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Viewing and updating recording details

To view recording information for a particular recording, on the IP VCR web interface, go to Recordings. Click on the name of the recording that you are interested in using the Stored recordings list.

The Recording information page allows you to change a number of properties including the displayed name of a stored recording and whether the recording is to be registered to an H.323 gatekeeper and/or SIP registrar. In addition, you can review extended details, and download files in a number of formats for subsequent playback or transferal to another IP VCR.

Refer to the following sections for further details:

Recording configuration

You can review and edit a number of details pertaining to a recording. Make changes as required, and then click Update configuration. Refer to the table below for more information on the fields displayed:

Field Field description Usage tips
Name

Displays the current name of the recording. You can specify a new name if required.

The recording name is shown in the recordings list and in auto attendant menus.

You cannot rename a recording with the same name as an existing recording.

Numeric ID

You can specify a numeric ID that can be used in conjunction with a gateway to allow users to dial the recording directly from their endpoint.

The Numeric ID can be registered with the H.323 gatekeeper or with a SIP registrar to enable users to dial the recording directly and have it displayed on their endpoint. Select the appropriate check box(es) in Numeric ID registration below.

When dialing, H.323 users might need to prefix this gatekeeper ID if a prefix is set in the IP VCR gatekeeper registration.

PIN

You can specify a security PIN to restrict access to a recording.

If a PIN is set, users wanting to watch the recording using a video endpoint or using streaming will be asked for the PIN before they can proceed.

Numeric ID registration

If you want to register the recording with the H.323 gatekeeper and/or the SIP registrar, select the relevant check box(es).

Note that, in addition:

  • H.323 gatekeeper and/or SIP registrar usage must be enabled, as appropriate, in the Setttings > H.323 and/or Setttings > SIP page.
  • ID registration for recordings must be selected in the Setttings > SIP page for recordings to be registered with a SIP registrar

Allow play back and streaming

Enables the storing of private recordings by determining which users can stream or download this recording.

When selected, this recording can be streamed or downloaded by any user. When clear, this recording can only be streamed or downloaded by admin users.

Recording status

Full details of a recording are shown here. Refer to the table below for more information on the fields displayed:

Field Field description Usage tips
Time of recording

Displays the time and date when this recording was started or uploaded.

 

Duration

Displays the length of the recording.

 

Recorded media

Displays full details about the recording and displays information about the streaming format media if that has been created.

This information can be useful if you are going to use the MPEG and WM Converter tools. For more information see the web site.

Complete recording file size (bytes)

Shows the complete size of the recorded media (including streaming media if present).

Click download recording to transfer the .codian file to your PC (see Transferring recordings).

Projected MPEG file size (bytes)

Shows the projected size of the exported MPEG should you choose to download it.

Click download MPEG file to transfer the file to your PC (see Transferring recordings).

This is an estimated value based on the MPEG1 video bit rate.

This value is not displayed if MPEG1 export is disabled; this is configured on the Settings > Recordings page.

Gatekeeper state

Shows the registration status of this recording with the gatekeeper.

 

SIP registrar state

Shows the registration status of this recording with the SIP registrar.

 
Active streaming playbacks

Displays the number of playbacks of this recording currently in progress via streaming.

This figure includes streaming playbacks.

Active H.323/SIP playbacks

Displays the number of playbacks of this recording currently in progress on H.323 or SIP endpoints.

 
Active downloads

Displays the number of downloads of this recording currently in progress.

 

Completed playbacks

Displays the number of playbacks of this recording that were once in progress but are no longer.

 

Completed downloads

Displays the number of downloads of this recording that have completed.

 

Recording controls

You can call into the IP VCR from a video endpoint to watch this recording. Alternatively, the IP VCR can call out to the endpoint and begin playback when the call is answered. To do this, click Call out and play recording. For more details, see Calling out from the IP VCR. Note that for HD recordings, this option will not be available; in the current release, HD recordings cannot be played back on a video endpoint.

To transcode this recording for streaming, click Transcode to streaming format. Note that you can configure the IP VCR to automatically transcode and store all new recordings to streaming format; to do this go to Settings > Recordings. You can transcode a recording for streaming more than once if you want to change the bit rate for example; to change the bit rate of streaming media, go to Settings > Recordings. Note that if the unit reboots during the transcoding to streaming media, the streaming media file will either be invalid or truncated; in this case, delete the streaming media and perform the transcoding again. The option to transcode to streaming format is only available for recordings stored on the IP VCR and not available for recordings stored on an external NFS system.

To delete the transcoded streaming media, click Delete streaming media. This can be useful when space is short on the IP VCR's internal disk.

Summary information show summary page for this recording

You may want to give users instructions on how to view this recording using streaming, information on when it was made and so on. Click the Summary information icon to display further details about this recording. The information can be copied to the clipboard for convenience.

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