report.
Figure 9-5
Viewer Aggregation Report Table
Changes to Reports Between Cisco Show and Share 5.2.1 and 5.2.2
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The Viewer Aggregation Report was added to Cisco Show and Share 5.2.2.
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The report generation fields were rearranged to make it easier for you to define the report
parameters.
Figure 9-6
Report Generation Fields in Cisco Show and Share 5.2.2
Figure 9-7
Report Generation Fields in Cisco Show and Share 5.2.1
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Procedures
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Generate Reports, page 9-5
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Export Report Data, page 9-5
Generate Reports
Before You Begin
This software uses scalable vector graphics in its charting. For browser requirements, see Release Notes
for Cisco Digital Media Suite 5.2.x on Cisco.com.
Procedure
Step 1
Choose My Show and Share from the menu, open the My Account drawer, and then and then click the
My Reports tab.
Step 2
Choose the desired report from the Report by list.
Step 3
Select a date rage for the report to cover by doing one of the following:
Step 4
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Choose a pre-defined rage from the Date range list.
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Enter a specific range using the Start date and End date fields. You can type a date directly in the
field in MM/DD/YYYY format or you can click the calendar button to scroll to the desired date.
(Optional) Select a specific video to run the report on:
a.
Click to expand the Select video drawer.
A list of your videos appears.
Step 5
b.
If needed, use the Search by Title field to search for a specific title or the sort list to help navigate
to the video.
c.
Click the video title to select the video.
Click the Create report button.
A graph and a table of data for your report appears at the bottom of the page.
Export Report Data
You can export your report data to an Excel spreadsheet.
Procedure
Step 1
Run your report as described in Generate Reports, page 9-5.
Step 2
Click the Export to Excel button below the report data table.
Step 3
Depending upon your browser, you may be prompted to open or save the file. Follow the instructions in
your browser’s dialog box.
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Step 4
Tip
If you receive an error when opening the file that the file is not the same format as the extension
indicates, click Yes to open the file. This error is harmless and your data will open normally.
Hash marks (#####) in a cell indicate that the data in the cell is wider than the cell size. Simply resize
the column to display the data.
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