Ability to set an MP4 recording as the default playback option

Prior to this release, Cornerstone Classroom event managers could only convert playback recordings to MP4 from the Cornerstone Classroom Management Server. However, there was no ability to set these MP4 files as the default playback option. So, when users tried to play the recording directly, it would always launch in either the Cornerstone Classroom App or Browser client. The third option was to download the playback file locally and then launch it in its own native player.

With this release, Cornerstone Classroom provides event managers with the ability to set a converted MP4 file of a recording as the default playback option from the Cornerstone Classroom Management Server. This allows users to launch the MP4 recording directly in its own native player without the need to launch either the App or the Browser client.

To set the MP4 recording as default for a recording, event managers can navigate to Event Manager > Manage Events, search for the recorded event and click Manage Recordings. In the Available Recordings table, click Convert to MP4 link for a recording. A new MP4 file entry is created for the converted recording. Click No in the Selected column. The No changes to Yes, indicating that the converted MP4 file is now set as the default playback option.
Note: The ability to convert event recordings to MP4 is available only if the Miscellaneous domain property Allow conversion of event recordings to MP4? is set to 'Yes'. If disabled, then you do not see the Convert to MP4 link for a recording, and therefore you do not get a separate recording listed on the Manage Recordings page to set the default recording. To make any domain property changes, submit a request. For more details, contact Support.
Figure 1. Set MP4 recording as default playback option
Set MP4 recording as default playback option
Now, when users try to playback the recording for this event, they are presented with the following playback screen with only two options:
  • Playback in Browser
  • Launch on Desktop
Figure 2. Playback Now page
Playback Now page

Clicking any of these options, launches the MP4 recording directly in its own native player.

They are not presented with the third Download option.

If event managers go to the Available Recordings page and click Yes in the Selected column for the MP4 recording. The Yes changes to No, indicating that the converted MP4 file is not the default playback option anymore. When users try to playback the recording for this event, they are presented with the following screen with all three options as before.

Figure 3. Playback Now page when MP4 is not set as default
Playback Now page when MP4 is not set as default

For Cornerstone Saba - Cornerstone Classroom integrated environments

In integrated environments, if MP4 recording is set as default for an event recording on the Cornerstone Classroom Management Server, then Cornerstone Saba users can also launch the MP4 recording directly in its own native player on clicking the Playback button.