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[_] RE: embedding .movs

Stefan stefanburt at gmail.com
Tue Jul 12 16:53:19 BST 2005

I would go for flash as it the best option without having to spend a
small fortune on a secure streaming server, unless its amazingly
sensitive content then you might need to have to look at opening your
wallet way wide.

Stefan

On 7/12/05, Neil Smith <neil.smith at shorewood-epc.co.uk> wrote:

> Mike - You can encode them using QT Pro as .mp4 (MPEG4) which should play in
> Real player or Quicktime depending what's installed. File->Export choose
> Movie to MPEG-4 in the 2nd from bottom dropdown.
>
> It should result in a resonable file size and quality.
>
> Media player won't be able to play MP4s unless the user has the MPEG4
> directshow codec installed (and anyway the MS one isn't very good). A lot of
> people use DivX or XVid and encode them as AVIs but you're still in a
> position that they need the DivX or XVid decoders (which are very similar)
> before they can see the video.
>
> So you'll probably have to stick to Flash ("which is pants"), which has only
> a tiny subset of fixed rate codecs to encode video (that's why it's pants).
>
> It's always a tradeoff between compatibility and best practice compression
> ;-))
>
> Cheers - Neil
>
> Neil Smith [MVP / Digital Media 2004, 2005]
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>
> > Message: 2
> > Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2005 15:20:37 +0100
> > From: Mike Karthauser <mikek at brightstorm.co.uk>
> > Subject: [_] embedding .movs
> > To: underscore at under-score.org.uk
> > Message-ID: <37b5b4679b1dca84a1bdffa0a7d27180 at brightstorm.co.uk>
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> >
> > hi _'s
> > I have a couple of mov files which need publishing onto
> > t'internet. The client requests that noone can actually
> > download them to their desktop which rules out simply using
> > the qt plugin.
> >
> > I've been looking at http://www.wimpyplayer.com/ which seems
> > a reasonable way of presenting the files, despite the
> > requirement to encode my .mov as a .flv. I've been using
> > qtpro to convert mov's to flv but am having limited success
> > with the quality. Flvs also display with a red cross behind
> > them which makes the files unusable.
> >
> > Anyone got any recommendations for the right way to do this?
> > I don't mind using flash.
> >
> > ta
> > --
> > Mike Karthauser
> > Managing Director - Brightstorm Ltd
>
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