Offline Video Recording for Later Upload

How to record video projects for later upload to iHigh.TV

There are many instances where doing a Live Stream broadcast is not an option. You may have no internet connection, may be restricted from doing a Broadcast live, or a number of other issues. By utilizing the following Offline Recording Process, you will be able to record the event live and then upload for a delayed broadcast.

Step by Step Process

  1. Open Windows Media Encoder
  2. Record the broadcast
  3. Schedule a previous broadcast
  4. Upload video to iHigh.TV site
  5. Verify Broadcast is in archives

Step 1 – Opening and using Windows Media Encoder

When you downloaded and installed your iHigh.TV Live Streaming software, another piece of software called Windows Media Encoder (WME) was also installed. This software is the engine that drives your live streaming. The WME will also provide you with the ability to record a game to your laptop and upload it to your iHigh.TV Live Stream Account as an Archived Broadcast. This tutorial will provide the step by step process to do this.

To locate the WME, go to Start then All Programs and look for the Folder titled “Windows Media”. Open that folder and you will see the icon for the WME as shown below.

Step 2 – Select the Broadcast Type

Make sure your video camera and audio equipment are attached and powered on. Then, after double-clicking on the WME a New Session window comes up. Select “Broadcast a live event” and click OK.

Step 3 – Device Options for New Session

Select the same Video and Audio Devices you would use for a typical live broadcast. Click Next.

Step 4 – Broadcast Method

For Broadcast Method select “Pull from the encoder” and then click Next

Step 5 – Selecting Broadcast Connection

Since the WME is being utilized for an OFFLINE recording, the broadcast connection is not important. Leave the defaults and select Next to proceed.

Step 6 – Encoding Options

For Encoding Options, once again leave it on the default settings and click Next.

Step 7 – Archiving the File – VERY IMPORTANT

This is one of the most important steps in the process as this is how you save the broadcast output. Check the “Archive a copy” box and then Browse to the location you want the file saved, name the file and then click Next.

Step 8 – Finish the Setup Process

Once the next window pops up, go ahead and select Finish. This will complete the setup portion of your OFFLINE broadcast.

Step 9 – Start Encoding

The WME screen will now appear. It will look similar to the one from a live broadcast . The live feed should now be seen in the Input box. At this point, click on Start Encoding to begin recording.

Step 10 – Record the Event

Your event should now be recording. You should see video in the box and the audio bar on the left should be showing movement. Continue recording until the end of the event.

Step 11 – Ending the Encoding

When the event is completed, click on the Stop button to end the encoding process. As soon as you hit stop, your file will be archived instantly.

Step 12 – Upload the File

As soon as you have a good internet connection, you may then follow the process in the "Offline Broadcast" Tutorial to get the broadcast uploaded and broadcasting. This is located in the Tutorials section of your site.

New iHigh Tutorials

Tutorial Name Date Posted/Updated
AdScore 04-10-2012
Online Forms 08-17-2011
Tagging 08-04-2011
Mobile Video 06-27-2011
Offline Recording 06-27-2011
Streaming Quick Start Guide 06-27-2011
Automatic Updates on Content 12-05-2010
Calendar/Schedule Usage 11-15-2010
iHigh Live Broadcasting with Ad Insertion 11-15-2010
Mailer/Email Lists 10-20-2010
iHigh Widget 12-05-2010
Registration Process 10-15-2010
Dual Audio/Video Broadcast 10-15-2010
Document Upload 10-15-2010
Photo Upload 08-25-2010
Create Sponsors' Ads 08-16-2010
Countdown Widget 08-16-2010
Live Streaming Tool 08-16-2010
Mascot/Banner 08-16-2010
NVU 08-16-2010
Offline Broadcast 08-16-2010
Prism 08-16-2010
Site Quick Start Guide 08-16-2010
School Settings 08-16-2010
Upper Links 08-16-2010

Old iHigh Tutorials

Tutorial Name Date Posted
Mascot/Banner Tutorial 10-16-2009
iHigh Website Overview 10-16-2009
Live Broadcast Quick Start Guide 02-17-2010
Offline Recording Tutorial 02-17-2010
Ad Creation Tutorial 10-15-2009
Live Broadcast Tutorial 10-15-2009
Offline Broadcast Tutorial 10-15-2009
NVU Tutorial 10-16-2009
Prism Tutorial 10-16-2009