Video & Audio

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Adding Video Adding Audio


To import a video, first open a ‘Video’ Page type, or add a ‘Video’ part to your page with Layout designer.

Click the edit button in the top right of your video player:

and then choose the ‘Video’ option:

The ‘Video’ menu will open, click ‘Upload’ and choose your file:

💡 Pro Tip! You can also drag your video file onto the ‘Upload’ button.

Once you have selected your file it will begin to upload:

…once the ‘Save’ button turns yellow click it:

…Elucidat will now encode your video so that it works nicely on mobiles and tablets (click here to see how).

Elucidat supports video files of up to 45mb, you can upload MP4, MOV, M4V, FLV.

You can also make your audio files play automatically with the ‘Autoplay’ toggle.*2

Video Embed

You can embed videos from services such as Youtube by adding an embed code to the field that says ‘OR embed content from a URL’ in the ‘Video’ menu.

You can also use this field as an iFrame by adding the URL of the content you would like to embed to the ‘OR embed content from a URL’ in the video menu.*1

Adding subtitles for your video

You can add subtitles to your video by creating an .srt file (see here for details on how).

Open a ‘Video’ page.

Add a video.

Click ‘Upload’:

Select your .srt file.

Elucidat will upload your file.

Now when your learner watches your video they can turn the Subtitling option on by pressing the ‘CC’ button in the bottom right of the video screen:

Adding a ‘Poster frame’

If you would like your video to display a specific frame (image) before your Learner plays it, then you can add a ‘Poster frame’ by clicking ‘Upload’ in the Video editor and then selecting an image file that you would like to upload:


If you would like to know how to add Brightcove videos click here.

Branching video

Elucidat also has the option to create a video which uses Branching to create a non linear experience.

With the ‘Branching video’, once your video has finished playing a screen will appear which will allow you to link to different pages in your project.

You can view this screen by pressing this button:

You can then configure your Links using the Link controls that are available on these buttons:

Please note that the Branching Video page type is designed to work with Youtube or Uploaded videos.


To start using audio, scroll to the bottom of your page where you will see a grey box titled ‘Audio player’.

Click the Edit button at the top right of the audio player and then click the Speaker button.

Now Drag and Drop an Audio file into the ‘Drop your audio file here to upload’ dropzone or press ‘Choose File’ to select an audio file manually.

Go to the ‘Audio Position’ menu and choose where you would like your audio player to be displayed. If you don’t want a visible player choose ‘Off the page’.

You can also make your audio files play automatically with the ‘Autoplay’ toggle.*3

Now everything is in place, you will have to wait a few moments as your audio is encoded.

Elucidat supports audio files of up to 45mb, you can upload MP3, WAV, OGG.

Audio Embed

An alternative to uploading your audio is to embed it using the Audio Embed feature, this works great if your course is online and you want to use audio that exceeds the upload limit.

To access the feature click the ‘Embed’ option:

…then add a URL to the ‘Embed content from a URL’ field:

…and press ‘Save’ to finish:

We encourage using Mp3 files for the best experience with this feature.

Please note that your audio will need to be on a server with a valid SSL certificate.

Audio player subtitles

You can add subtitles to your audio by creating a .srt file (see here for details on how).

Click the ‘Audio player’ edit button.

Click the ‘Speaker’ button.

Press ‘Upload’ and then select your .srt file.

*1 Content will need to be on an SSL protected server if you use the iFrame for embedding. Most embedded content will work as expected, but please note that we can not support all functions of embedded content.

*2 Please note that mobile users cannot use ‘Autoplay’ due to iOS and Android restrictions, if you are looking to use audio on mobile we recommend having your ‘Audio position’ set to ‘Fixed to the top of the page’ or ‘Fixed to the bottom of the page’.