I want to watch some lectures created with adobeconnect. I have the lectures downloaded to my Ubuntu 12.04 machine. Each one consists of a stream that includes a video window of the professor lecturing (with audio) and another video window of his shared desktop. There is also some text/chat conversation from the students.
Each lecture consists of these files:
cameraVoip_1_4.flv cameraVoip_1_4.xml ftchat0.flv ftchat0.xml ftcontent1.flv ftcontent1.xml ftstage3.flv ftstage3.xml indexstream.flv indexstream.xml mainstream.flv mainstream.xml screenshare_0_2.flv screenshare_0_2.xml telephony-files.xml transcriptstream.flv transcriptstream.xml
I can watch just the professor (audio and video) in this file:
The professor's share desktop is in this file:
(I haven't found the file with the student chat stream yet & I don't know what content is in the other files or if they are needed at all.)
I can currently open each of the two flv files above in two different players (such as VLC & SM Player) and manually synchronize them, but that's a pain.
Is there a better way I view this content on Linux?
The main problem with the two-different-players approach is keeping the two streams synchronized. For example, I cannot easily back up and I cannot easily skip over the class break period. It is almost never the case that I just start the two players, synchronize them once and then listen to an entire 2 hour lecture. It always turns into a giant hassle that makes me not want to watch the lectures. I need a better way.