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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 support@webinar.net.

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?


For further assistance, contact us through chat or send us an email at support@webinar.net.

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