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Tips on Using Videos in your OWL Test

  • Videos can be used on Test Directions, Section headers, or individual Items
  • For OWL Directions Items and OWL Oral Response Items, when there is no Text Prompt entered, the Video Prompt will be resized to be full screen.
  • Video files are processed when they are uploaded so that they may work in the OWL TMS.
  • The most current/popular video file formats work well: .mp4, .m4v, .mov, .avi, .flv
  • The maximum file upload size is 25 megabytes (MB)
  • It may occasionally take extra time to process a video file.
  • If your file is not immediately available to preview, please wait a few minutes and try again.

How videos are rendered in the OWL Tester

  • OWL Tester attempts to accommodate different video aspect ratios when displaying a test
  • The tester automatically adjusts by adding 'letterboxing' or 'pillarboxing' to the display area.
  • The table below summarizes the way videos are rendered in the OWL Tester display.


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