Distance Learning Studios - Download and Play Mediasite Lecture Recordings

Last Updated: 08/16/2017
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This tutorial is operating system independent.


This tutorial illustrates how to download and play Mediasite Lecture Recordings (P2G, Podcast/Mp3 and Vodcast).

Step 1

Login to D2L and navigate to the applicable course catalog page that lists all lecture recordings. Click the Download button to open a dropdown menu. 

Step 2

Select from the following options:  

  • Publish To Go for a P2G file
  • Audio (Podcast) for an MP3 audio-only file of the lecture content
  • Video (Composite Video) for an MP4 vodcast file for streaming

Step 3

For P2G downloads:

If the download has not been created, you will need to select Submit in order to create the download.

Step 4

The popup will change to indicate the download is being created. You may wait for it to complete here or close the window and come back later. When finished, click Download to download your lecture.

Step 5

Navigate to the downloads area on your device and find the file ending with .p2g.zip. Unzip the contents:

  • On Windows, right click the zip file, select Extract All, then click Extract button on the popup window.
  • On Mac, double click the zip file.

Step 6

In the unzipped folder, open Default.html with your browser to view the recording.

Step 7

For Podcast downloads

Launch the .MP3 using an audio player application on your device.

Step 8

For MP4 vodcast downloads

Launch the .MP4 using a video player application on your device.