Our July 2021 release became available beginning 8 AM on Thursday, July 29th, 2021. Read below for information on the update on your site!
Add a video directly to eChalk without using a 3rd party hosting service
eChalk will now host a video and stream it for you from the website. No need to embed a video from YouTube or Vimeo (you can still do that if you like and your existing videos will continue working just as they are), now you can upload a video to eChalk and we will format it for your website. In addition, closed captions will automatically be generated for every video that is added to a web page. You can also add subtitles in multiple languages so that you can easily share your video content with your entire community. Videos work in all themes and in all block sizes, but we think they work best in 50%, 66%, or 100% blocks so they have room. You can play the video on full screen, with picture-in-picture, or download the video to save and use later as well.
Automatic captioning with language translation
Automatic transcriptions are great and can be a massive time-saver, but they aren’t always perfect. If we find something that we aren’t too sure about, we are going to mark it with a yellow highlighter so that you can easily fix those things first.
Along with our automatically created captions, we can add subtitles in different languages as well.
Video Player Included
The video player that we have built for your public websites is fully featured. You have all the usual video controls for play/pause, volume, full screen, etc, but also a few other options not as commonly seen:
- Download the video
- Captions & Subtitles
File Size Upload Limits
We have increased the file upload limit to 1GB. Previously it was capped at 100MB.
View our full July 2021 full release notes here.