Steve KORNACKI: Trump administration seeks to streamline video in schools article The Hill article Trump administration is proposing to streamlines video for educators to reduce the amount of time it takes to watch videos online.
The proposed rule would require video providers to stream videos in the order they are shown to be viewed, rather than the order in which they are displayed.
It would also require video creators to stream at least 50 percent of videos to a single, standard resolution.
It would require a minimum video resolution of 720p, a 25 percent reduction from the current standard.
The proposal also requires video providers who stream at a higher resolution to show a video’s audio at a lower volume.
The Trump administration said that this new approach is meant to streamlining video for schools and that video creators will be able to stream video in the same order that they are presented to them.
But critics said the rule would not eliminate the need for traditional video recorders or video-playing equipment, as well as any additional steps video companies and educators would need to take to stream online video.
In fact, the Trump plan would expand the definition of a video streamer to include people who use virtual reality headsets, such as those worn by former President Obama.
And it would require all video providers that are “required to comply with the requirements” to also provide video-streaming devices for those headsets.
The White House also said that while streamlining is important, it will not eliminate online video in all schools.
“In addition to stream-lining video, the proposed rule seeks to reduce overall video quality for educators,” the White House said.
“While stream-based video is important for students to access, we also know that teachers can benefit from more effective online tools, such in-person video or online videos.
To be effective, video content must be delivered with a variety of options, including a variety that includes traditional recording and video.
This proposed rule ensures that schools have the tools they need to make effective video work.”