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Windows Thread, Channel 4 Clipbank in Technical; Hi Just been told that we're getting Channel 4 Clip bank here in our school. I'm fine with the extra ...
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    Channel 4 Clipbank

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    Just been told that we're getting Channel 4 Clip bank here in our school.

    I'm fine with the extra hardware and what ever, but that i need to know about is the software requirements.

    Do the computers which play the videos need any special software/codecs on them?

    We arent going for the rackmount server, which actually suites me.

    Anyone else using this system on here?

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    We have this up and running in our school. It's all Flash video and rather like YouTube etc you can embed the videos in your VLE. This was initially a very popular purchase, but it appears to have fallen by the wayside despite constant updates. It's very well laid out and easy to navigate.

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    Does it need to have a VLE to work? or can the videos just be selected and viewed in a brower...jsut like in YouTube as you say.

    The reason why i sak is because we dont have a VLE

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronjwilkinson View Post
    Does it need to have a VLE to work? or can the videos just be selected and viewed in a brower...jsut like in YouTube as you say.

    The reason why i sak is because we dont have a VLE
    Noo You dont need to have a VLE, you can just access it via the server webpage that displays the videos.

    The guy above was just saying that is how they have used there resource and implemented it within there VLE.

    we also have clipbank, and we just have a link on our platform to the clipbank internal server.

    James.

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    We have it here, as Warwickshire LA purchased it for all their schools.

    It's an excellent resource, well used by the staff. They embed the content into the VLE, Powerpoint, etc.

    We access it via our browsers usually.

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    how much does it cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by browolf View Post
    how much does it cost?
    Interested too, but obv depending on how much it costs to make it all worth while

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    Dunno how much it costs as we're getting it free via the LA for two years. £4k springs to mind though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    £4k springs to mind though.


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    yeah about 4.5k per year springs to mind... or something like that anyway.

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    We're paying £3225.

    This is our second year (First year was half).

    Teachers love it, easy shortcut. Just leave it plugged in, and thats all we need to do. Which everything was that easy.

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    Same here
    It's not being "pushed" though, so not many people using it.
    Not sure how to get staff more interested as it seems a very good resource

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    We have the older content and staff like it - the newer content and solution looks better but I couldn't justify the new cost as a lot of the videos will be duplicated from what we already have!

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    Watch out for having Serif MoviePlus 4 (and possibly other older versions) installed, it bring a codec that cause IE to crash when loading clipbank movies. We ended up scripting the removal of the offending file (can't remember name, but if you get crashes the filename is in the error popup)

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