Streaming Video on a VCU Website (#1000)
Virginia Commonwealth University supports the use of streaming Real Audio/ Media (.ra and .rm), Windows Media (.asf, .wmv, and .wma), and QuickTime (.mov) files. This page describes what you need to do to make your media available via a web browser.
Select the media type you wish to stream from the selection below. Different media types stream differently so double-check file extensions to make sure you are streaming correctly. For departments requiring information on Helix please refer to the official Helix knowledge base.
Obtain an Account
VCU faculty and staff can obtain an account on VCU's video server for streaming University-related Real Audio and Real Video files. To create an account on VCU's video server, please go to Technology Services's Request for Individual Computer Account page.
Convert your video to the desired format:
If your video file is a different format than what you want to stream you need to convert it to the desired format. You can convert between different file types by using conversion programs. Some of these programs can be downloaded for free, but others must be purchased. Here are some tips on converting video formats.
Select the type of media you want to stream: