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What are some popular video players?
Click the links below to install a video player.
How can I improve playback or performance?
Here are a few tips:
- Many issues with video playback can be solved by closing all other browser tabs and windows and/ or clearing your web browser’s cache and cookies by holding down the shift button and reloading the page. In Google Chrome you can hit F5.
- For intermittent or choppy playback, pause the video and allow it to buffer for a few minutes before resuming, or consider switching to another browser.
- For wireless connectivity to the internet, verify the connection is stable. If your connection is poor, consider obtaining a better connection or establish a wired connection. To check internet connectivity, try SpeakEasy speed test.
- Ensure the latest version of Flash is installed and running on your computer, or use an HTML5 browser.
- View the FAQs for video playback with Vimeo.
How do I download videos?
- Not all videos in the Medtronic Academy are available for download.
- To download a video look for the download icon and click.
- Provide a destination when prompted.
If a video is listed within a page’s “Related Content” look for the quick download icon to immediately initiate a file download.
Why are there different video formats?
Medtronic Academy strives to offer different video formats to meet your unique needs. Two file types are provided: WMV and MP4. MP4 is a format that is widely supported across devices and applications. However, in some cases WMV offers better reliability, size or compatibility (e.g. embedding video within Microsoft PPT).
The following programs open MP4 files:
- Apple QuickTime Player
- Microsoft Windows Media Player
- VideoLAN VLC media player
- ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre
The following programs open WMV files:
- Microsoft Windows Video
- CyberLink PowerDirector 12 Ultra
- iOrgsoft Video Editor
- Apple QuickTime Player with Flip4Mac WMV Components
There are two ways to utilize video within Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT): embedding or linked.
- Embedding is only supported by the latest versions of PPT (2010 and newer).
- Linked videos are supported in all versions of PPT and have the advantage of keeping PPT file size minimized. In an effort to support the majority of our users Medtronic Academy utilizes linked videos for its PPTs. As a result, when you download a PPT that contains videos it will be important to download the PPT as well as all associated videos into a single folder.
To ensure videos play as expected within a PPT presentation store the PPT file with the associated videos together in the same folder.
*For questions regarding embedding a video into PowerPoint, please view the "PowerPoints" tab.
Why are videos provided and how do I embed them into a presentation?
Videos on this site can be viewed, downloaded, or embedded into a presentation for teaching purposes. Two file formats are provided: WMV and MP4
- The MP4 video file is supported by almost all iOS, players & mobile devices, and can be used for sharing online.
- The WMV video file is designed for Microsoft users, has a smaller file size, and is compatible with any Windows PC, however, it requires a plugin to play on a Mac.
To embed a video file into a PowerPoint presentation:
- In Normal view, click the slide in which you want to embed a video
- On the Insert tab, in the Media group, click the arrow under Video, and then click Video from file
- In the Insert Video dialog box, locate and click the video that you want to embed, and then click Insert
To embed a video file into a PDF:
- Click on the "Tools" menu in Adobe Acrobat X and select "Advanced Editing"
- Select "Movie Tool" and use the cursor to draw a box on the screen for the approximate location of the video
- Once the box is made, a pop-up window will appear with options
- Click on the "Browse" icon and select the video file
- Click on the "Embed Content in Document" box
- Note that a video embedded in a PDF may not play on an iPad or iPhone