Great question. I was just discussing this with someone and am going to experiment with inserting flash video files tonight or tomorrow. There is an insert flash video option, but don't know if it embeds or not.
Thanks for the help and advice. I was able to do it successfully using Download Helper (http://www.downloadhelper.net/index.php). Currently I am using Flock as my browser. I was able to drag the file right into Notebook 10. I included the file if you want to see (we "learn" in Kindergarten Center, hence the Brown Bear video!)
One method that I use is to convert .wmv files & .asf (discovery streaming) files to .flv (flash) format. I use a free online service http://www.mediaconverter.org/. You get about five free downloads per day. You'll get an email with a link to download the converted file. Once downloaded, go to the Insert menu and choose Insert flash video file.
I add it to my attachments or if it something I think I'll use again, I stick it in my content. Hpe this helps.
James Hollis had unknowningly tipped me off to your question :) Hopefully this helps:
On Windows I use the Riva Codec but the link in this help file recommends MediaCoder which will work as well. On Macintosh you need to obtain ffmpeg 0.0.9w, which is tough because last time I tried to find it I was unable to do so. If anyone finds working transcoder links (or other transcoders) for Macintosh maybe they can post it here?
To insert the flash file on your MAC, just drag the file to a Notebook page. Sometimes inserting a flash using the menu doesn't work. If this doesn't work, then install the free video codecs Perian.org and Flip4Mac.
I have been able to successfully "rip" videos from YouTube, but I have heard that this is illegal. I am hesitant to put those into my notebook files and share if this is the case. I would love to be able to embed the HTML code into the notebook page so that the YouTube video will only show when connected to the internet. This would be legal...any ideas?
Anytime you share Notebook files with others, I would:
1. Save a copy of your original Notebook file by clicking on file-save as and save as a different name.
2. Delete any copyrighted movies (YouTube or Unitedstreaming/Discovery Education etc.) as well as any copyrighted music.
3. Legally, you can provide a link to the website that has the movie or music. To create a link in Notebook, click on the attachment tab and then the hyperlink (world) icon at the bottom and copy and paste in the YouTube link.
4. Drag this link to the page where you want the movie clip to play.
Read the description of the video you want to rip. Anytime the author states that it is a work under the Creative Commons license, you're pretty much free to use it however you wish, as long as you credit the author, and don't profit from it.
I wrote something touching on a very similar topic over at SMART Exchange that you might want to take a look at. It mainly had to do with Music in the Notebook File, but the same would apply to a video, and doubly for a video that uses copyrighted music.
There is a way to embed video directly into a Notebook, but the option you choose depends heavily on where you are getting your video and what you want to do with it. There are options of ripping videos then coverting into another codec and adding them into your page as a video, but for the purposes of this exercise I have looked into embedding youtube videos directly into Notebook. This has come from initial experimentations of embedding in PowerPoint which is plus simple.
Remember that ripping videos from YouTube is breaching copyright, and in an educational context you should always make sure you stick to the rules of copyright. And also remember to credit your sources. The last thing you want is to have the plods coming down on you, and that aside you are in your professional role setting an example in everything you do in that capacity. YouTube do brand all of their videos and so crediting is not usually an issue, as it is plain to see where you acquired your resources.
Essentially YouTube videos are flv's played inside an swf, this is due to the fact that most browsers have the swf plugin and generally don't support the flv codecs. As Notebook can embed swf this is the natural way to approach the problem, as YouTube will always leave some traces of your visit in your Temporary Internet Files.
Now as this was discovered as an off shoot of finding out how to do it in PowerPoint, there is some need for PowerPoint. In the developer tab from controls you need to choose more controls, and then Shockwave Flash Object from the subsequent menu.
After this you need to draw a box to accomodate the object, its a simple left click on the slide and drag afair.
Once created you need to right click the box and choose properties, in the menu section you will copy and paste your YouTube link.
The link needs editing a little :
The reason for all this from what I can figure from my experimentations is that PowerPoint will create an swf which will act as a container for your video. I have no reason to understand why anyone would choose Notebook over PowerPoint but carrying on, once you have tested the ppoint there will be an swf available in Temporary Internet Files (you can find this easily using I.E Tools>>Internet Options>>Browsing History>>Settings>>View Files) filter the results by last accessed to make finding it easier.
It will be named (based on the above example):
FgwJA5pRPcg.swf - although you may not see the swf extension
We need to take the swf which is hidden in the Temporary Internet Files and put it somewhere less tempoary in order to use it.
Right click the file and choose Copy, find a folder where you want to keep this permanently and then Right Click and choose paste.
Now the easy bit, in Notebook choose Insert>>Flash File and find the swf wherever you have saved it.
Job's a good 'un.
Ok, its a bit long winded but you will have an embedded video without having to download it and rip it.
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