Recording

The Presentation Creation and Recording feature of iVocalize is very powerful, yet simple to use.

iVocalize records all voice, video, public text messages, co-browsing slides, whiteboard slides, screencasts and whiteboard annotations.   Recorded presentations may be placed on your website and viewed on demand by your visitors.

iVocalize presentations can be fully experienced on any system running Flash Player version 9 or later.  Supported browsers include Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer.

Turn on recording

Pull down the File menu and select Record Presentation, or just press Alt+R

Select the destination folder

Enter a folder name in which to save your recording, e.g. SalesMeetingDecember2005, or just accept the default folder name with date and time:

Recording in Progress

While recording is in progress all audio, video, public text messages, browser navigations and whiteboard events will be recorded. Note the letter R in a yellow circle beside Alice’s name, indicating that she is recording:

Also note that the status bar shows Recording

Timing is Everything!

Timing of the playback is controlled by the audio portion of the recording. This means that if 5 seconds of audio was recorded between two slides, then the playback will have a 5 second delay between the slides. However, if no audio is recorded between the changing of slides, then playback of those slides will happen at the same time, with the result that only the last slide will appear. Therefore, it is necessary to record some audio between consecutive slides to establish the delay.

Stop Recording

Notice that you may Pause Recording or Resume Recording at any time by tapping Alt+P.When the presentation has ended, turn off recording by pulling down the File menu, and again selecting Record Presentation, or simply tap Alt+R.

Recording Complete (Windows)

Recording Complete (Mac)

Every recorded presentation consists of several files including a generated web page, compressed audio / video, a flash player applet, and image files from the presentation. The name of the folder changes depending on the name you provided when recording was initiated, however, the individual files contained in the recording always have the same names:

  • index.htm : web page used to start playback
  • player.swf : Flash player applet
  • presentation.flv: Flash audio/video (Windows only)
  • presentation.mp3 : MP3 audio (Windows only)
  • presentation.mov: QuickTime audio/video (Mac only)
  • presentation.xml : data file containing text chat, captions, etc.
  • swfobject.js – JavaScript helper file used by index.htm
  • img : folder containing images, flash slides and screencast files

Replay

To begin playback, simply open the index.htm file in your browser. For best results, we recommend the latest version of the FireFox web browser and Flash Player.

Flash player 9 or later is required to play back a presentation.  If the presentation player does not appear as shown above, visit http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ and make sure that you have the latest version of the Flash plugin.

Internet Explorer security restrictions may prevent the presentation from loading from your hard drive.  In such cases, click on the IE InfoBar (the yellow bar at the top of the Internet Explorer window) and allow the content to load, or upload the presentation to a website.  For best results, we recommend Mozilla FireFox as your web browser for playing presentations.

Additional security restrictions imposed by the Flash Player may prevent web pages from loading properly when a presentation is played back from your hard drive.  In such cases, upload the presentation to a website, and begin playback from the Internet.

Upload

You may now upload the completed presentation to your website. When uploading recordings to the web, upload the entire presentation folder, including all files. For example, if you upload a folder called SalesMeeting to your website, you can begin playback by accessing the URL:
http://www.yoursite.com/SalesMeeting/

Playback from your website requires that your web server is properly configured to serve up FLV and MOV files.   Some Windows based web servers will not serve FLV files until a MIME type mapping is added to the server’s configuration.   For more information on configuring IIS to properly serve FLV files, see this technical note from Adobe: http://www.adobe.com/go/tn_19439