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Handling materials from Adobe Connect

The Swedish University Computer Network, SUNET, which has supplied Adobe Connect, has shut down the recording feature in Adobe Connect on 31 January 2019.

Files will be available in Adobe Connect until 31 January 2021, when the service will be discontinued completely. For your materials to be available for sharing after this date, you should download them from Adobe Connect.

Where should I store my materials now?

The previous recommendation was Microsoft Video. We now recommend Microsoft Stream, since it can handle the .flv format.

Microsoft Stream is one of LiU’s contracted services. It is available via Office 365 in Lisam. You access it in Lisam via the menu at the top left. It is located in the drop-down menu with all the apps.

Stream has a number of features that you will recognise from other common online video services, but since it is part of LiU’s Office365 services, it is possible to set authorisation, so the material can be seen in our AD groups, e.g. course and staff groups. 

How do I convert files to MP4?

The video files you download from Adobe Connect will be in the FLV format. Microsoft Stream can handle this format. Should you want to convert them into a more common format anyway, MP4, it is possible to do so. To do this you can use the Handbrake app.

You can get Handbrake via MinIT (AD-connected PC) or Jamf Self Service (AD-connected Mac).

I have to be able to share my video clips outside the organisation. Can I use a different tool?

Yes, you are allowed to use other services. But keep in mind that, depending on your settings, the material can become public, and that the contents can be shared and viewed in contexts you aren’t in control of. Have in mind how personal data is processed.

Page manager: karin.linhardt@liu.se
Last updated: 2020-06-01