Posted: February 14, 2013 by scottashleydwyer in Weekly feedback

So this week Leo has found some apps that may be of use in our mission to compress the videos before  loading onto the moodle site. I have downloaded an app called Video Slimmer from the Apple app store for 99 cents. I could not find any instructions to advise me how to use it, so after playing around for a while stumbled upon what I assume is the  process to compress.  I took a video with the camera funtion on an ipad and saved it, then picked it up from the library on the video app and sent it to moodle.  The video was just over 4 minutes long and took about 2 minutes to compress and three minutes to load onto to moodle. This is a breakthrough as before a video of that length would not load at all. However, the process is still to long I feel. There are a number of other apps that I will download and experiment with, but it looks like we are on the right track here. As I said last week this is not the ideal situation,as it would be great if  all functions could take place within one app. But it means that it looks like we can continue the trial with students – even though the videos will need to  be kept to about 5 minutes maximum in length. Caroline is keen to trial the video app again with her Gastronomy group and they are going on a food and wine tasting trip to the wine region in SA in a  few weeks so we are hoping that we can test it again there. Hope to have some more positive news to report next week…..

  1. Bev says:

    Didn’t somebody once say ‘necessity is the mother of inventions’ – well done Scott, your persistence and willingness to find workable solutions is admirable.

  2. Bronwyn L says:

    That sounds like a huge breakthrough. I wonder if there’s some method of stitching the processes together with some overarching scripting technique (like AppleScript) to make it a more seamless/integrated experience for the users…

    • I think that is a suggestion for the tech experts. I will follow up with Leo.

      Thanks Bronwyn.



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