Office 365 Video - FAQ

Last Updated: 04/28/2017
How do I access Office 365 Video?

The Office 365 Video portal will appear as an icon in the Office 365 App Launcher.

What should the name of my Department's Office 365 Video Channel be?

Your channel name should be descriptive of your department, unit or student group. Channel names should follow the naming convention Department - Unit (e.g. OIT - Human Resources or Athletics - Baseball). If you are unsure what the name should be, OIT staff will assist in finding the appropriate name for your channel.

Can I embed links to Office 365 Video from other websites or resources?

Yes. Users will be prompted to log in to Office 365 when they click on the link. Once authenticated to Office 365, the video will play.

What video formats are supported?

Visit Microsoft's page about formats that work in Office 365 Video.

Can I add subtitles or captions to a video?

Office 365 Video supports upload of Web Video Text Track (.vtt) file format. More details can be found on the Add subtitles or captions to a video in Office 365 Video page

Can I find information about how many people are watching videos that I post on Office 365 Video channel?

Office 365 Video tracks information about the number of views other statistics. The View statistics for a video in Office 365 Video page details how to find information about each video in your channel.

What playback formats are supported?

With most operating systems and devices, the videos playback in HTML5 format. Some older browsers and operating system combinations may prompt you to install Adobe Flash player.

Does Office 365 Video encode uploaded videos for playback on various devices and bandwidth scenarios?

Yes.  When you upload content to Office 365 Video, it is encoded into various formats for adaptive smooth streaming so that the consumer can get the best playback experience based on the combination of device and bandwidth capabilities. Playback is based on H.264 at 720p resolution with bandwidth ranging from 400kbps – 3000kbps. Throughout playback the Office 365 Video monitors the quality of service and adjusts the playback every 2 secs to provide the best possible experience for each client.

Can I share a video uploaded to Office 365 with a user who does not have a CU Boulder Office 365 account?

No. The Office 365 Video service is currently limited to users who have a valid CU Boulder Office 365 account.