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Note: uploading new videos has been temporarily disabled. In the meantime it is still possible to add links to existing videos from sites such as YouTube.
All videos have a download link in the topright corner, which allows you to download the video through the keepvid service. An excellent free video player is VLC Player. It plays just about any type of video format and can also convert videos (such as for mobile phones, iPods, PSPs, etc.)
For more information:
For more information on video conversion a good website is http://www.videohelp.com, for example if you wish to learn more about converting .FLV files (used by sites such as YouTube) into file formats such as .avi, .mpg or .mov.
These are some of the best websites for finding educational videos:
Find the 'Add' menu on the left and select either Video or Podcast. You will find a list of websites from which you can submit videos. Make sure that you post the actual link to the video or podcast from the hosting website, and not the 'embed code'. For example, a video from YouTube may have the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX-gTobCJHs. Registered users do not need to fill in a 'CAPTCHA' to check that you are human and not a spammer, so adding videos and podcasts is easier. It is also a good idea to register in case you wish to edit your submissions at a later stage.
Please try to fill out as much information on your submission as possible, so that other users will be able to find it more easily.
"http://edutube.org/en/video/elephant-paints-self-portrait" to "http://edutube.org/video/elephant-paints-self-portrait"
i.e. remove the "en/" (=English) part. Otherwise, someone clicking on that link will always go to the English version of the website and leave the language that they are currently in.
Note: in order for your video to be accepted, it needs to be educational, of relatively good quality, and have a meaningful description.
Please note that all submissions are normally reviewed for inclusion on the website within 24 hours. However, note that EduTube has strict criteria for accepting videos and podcasts.
If the video or podcast you submitted is not playing, please check the following:
Check that the website you are linking to is supported (the supported websites are shown below the box where you insert the link). See also - adding videos/podcasts from non-supported websites.
It may be that embedding has been disabled (this is quite common on YouTube). In this case, post the link anyway, and in the description insert a link to the original video on the hosting website.
If the website is supported, it may be that you did not insert the correct link. You need to insert the link which is shown in your browser's "Address bar". See also the more detailed guidelines for specific websites below.
First create a group and select how you wish to moderate group membership. Then, add the videos from within your group homepage. You can also edit existing videos and add them to your group (you can find your videos under "My Account" -> "Track") . When videos become part of your group, you can choose whether or not you wish the videos to be viewable by the public.
If the website is not supported, you can either:
You can also search for Podcasts (although the number of Podcasts is still quite small).
Note that entering keywords is optional. So if for example you want to find educational videos of “Animals/Wildlife”, go to Videos, select “Animals/Wildlife” (under categories), and click “Search”. Then you can sort the videos by Title, Video length, Submission date and Views per day.
For more options, use the advanced search (and select "advanced" in the search screen).
Videos in EduTube can be sorted by views per day. This is a fairer ranking of videos compared to 'most views', because sorting by most views gives precedence to older videos which have collected more views over time.
Groups are places where you can find videos and podcasts of a certain theme. You can subscribe to a group if you wish to be updated when new posts appear. Subscribing will also enable you to contribute videos/podcasts to the group.
To create your own group, click on “Group” and then select the “Start New Group” option that appears below it.
Go to “My Account” in the left menu. Then in the top menu click on “Track”.
If your search does not return any results, you may have more luck if you use Search options. Note that you do not need to enter any keywords. You can simply select the category, video type, video length and/or educational level you are interested in and then click 'Search'.
If we find that a particular subject is often searched for and no videos on this subject exist on EduTube, we will actively 'scout' the Internet to find videos on this subject and add them to EduTube. Of course, you can also add some videos yourself.