The typical end-user will produce and interact with a wide variety of different file formats during the course of their work, which may need to be accessible within ConceptShare either as reference material, or as assets in need of annotations, reviews, and approvals.
To learn about how these assets are made available to users within ConceptShare, refer to the guide on Asset Ingestion. In order to allow a user to be able to view and work with a wide variety of file formats; ConceptShare supports a growing list of video, audio, image, and animation formats. ConceptShare uses transcoding in order to make the various uploaded file formats accessible to users within the context of a web application. For example, web browsers do not have native support displaying desktop application formats such as Powerpoint .pptx, Word .docx files, or .mov video files. The table below shows a sample of file formats categorized by type:
Once an asset is uploaded, behind the scenes, the ConceptShare background service queue will kickoff a process to convert (transcode) the original file whose format is not supported by browsers to another format which is browser compatible. The secondary file is referred to as a proxy file.
Transcoded proxy file format by category
|GIF and JPEG
are supported directly
by the browser
Video / Audio
When video and audio files are uploaded, multiple proxy versions of the asset are created corresponding to high, medium, and low quality playback settings.