Features

of SWITCHtube

Main Features

  • Streams videos to all types of end user devices
  • Stores and converts videos of any type
  • Public and AAI-restriced video channels
  • Stores any type of file attachements to videos
  • No adds / no distraction
  • All data stored in Switzerland

Viewing video content

All videos in SWITCHtube can be streamed or downloaded to virtually all end user devices, including tablets and mobile phones. A  lean user interface and a powerful search engine allows to locate any video easily and quickly. Most videos in SWITCHtube come however with special viewing permissions, so users need to log in to SWITCHtube first in order to see such restriced videos. All producers or collaborators who add content to SWITCHtube also need to login before they can upload any video or any attachements to SWITCHtube.

Video Channels

All the videos in SWITCHtube are organised in video channels. As an owner of a video channel you can define special viewing permission of the videos inside your video channel, for example viewable by all users or by AAI authenticated users only.

Video formats and size limitation

Virtually all types of video formats can be processed by SWITCHtube. Uploaded videos will be transcoded to special video streaming formats which offer optimized video quality and performance even on mobile devices. All videos in SWITCHtube are compliant with the HTML5 video standard. Videos up to the size of 2GB can be uploaded to SWITCHtube.

Watch SWITCHcast lecture recordings

By default all videos created or stored by the SWITCHcast service can also be watched in SWITCHtube. In order to play such videos in SWITCHtube you need to login with your AAI username and password, then search for the SWITCHcast channel name.

Administration and Management

Only a manager of SWITCHtube is able to create or delete owners of video channels. Once correctly authenticated, videos can be added easily to SWITCHtube, even from mobile devices. At all times the ownership of the video content is defined and also logged. All video data are securly stored on servers located in Switzerland.

Examples of use

  • Campus Video Portal - presenting and searching only own video content
  • Public online video courses (also supporting the Open Educational Resources OER initiative)
  • Video lessons in e-learning enviroment
  • Small private online courses (SPOC)
  • Collection and management of educational videos
  • Presentation platform of SWITCHcast videos