Implementing a video library on a SharePoint site
September 28, 2006
Now, I’m not sure if this is the absolute best way to handle this, but so far it has worked great for me and others that I have set this up for. If anyone has a better idea, I am all ears.
I create video tutorials using a program called Camtasia Studio. Then I produce them in a format best suited for viewing via the web. I didn’t want just anyone to have access to these videos, only people that I gave permission to. So, what I did was create a Web Part Page and added links to each section of video tutorials into a Content Editor Web Part. I’ve included a document with a screen shot with this posting (hope that works) so you can see what it looks like. I had to upload all the video files to my SharePoint site (which is a hosted site btw) using FrontPage 2003. Once you get going with the process it’s really easy to do. Based on how Camtasia Studio produces the videos for web viewing by creating several files, to include a flash file, and an html file that pulls from the flash file. You set the hyperlink in the CEWP to point to the html file, and voila! Anyway, this keeps users from downloading the video tutorials and they can only be displayed when they have access to the SharePoint site.