Once i figure out how to properly define the location or path to externally stored files, should the videos be viewable from either platform?
Yes. Supercontainer will not be needed if the only reason for acquiring it for for the purpose of resolving this one issue.
Not sure what this means...
I'd need to see that Knowledge Base article so that I could read that statement in context. Which article was that? Got the number for it?
answer ID 10244 "storing container field data externally"
just below where it displays a screen shot of options for field field window.
What the article is telling you is that if you host your database on Computer 1, but specify an external storage location in a folder on Computer 2, you can't use the controls in Filemaker to create, edit or delete the folder where these images are stored. You'd have to go directly to that computer, make the needed changes and then return to your database to select the new or modified directory (folder) for your external storage.
That makes perfect sense. I think.
I appreciate your help.