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Web Style Guide & Best Practices"V" Topics

Video Best Practices

  • The ODU video player uses a 16:9 (widescreen) aspect ratio.
  • All videos that are to be uploaded to the DAM must be in the 16:9 format.
  • Videos that cannot be altered to fit the 16:9 format through pillarboxing (adding black bars to the left and right of the video) must be uploaded to YouTube and added to the site through the YouTube component.

Preferred Formats

.mp4 and .mov files are preferred with H 264 encoding.

ODU video ender (w/ black background)Required final frame for video

Standard/Recommended Resolutions

  • 1920 x 1080
  • 1280 x 720
  • 854 x 480
  • 640 x 360
  • 426 x 240


  • Video must not contain copyrighted material (unless the copyright is held by the University)
  • Video should end with the University logo and URL