All TEDx events must include pre-recorded TED Talks. 25% or more of the content for your event must come from TED.com. (Your video selection may include talks from TED's partner conferences, e.g. EG 2008, and talks from the Best of the Web series.)
Best practices for playback of TED Talks
- Don't stream talks from the web: Download, don't stream the talks. You will be at the mercy of bandwidth and connectivity, which can be unreliable at the most inconvenient times. Rather, you should download the video from our website in high-res MP4 format. (Right click "Watch this talk as high-res video" and click "Save As.") The high-res MP4 we offer is better than DVD quality, and suitable for projection onto a large screen.
- To download a talk in regular resolution: Click the "Video to desktop" link under the "Download this talk" header below the video player. The zip file will download to your desktop.
- Burn a TEDTalk on DVD: Select the TEDTalk you would like, and download the high-res MP4 version. Use software like iMovie or Windows Movie Maker to convert the file to a DVD-friendly format.
- Build a custom TEDTalk DVD with DVD on Demand: With TED DVD on Demand, you can create a dvd that includes up to 6 TED Talks from our archive, each which includes subtitles in up to 32 languages.
- Try the Miro open-source player: Miro, a free, open-source player, downloads TED Talks and saves them to a playlist for smooth, reliable playback. (Available for PC, Mac or Linux.) Try it »