What Types of Files are Supported in Curve?

Curve can upload specific image, video, and audio files as user content. 

For instructors uploading media files into courses, Curve converts video and audio files up to 500 MB through the media tool. If a file exceeds the 500 MB limit, you can host the file through an external source such as YouTube and embed it using the Rich Content Editor.

Curve files have limits set for each user area: user (personal) files, course files, and group files. Files uploaded directly to your user files or group files count against each specific limit, except for uploading a profile picture. For students, any attachments added as part of a graded assignment submission are uploaded into user files but are not counted against the user limit. For instructors, all files uploaded into a course count against the course’s limit.

When you upload a file, Curve will convert the file into a format supported by your browser. Media playback is determined according to browser, so if you cannot view the file, you may need to try to view the file in another browser. You may also need to enable or update the Adobe Flash plugin.

Note: If you upload a file that is not supported by the Curve media player, you can have users download the file to view outside of Curve.


Supported Image Formats

Curve will accept the following image files: 

  • jpeg - Joint Photographic Experts Group
  • gif - Graphics Interchange Format
  • bmp - Windows Bitmap
  • tiff - Adobe Systems
  • png - Portable Network Graphics


Supported Video Formats

The Curve media player supports H.264 video playback; for platforms that do not support H.264 directly, the Curve media player uses a Flash plugin.

Curve will accept the following video files for playback:

  • flv – Flash Video
  • asf – Windows Media
  • qt – Apple QuickTime
  • mov – Apple QuickTime
  • mpg – Digital Video Format  
  • mpeg – Digital Video Format
  • avi – Digital Video Format
  • m4v – Digital Video Format
  • wmv – Windows Media
  • mp4 – Digital Video Format
  • 3gp – Multimedia Mobile Format

For tips about media compressions and playback quality, view Vimeo's Video Compression Guidelines.


Supported Audio Formats

Curve will accept the following audio files for playback:

  • mp3 – Digital Audio Format  
  • wma – Windows media audio
  • wmv – Windows Media 
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