How to Watch the Videos from PDUs2Go.com

By Tom Kellen

PDUs2Go is starting to offer more and more video to accompany the audio in some of our courses.  Because there is not really a cross platform standard for video I thought a couple of tips might be of help.

The videos from PDUs2Go.com are in MP4 format, which is an international standard file format.  Now once you’ve downloaded one of these MP4 files your first question will probably be “How do I watch it?”

For those of you with a Macintosh, support is built into the system and all you have to do is double click on the file and it will open in iTunes for you to watch.

Unfortunately Windows does not have native support for MP4 video.  If you have installed iTunes and QuickTime for Windows, then you’re all set and can just double click the file to watch it.  The way to add in support for many more audio and video formats is to install QuickTime for Windows.  You can download QuickTime directly from Apple’s site here.

Another solution if you don’t want to install QuickTime is to use the cross-platform open-source multimedia player, VLC.  The VLC player will run on Windows, Mac OS X, many versions of Linux and a bunch of other operating systems, and best of all, it’s FREE.  You can download VLC from VideoLAN’s website.  This is a handy tool to have in any Project Manager’s toolkit so I encourage you to make a small donation if you find it of use.

Keep your eyes on PDUs2Go.com as we are planning lots of new and exciting content coming in the New Year.


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