Videos & Audios

Videos & Audios in Lexbe eDiscovery Platform

Document Types Supported
 
Lexbe eDiscovery Platform will not play video/audio directly in your browser. When you upload these types of files, under the original tab when you click, it will open or not depending on mime type associations.  



For example, we click on the Title 'At the Opera-short film' which is an MP4 video. From there you will be taken to the Document Viewer>Original tab page and it will also ask if you to either switch To Page View (faster) or stay in Original View (slower). 

Both options will open the file in a different window.







After you open or save the file, it will open locally using various video-playing software (e.g. Real Player).


Reasons to Add Video Files

>You can add video (and almost any) files to Lexbe eDiscovery Platform. Our indexer (dtSearch based) will index extractable text, including metadata embedded sometimes within video files.
>You can open and play video files from Lexbe eDiscovery Platform under the native tab, so long as the video files are associated with a local player with MIME settings and browser helper settings. A good utility for this for Windows is VLC Media players, as it will play almost anything. But download speed is an issue if video files are large and/or the connection is not super fast, which is usually the case.
>Video files can be downloaded with the briefcase
>The shared record holding the file can be used for coding, notes, and facts, even if the video file is slow to load or so large it needs to be downloaded to play.
>Frustrations of video files not playing because of size/speed considerations. Also depends on connection speed. So if you have a MAC and upload a 10 MB MOV file, it should open pretty quickly in QuickTime. 100 MBs not so quickly even and if is too large to open, you can download to a briefcase
>Complications in setting up MIME/browser helper settings to get video files to play (but VLC Media player and other programs attempt to do this automatically on install).
>Cost considerations (basically $15/GB per month to host video files).

Reasons Not to Add Video Files

>Frustrations of video files not playing because of size/speed considerations.
>Complications in setting up MIME/browser helper settings to get video files to play (but VLC Media player and other programs attempt to do this automatically on install).
>Cost considerations (basically $15/GB per month to host video files).