9.6. Specify Additional Video Options

When you create a video component, you can specify additional options such as download options for the video and transcript, video license options, and a start and stop time for the video.

9.6.1. Enable Video and Transcript Downloads

You can allow learners to download videos and transcript files that you have provided so that they can view them offline.

To enable video and transcript downloads, follow these steps.

  1. In the video component, select the Advanced page.
  2. For Video Download Allowed, select True to allow learners to download the video.
  3. For Download Transcript Allowed, select True to allow learners to download an .srt or .txt video transcript.
  4. Select Save.

To test transcript downloads for the video, select Download transcript in the video player’s control bar. You can download either the SubRip (.srt) format or text (.txt) format.

9.6.2. Set Advanced Options

The following options appear on the Advanced page of the video component.

Component Display Name The name that you want your learners to see. This is the same as the Display Name field on the Basic page.
Default Timed Transcript This is the same as the Default Timed Transcript setting on the Basic page. You can specify the default timed transcript on either page.
Download Transcript Allowed

Specifies whether you want to allow learners to download the .srt or .txt transcript. (By default, Studio creates a .txt transcript when you upload an .srt transcript.) If you select True, a link to download the file appears below the video.

If you want to provide a downloadable transcript in a different format as well, such as .pdf, see Add a Supplemental Downloadable Transcript.

Downloadable Transcript URL

The URL for a non-.srt version of the transcript file posted on the Files & Uploads page or on the Internet. Learners see a link to download the non-.srt transcript below the video.

Important

When you add a transcript to the Downloadable Transcript URL field, only the transcript that you add is available for download. The .srt and .txt transcripts become unavailable. If you want to provide a downloadable transcript in addition to the .srt and .txt transcripts, edX recommends that you upload a handout for learners by using the Upload Handout field. For more information, see Add a Supplemental Downloadable Transcript.

License

Optionally, you can set the license for the video, if you want to release the video with a license different from the overall course license.

  • Select All Rights Reserved to indicate to learners that you own the copyright for the video.

  • Select Creative Commons to grant others the right to share and use the video. You must then select the Creative Commons license options that you want.

    The license options that you select control the copyright notice that learners see for the video. For more information, see Course Licensing.

Show Transcript Specifies whether the transcript appears next to the video by default. If this is set to False, learners can still view transcripts by selecting the Show Transcript (”) icon.
Transcript Languages The transcript files for any additional languages. For more information, see Add a Transcript in Another Language.
Upload Handout Allows you to upload a handout to accompany this video, such as a PDF transcript or other handout. Learners can download the handout by selecting Download Handout under the video. The procedure for adding handouts is the same as the procedure for adding a supplemental transcript. For more information, see Add a Supplemental Downloadable Transcript.
Video Available on Web Only If you select True, learners are only allowed to play this video in a web browser. If you select False, learners can use any compatible application to play the video, including web browsers and mobile apps.
Video Download Allowed For videos that are hosted on non-YouTube sites, specifies whether learners can download the video. If you select True, you must add at least one non-YouTube URL in the Video File URLs field.
Video File URLs

The URL or URLs where you posted non-YouTube versions of the video. Every URL must end in .mp4, .mpeg, .webm, or .ogg and cannot be a YouTube URL. Learners will view the first listed video that is compatible with their computer or mobile device.

To help make sure all standard browsers can play your video, we strongly recommend that you use the .mp4 format.

Video ID A field used only by course teams that are working with edX to process and host video files.
Video Start Time

The time you want the video to start if you do not want the entire video to play. Use HH:MM:SS format. The maximum value is 23:59:59.

Note

Learners who download and play the video in the mobile app see the entire video file. Only videos that play in a browser start playing at the specified start time.

Video Stop Time

The time you want the video to stop if you do not want the entire video to play. Use HH:MM:SS format. The maximum value is 23:59:59.

Note

Learners who download and play the video in the mobile app see the entire video file. Only videos that play in a browser stop playing at the specified stop time.

YouTube IDs If you have uploaded separate video files to YouTube for different speeds of your video (such as a separate video file for .75x, 1.25x, and 1.5x speeds), enter the YouTube IDs for these videos in these fields. These settings are optional, to support video play on older browsers.