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Changes to File Transfer Process

Due to a recent upgrade of the Real Media Server to Version 14 the file transfer process (uploading & downloading your media files) changed from File Transfer Protocol (FTP) to Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), which is a secure and safer method of uploading and downloading files.

Instructions for the new file transfer process can be found in the Uploading Files webpage.

There is no need to change your media links on your web pages or links in your SacCT courses.

Instructors who use the videostreaming classrooms, do not need to take any action.


Deliver on-demand videos, lectures, demonstrations or live streaming of events and courses to students from a SacCT course or Website by placing video and audio on the Sac State Media Server. Video and audio files that are stored on the Media Server are streamed over the web and accessed by users either through a link or are embedded in a Website.

Getting Started

Request an Account

Faculty and staff that are affiliated with Sac State and will utilize this resource for campus purposes may request an account by completing the Request a Media Server Account form.

Upload Files

Use a Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) program (i.e. WS_FTP, Windows Explorer, Fetch) to transfer your files to the Media Server.

Create Links in SacCT Course

Using the Web Links tool in SacCT you can link to an array of video or audio files from your Media Server account.

Create Links in a Webpage

Explore these tutorials to learn how to link or embed video and audio into a website.

Additional Resources

Obtain information about video editing software such as Pinnacle Studio or iMovie to create/edit your video and audio files, Instructional Technology Resources at the Faculty and Staff Resource Center and Training workshops.

Server Maintenance

We perform routine maintenance and updates on the server every Thursday. All users should schedule and plan their audio and video needs accordingly.

System Capabilities

The media server supports three major types of media files for audio and video: RealMedia (RealAudio® and RealVideo®), QuickTime® and Windows Media®. Each of these media types can be streamed from the media server to their respective media players - RealPlayer®, Apple QuickTime Player and Microsoft® Windows Media Player. Streaming is the process of sending or delivering digital media (audio and/or video) over the Internet. The streaming media is not downloaded to your computer. The data is displayed as it arrives at the visitor's computer and no copy remains on his/her computer's hard disk.

Last updated: April 25, 2012