Webcenter Content 12c – annotations in Content UI

WebCenter Content 12c has enabled the ability to natively annotate documents (without requiring the use of Oracle AutoVue). To annotate a document, complete the following steps:

  • Navigate to the Content UI and login with a user which has annotation roles and permissions.
  • View a document. The Annotation icon should be available.
  • In the Content UI Viewer, click on the Annotation toolbar.
  • Select the Annotation Dropdown arrow to present the list of annotation types (including text, highlight, sticky note, redaction, box and stamp).

FFmpeg certified with WebCenter Content 12c

Telestream FlipFactory used to be the only Oracle supported video converter for WebCenter Content. While FlipFactory did provide nifty features such as story boards, it was also a commercial product and was likely overkill for simple video conversions. Oracle has now certified FFmpeg as a video conversion agent as an alternative to Telestream Vantage (which replaced FlipFactory) for WebCenter Content 12c. FFmpeg is a, complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video. FFmpeg builds can be downloaded here. Legal considerations for using FFmpeg are located here. Oracle has provided a sample extraRenditions file in the documentation.

Password protected files – Oracle Documents

By default, Oracle restricts the upload of password protected files (such as PDFs) into Oracle Documents Cloud Service. This is because the virus scanner cannot completely scan the file and ensure it is safe. An Oracle Documents instance administrator can disable this by setting the Reject files that can’t be scanned configuration to “No”.