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Create a Webinar: Presentation from Media File Only
Create a Webinar: Presentation from Media File Only
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A presentation from a media file is an automated webinar using a pre-recorded MP4 video file as your webinar source. Depending on your webinar license, we suggest a file no larger than 5GB. The suggested video format is 8mbps at 720p.

Select the Media File option under the Presentation Source dropdown menu when creating or copying a webinar.

A webinar created using a pre-recorded video and slides can only be scheduled as Pre-Recorded Live or On-Demand.

If you do not see this option, please get in touch with support at

Upload Media Files

After configuring and scheduling the webinar, you will be redirected to the Media Files tab. This is where you can upload your pre-recorded videos for your presentation.

To ensure maximum reliability, we recommend optimizing your MP4 file. This is to ensure that attendees with a bad connection can still download the stream and watch the video. Check this out: How to compress various video files and reduce video file size?

Supported video formats: .mp4, .mov, .wmv, .avi, or .flv.

IMPORTANT: All media files must contain an audio track!

A warning message will appear, and the upload will fail when the file does not contain an audio track:

Setting Up the Stage

Before diving into the exciting world of crafting your media-only webinar, let's lay the groundwork for a successful webinar.

  • Navigate to Interface Builder and remove the Presentation component.

  • Then rename the Media Player Component to "Presentation".

  • Use this 16:9 guide to size the window within the Arrange tab.

When the Pre-Recorded Live webinar starts, a visual countdown at the upper right-hand corner of the Present Console indicates how much time the presenters have left before the end of the webinar.

Ready to take the next step? Learn how to present a pre-recorded webinar with live Q&A seamlessly: Present a Webinar: How to Present Pre-Recorded Live to Live QA

Explore your options! Find out how to easily switch between media-only and live webinars: Can I copy a presentation from a media file webinar to a live webinar and vice versa?

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