mojoPortal Tips: Optimizing WebEx Videos to Use in mojoPortal

One of my clients uses WebEx to present real-time online classes for their customers. They’ve decided to expand their business model to include access to recordings of these online classes on demand. With mojoPortal’s new support for video, we were able to create a custom solution to allow registered viewers to watch these videos on the site. However, there are a few steps between what WebEx creates, and what mojoPortal will support – I’ll explain further below the jump.

The videos that can be saved from WebEx sessions are made available in a proprietary .arf format, which requires the installation of the WebEx Network Recording Player. Now it is possible to export these files through the Network Recording Player into a .wmv (Windows Media File) format, or a .SWF. The problem lies within the fact that the .swf format is split out into multiple files, and the .wmv format is proprietary to Windows, and thus not well-supported in browsers other than IE. Learn More

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mojoPortal Tips: How to Link A Menu Item to An External Page

It’s not a common practice, but there are times when it’s necessary to link to an external site from your primary navigation menu. Recently, one of my clients requested this feature to allow their site users to connect directly to a third-party remote-viewer application. This is how to solve the problem in mojoPortal.

The first step is to create a new page in your mojoPortal implementation.

1) Log into your mojoPortal instance as an administrator Learn More

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mojoPortal News Roundup

There have been a lot of great new things for mojoPortal in the past month or so; this CMS just keeps getting better and better, due to the efforts of the mojoPortal development team and the great community that provides support for it.

One of the greatest new features to roll out has been the Audio and Video features now supported in mojoPortal. In a later article, I’ll cover tools available to help you optimize your use of these great new features.  Also incorporated in that release was support for the brand-new Artisteer 3.1 – if you’re after creating your own look and feel for mojoPortal, this is one of the best tools available. Learn More

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