Lecture Download Instructions

If download versions of lectures are available for your course(s) and if you choose to download them to play locally on your computer or mobile device rather than stream them from our server, use the steps below to assist you with downloading and extracting the required files.

Arrow pointing at download icon in Mediasite lecture catalog
When viewing the list of lectures in the course catalog folder, there should be a download icon as the last (far right) entry for each lecture that has available downloads.

Publish To Go

  • Click on the download icon and then click on the Publish To Go link to begin the process.
  • If the Publish To Go package has not already been created, select the Submit option to have it created. This may take several minutes and you may want to close the dialog box and return later to download the package.
  • Once the package has been created, selecting Publish To Go will initiate the download of the zip file to your computer. Depending on the browser and the configuration of your particular computer, you may be asked to confirm the download and to select to open or save the file. We recommend that you choose to save the file.
  • Once the file has been downloaded, find the zip file in your computer’s file system and open it. On a Windows computer, you can open this compressed folder to see the names of the files that are contained inside of it. You must extract (unzip) this folder in order for the lecture to play back correctly. Do this by selecting the Extract all files link in the Windows Explorer view of the open folder, or right click on the name of the zip folder and select Extract All from the pop-up menu to unzip the files to a new p2g folder. On Mac OS X, simply selecting the zip file in the Finder will cause the file to unzip into a new p2g folder.
  • Open the .p2g folder containing the extracted files and select the Default html file to begin viewing the lecture. It should playback in exactly the same manner as if you were streaming it from the server with full functionality.

Vodcast or Video (Composite Video)

  • Click on the download icon and then click on the Video (Composite Video) link to begin the process.
  • Selecting the Video (Composite Video) link will initiate the download of the .mp4 file to your computer. Depending on the browser and the configuration of your particular computer, you may be asked to confirm the download and to select to open or save the file. We recommend that you choose to save the file.
  • Once the file has been downloaded, open the .mp4 file to launch playback.
  • Please note that a vodcast is a single video file with a fixed display configuration. You will not be able to adjust the video windows to make one or the other larger or to view only one.