Has anyone found a way to embed a Showme video in a web page?
Playing with video.js, but it can’t seem to read the clicklearn output.
I am currently linking to the showme directly using a Community tip (thanks Michael), but it returns to the clicklearn portal rather than my page.
And it is a link… I’d rather embed so the user can watch the video on the same page if they so choose.
I should note that my site does not support embedding the windows movie player.
Best answer by tbay-stranger
Yeah that’s a tricky one
It’s important to understand some context first. ClickLearn “videos” aren’t really videos. This will hinder your ability to piggy back and play it in your own player. ClickLearn appears to build the video on the fly - from a collection of PNG and MP3 files (one for each step) found in the output material after publishing. Example you’ll see items like cl1.mp3 which corresponds to cl1.png (1st step audio and image).
I’ve created a parameter called “VideoMode” to that link:
XXXX can equal “ShowMe” “TryMe” or “TestMe”.
This might be relevant, because if you did the same, you might be able to use an <iframe> to then “embed” the video into an existing page on your site.
The hack and slash method would be to play the ClickLearn ShowMe video, and record it using a screen recorder (like SnagIt or whatever). You could then have a video file that can be embedded into your site - but this is also not a good approach as you would have to re-record each time you made an update to the source. Also, MP4 will want to use Windows Media Player, so your best best if you went with the hack&slash method would be upload that recording to a host site and embed that (if it allows it). Like youtube or vimeo.
Hope this helps; I could be completely wrong and missing something but figured I would share my findings. I’m not sure if videos are handled differently in Attain either; so that could be something to look into. Are they true videos or use the same technology?