User Guide for Cisco Video Portal 5.0
Introduction
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Introduction

Table Of Contents

Introduction

Overview

Software Requirements

Logging In


Introduction


Revised: June 26, 2008, OL-15765-01

This chapter includes the following sections:

Overview

Software Requirements

Logging In

Overview

Cisco Video Portal works with established standards, operating systems, and web browsers to showcase the videos that your organization considers most important. You can browse videos conveniently and quickly, search for videos that interest you, and view other types of content interactively. Video Portal features are designed to provide the following benefits:

Program Guide — Browse videos by category or title.

Search — Find videos by entering keywords.

Customizable Playlists — Build private playlists for your personal use, or use the public playlists that authors share.

Supplemental Content — Learn more about any video to which an author has attached related materials for your use, such as downloadable files, hyperlinks, and supplemental video.

Advanced Controls — Choose the viewing experience that works best for you, selecting among options such as full-screen mode. Experiment with the controls to learn what you prefer.

Anytime Previews — At the same time that you watch a video, simultaneously watch thumbnail previews and read descriptions for other videos. If you want to play one of those videos instead of the one that you have been watching, just click its Play Video button.

Ask Questions — Send your questions directly to presenters during live video events.

Software Requirements

Table 1-1 lists the requirements to use this Video Portal release.

Table 1-1 Requirements to Use Cisco Video Portal 5.0 

Component
Requirement

Browser

Windows

Firefox 1.5 or 2.x recommended

Internet Explorer 6.0 or later recommended

Mozilla 1.8 or later recommended

Linux or UNIX

Support for Flash VoD files only on the following browsers:

Firefox 1.0 minimum or Firefox 1.5 or 2.x recommended

Mozilla 1.0 minimum or Mozilla 1.8 or later recommended

Apple Macintosh

Support for Flash and QuickTime VoD files on the following browsers:

Firefox 1.5 or 2.x recommended

Safari 2.0 minimum or later recommended

Adobe Flash plug-in

Adobe Flash 8 plug-in or later recommended

Windows Media plug-in

Windows Media 9 or later required if Windows Media content is offered

QuickTime plug-in

QuickTime Player 7.1 or later recommended

Cisco Digital Media Manager Live Event Module 1.0

Windows

Internet Explorer 6 or later recommended

Apple Macintosh

VMWare Fusion 1.1.3 or later

Windows XP or Vista

Internet Explorer 6 or later recommended

Minimum supported resolution

1024 x 768


Logging In

Depending on how your administrators have configured the system, a login prompt that is similar to Figure 1-1 may display. If so, your administrators will tell you what username and password to use.

Figure 1-1 Video Portal Login

If you can access Video Portal only to watch content, you cannot change your login credentials. Contact your system administrators to change your password.


Note Because content managers can set access controls for videos, be aware that your login credentials affect whether you have permission to view a video.