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Media server

Are you looking for a way to use large video files in teaching? Simply use the university's internal media server. Since 2011, courses at the university have been recorded and made available to students in a simple way on the old media server. The procedure changed at the beginning of the 2019/2020 winter semester. There is a new one MediaCast plugin (Mediacast 2) in Stud.IP. With this plug-in it is possible to upload videos directly to Stud.IP and make them available to students.

Why use the media server?

The media server service is operated internally at the university and protects the files from unwanted external access. Access to the files is determined by the lecturer. It is possible to make the files available to a closed group of users (e.g. students in a course) as well as to all possible users (e.g. all visitors to a website). The files can also be password-protected in order to add an additional security measure.

Another advantage of the media server is that it no file size limit gives. It is possible with a few clicks to copy the videos from the previous semester into the new semester in order to make them available again for the students of the new semester. Both lecturers and student assistants with the Role "media tutor" can upload the videos in Stud.IP under the assigned course and copy them if necessary.

How do I use the media server?

Lecturers who are responsible for the Stud.IP events are automatically added to the role of media tutor. This does not apply to tutors of the Stud.IP courses. Stud.IP support must activate the tutors as media tutors. For this purpose, we ask the lecturer responsible for the Stud.IP event to request activation of the tutors as media tutors by email: [email protected]

Please notethat your student assistants must have at least the role of tutor in your Stud.IP course and also the role of "media tutor" in Stud.IP in order to be able to upload the media files under your course.

After you have activated the plugin in your course and have the role of a media tutor in Stud.IP, you will find an upload area for uploading media files in your course with the activated Mediacast plugin. You will then have the option of uploading your media directly to your course from there. You can upload your video either using the drag & drop function or the search function. You can find more information on the technical procedure in the handout in the right-hand column. Click here to watch the video with subtitles.

The media server is suitable for ...

... video files in various formats for teaching purposes. Lecture recordings, educational and instructional films and other AV materials can be found here.

Supported file types:
* .lpd, * .mp4, * .wav, * .m4a, * .m4v, * .flv, * .mov, * .avi, * .swf, * .wma, * .wmv, * .mp3, *. pdf, * .f4v, * .txt, ZIP files, VOB video, other .mpg / .mpeg files

The only basic requirement for using the media server is that the uploaded files must be used for teaching purposes. For example, if you need external storage space for your research, you can contact the GWDG.

What are the stumbling blocks?

The media server is not a place for archiving large amounts of data, but a server that is supposed to make AV materials available for teaching. As with other learning / teaching materials, compliance with copyright law must be observed.

Depending on the speed of the internet connection, the time it takes to upload can vary (from a few minutes to a few hours for a 90-minute video). In particular, from home or from the university's WLAN, the loading bar is already complete, but the video has not yet been fully uploaded. Just wait until the "Save" field is no longer grayed out.


Please try uploading your media file again if the duration of your media file is displayed as 0:01 after a maximum of half an hour.

If your second attempt to upload is unsuccessful, download XMedia Recode (Windows) or VLC Player (Mac OS) and convert your media file to the .mp4 file format again. Then try to upload this file, which has been re-encoded by XMedia Recode or VLC player, to the media server.

Where can I get help?

The instructions in the right column will teach you how to use the media server. Of course, the support team of the service for digital learning and teaching is available to you if required. Send your request to us at [email protected]