Films on Demand Streaming Videos, available through Films Media Group, delivers high-quality, educational videos to students and faculty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Videos can be shown in a classroom or viewed on any computer with Internet access. Special features allow users to create and share playlists and personalized folders.
Access | Creating an Account | Searching | Viewing a Video
Sharing a Video | Creating & Sharing a Playlist | Favorites
Films on Demand Streaming Videos are available on the library website:
- Go to the library website: www.mccneb.edu/library
- Click on Streaming Videos (link on the left menu).
- Off-campus users will need to log on with a MCC username & password.
You can also access the videos through WebPAC, the library's catalog. Look for records labeled "streaming video." To search for streaming videos combine your search terms with the phrase "streaming video" ("racism and streaming video," for example) or perform a Subject search on "streaming videos."
If you have created a personal account (see below) you can also log-in with your personal ID and password at http://www.fmgondemand.com.
CREATING AN ACCOUNT
A personal account is only needed if you want to create a playlist or organize videos into personalized folders. It is not needed if you simply wish to view videos.
- Click on Create Account (upper right)
- Complete the form and click on Login
SEARCHING FOR VIDEOS
The default search screen retrieves records containing your search terms in the video titles, descriptions, or the titles/descriptions assigned to segments within each video.
Use Advanced Search (blue link on the far right) to perform more focused searches or to limit your search to closed-captioned videos.
You can also click on subject category on the left to view a list of titles available within that category.
VIEWING A VIDEO
You can view a video by clicking on its title or thumbnail. Click on View segments
in this video to watch a part of the video.
Clicking on any of these links takes you to a Video Preview screen containing a description of the video and each of its segments. Select a segment by clicking on its title.
Click on the video screen to play it.
Video player & bit rate: The video player automatically adjusts within a 200K-through-1.5mb-bit-rate range depending on the type of device being used and your available bandwidth. Videos are encoded in H.264 format allowing playback on any iOS device including an iPad, iTouch, or iPhone.
SHARING A VIDEO
Videos may only be shared with current MCC students, faculty, and staff.
Option #1: Click on the Email this Video link beneath the video screen to email a link to the video.
Option #2: Click on Embed this Video (also beneath the video screen), then copy the URL in the Title URL box. Then add a link to the video on a webpage or within another document. NOTE: In order to allow off-campus access to the video you must use the video's Title URL and not the URL in your browser's address bar.
CREATING & SHARING A PLAYLIST
You must be logged on to your personal account in order to create, edit, or share a playlist.
Creating a Playlist
Click on the + (plus) sign beneath the video's thumbnail then add the video to a new or existing playlist.
Video Preview screen:
- Click on the + Add to Playlist link beneath the video screen.
- Click on Add All Segments (the default selection) to add the entire video or select a specific segment to add only that segment. Press the
CTRL key on your keyboard to select multiple segments.
- Add the video or video segment(s) to a new or existing playlist.
Editing a Playlist
Click on Playlists (at the top of the screen) to view a list of your playlists. Then click on Edit Playlist (to the right of the playlist title) to view, delete, or rearrange video segments within that playlist.
Sharing a Playlist
Playlists may only be shared with current MCC students, faculty, and staff.
Option #1: Click on the Email this Playlist (beneath the video window) in the Edit Playlist screen to email a link to the playlist.
Option #2: Provide a link to the Playlist URL (available in the Edit Playlist screen) on a webpage or copy/paste it into other documents. NOTE: In order to allow off-campus access you must use the Playlist URL and not the URL in your browser's address bar.
Option #3: Direct users to http://www.fmgondemand.com and instruct them to log-on with the Playlist Code (available on the right side of the Edit Playlist screen).
You must be logged on to your personal account in order to save videos to a Favorites folder.
Adding videos or video segments to a folder
Results screen or Video Preview screen :
Click on the heart-shaped icon beneath the video's thumbnail then add the video a new or existing folder.
By default the entire video will be added to the folder. To add a video segment, select the segment by selecting it on the right side of the Video Preview screen. Then add it to a folder.
Viewing, renaming or deleting a folder
Click on the Favorites link at the top of the screen to view, rename, or delete the contents of a folder.