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Adding Multimedia Files in OnCue

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March 8, 2024 at 7:02:10 AM

Video Tutorial

OnCue can take various types of video (avi, mpg, mpeg, mp4, wmv) and audio files (mp3, m4a and wav.) For a complete list check out the next section below.


OnCue treats these files similar to how it treats single-page images so you'll need to pay attention to naming conventions.  If you have a set of videos that you want as one exhibit, put them all in one folder and add them like you would a document in a folder.  It will treat the folder as the media and the individual files as "pages." (as shown in red)


If your files are individual exhibits, you can register these without folder (as shown in blue)

OnCue will name them for the file, just like it does documents.


It will also copy these files in the case folder under the  _audiovisuals folder, if you didn’t already put them there.


To add these multimedia files to your OnCue database, click on the Add Media tab in the Workflow Ribbon and navigate to your multimedia/audiovisual file in OnCue’s File Explorer window.  Left-click and drag the selected file to anywhere on the Media Bar.  You can also click the "+" button in the Audiovisuals tab and browse your computer to add the media.

When you add these files, OnCue copies them to your _audiovisuals folder just like it copies documents to the _documents folder.

"V3 For Testing" becomes "V3" = ID and "For Testing" = name, if you have your registration/add options set to the “truncate on space” default.


“Snore.mp4” becomes “Snore” = ID with no name.

Adding Multimedia/Audiovisual Files

As promised at the top of this article, here are the file types accepted in OnCue:


Video Formats:


avi      divx      flv      gif      mpeg

mpeg1      mpegts      mpg      m2v

mp4      m4v      mov      mkv

vob      wmv      webm      xvid


Audio Formats:


aac      ac3      aiff      mp3      m4a

ogg      ts      wav      wma

Supported File Formats