Step-By-Step Software Use
Systems / Hardware Requirements:
Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, XP Home, XP Pro
PC: Personal or multimedia system 800mhz or better. Should
work on most systems pre-loaded with XP. Slowest known working
system: Pentium 3 / 450mhz.
Firewire Port / Connection (IEEE 1394)
Movie Maker 2 (Pre-installed with most versions of XP - Free
download / upgrade
DirectX 9 - Free download from Microsoft - click
Digital Video Camera with Firewire (IEEE 1394) connection.
Internet Connection - broadband highly recommended.
This software is NOT compatible with
1) Login To System
When you first start the ItsActive.com software, you'll
be greeted with a login screen. Please enter your username and
||Enter your username and password. You must
have an account set up on Its Active for this software to
2) Follow Encoder Instructions 1-2-3, then SEND!
Once you've successfully logged in, the screen below will
appear. You're ready to start web casting from Its Active
||1) Use the browse function to find the
video you've captured on your hard drive. Click
HERE for detailed
2) Enter video information. (optional) The description may
be used for keyword searching.
3) Choose your video destination. In most cases, only one
destination will be available: ItsActive 320x240 Video.
Click SEND VIDEO when the button becomes active.
||Watch the Video Transfer Info / Status
window. It will tell you what's happening with your video.
First, your video will be encoded into streaming media,
then it will be transferred to our servers so you can use
it anywhere on the web.
When your video is done, you'll be told to go to
Its Active to "activate" your video. Log into your
account on Its Active and you should see a link for
your new video. You
can close this screen and the encoder at this point.
3) Notable Notes
Choosing Video - When you first choose the video
file to send, it will begin to play in the Video Preview
window. You can pause it or stop it at any time. This will not
effect your ability to upload the video. If
your video does not play (or you get an error message) you
have not chosen a video file that this system recognizes. The
system will take AVI, DV-AVI, MPG and WMV files only. Your
video will appear larger than in the preview screen. Please
make sure you use our capture instructions shown
Encoding & Uploading - This may take some time
depending upon three things: the size of your original video
file, the speed of your computer and the speed of your
internet connection. On slower machines it can take 5-10
seconds to encode each second of video. On Pentium 4 / 2.4ghz
and above machines the encoding will happen in real time or
quicker. The file transfer portion will depend on the speed of
your internet connection - DSL or Cable Modems will speed up
this process greatly. While all the applications here will
work on dial-up systems, broadband is highly recommended.