|Ohio AMC Digital Video Collection
Area Media Centers (AMC) Digital
Video Collection (DVC) is available to all Ohio K-12 schools at no cost to
districts, educators or students. This collection was made possible, in part, through a
Library Services and
Technology Act grant awarded to the AMCs by the
State Library of Ohio. Funding to maintain and
increase the DVC is provided by the AMCs. The DVC is hosted by INFOhio.
|Use the current INFOhio Core Collection
username and password, if prompted.
|Click the appropriate button to stream or download the video.
(.FLV files) - Progressive downloading of Flash video videos
produces a streaming-like service for users without the hassle that
comes with using streaming services. Flash videos (FLV)
do NOT require any special port and/or protocol requirements.
Download (.MPG files) - If streaming will
not work or is prohibited, temporary downloading is an option. The video can be saved to a
computer - or several classroom computers - for use any time during a 45-day period. See Technical
Specifications below for additional information.
If viewing or downloading are not available, contact your Ohio AMC to borrow CD versions.
Technical Specifications for viewing the videos
The DVC is platform independent, which means, it doesn't matter what type of
computer you're using, the DVC will allow you to either download videos or
View them immediately. To View a video, you must be using a browser
capable of playing Flash videos. Any major browser will work:
Firefox, Netscape, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, and others.
Click Here to test
your computer and browser. You may download the Flash Player from our
Tools page and from INFOhio's Digital Titles Server Help page.
Most videos are available in 3 qualities: High, Medium and Low.
The high quality videos are played by default. If your internet
connection or computer is unable to play the high quality videos, you may
select the Medium or Low quality videos, which are lower in quality but
smaller in size.
Not sure if your computer is setup to view the DVC videos?
Click Here to find out.
Have you downloaded the Flash video and cannot view it?
You may need a desktop player to play the Flash videos. A
free player is available at
Can schools download videos to local servers for permanent access?
No, this is a violation of copyright. Permanent downloads will result in producers no
longer selling digital videos to this and other consortia for unlimited statewide access.
Why is a username/password required?
These videos have been purchased and made available for use by the Ohio K-12 community
only. The use of a username and password to access the videos ensures that licensing
agreements are met and copyright is not violated. For computers with IP addresses
registered with an Ohio Information Technology Center (ITC), a username and password are
not needed. For home use and non-registered schools, use the current INFOhio Core
Collection username and password, if prompted. Contact your ITC or AMC if you need that
Digital Video in the Classroom.
presentation used during eTech Ohio Conference 2009 session by Tony
Marshalek, INFOhio Consultant, February 3, 2009. [PPT 49 slides]
For more information about the Digital Video Collection, contact INFOhio
Technical Support at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Ohio Area Media Center that serves