Are we going back to silent movies???
You mentioned the new embedded video feature being tested at the moment won’t have audio playback? Seriously? Do you mean we will be able to play an embedded video in our recorded or live Prezi Video presentations without video-audio? If that is the case I see NO value in such a halfway upgrade. If correct, this makes Prezi Video an inferior video creation tool. Is there a technical reason for this lack of audio? Or is this due to a copyright problem of republishing other content inside one’s own content? I can’t see it, though. If Prezi (and we all love Prezi) allows the replay of embedded video excerpts already, this would be no different, copyright-wise, than replaying the audio soundtrack as well. Perhaps I have misunderstood your post.
We have waited a long time. I, for example, first posted a comment asking for this feature in Nov 2019. If your information update is correct, I think we should forget Prezi Video as a viable content creation tool because that is what Prezi Video needs to be in the COVID remote learning and working landscape, not to mention keeping in step with social media. Educators like myself very much expect and would appreciate this feature. Thanks to the Zoom explosion and online classrooms non-video geeks have had to embrace video tech largely due to the massive increase and reliance on online activity because of the worldwide Corona virus pandemic. Thus, the landscape of education and business has utterly changed. Is Prezi keeping abreast? Many may think that Prezi, known for its tremendous innovations will be missing a huge opportunity and be relegated to the lower end of available video content creation tools, reflecting badly on the Prezi branding. As you would know, Powerpoint has long had the ability to screen-capture video excerpts and embed them. This is a progressive feature. To be very frank, this one feature alone has brought me back to Powerpoint while waiting for a Prezi equivalent in this ‘video-is-king’ age. In fact, screen-capture is actually the more sensible way of embedding video because we can cue up the relevant portion and copy and not have to stop and start embedded You Tube videos.
And, while on this subject, what happens if we post a Prezi Video on You Tube or Vimeo with embedded video content? Will we get a copyright strike against our channel or does replaying others’ excerpts fall under educational ‘fair use’? I haven’t checked the Prezi terms of service on this issue, but video without audio makes absolutely no sense, anyway. If this is the upgrade, I think the almost one-year wait for this new feature will be a wasted journey for the 31.6K viewers of this thread, not to mention those who actually asked for it.