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5-min. video on web-site-how to format?

By abbie ·
I have loaded a 5 minute video out to the web site for a local not-for-profit ... it is 90 meg. When I invoke the video - it takes about 10 minutes to load down (cable modem) and then Windows Media Player takes off - and it looks good. BUT - this 10 minute delay is too long to ask a user to endure ... and with a regular modem - it would be far, far too long to load.
What format should I convert the 90-meg .mpg file to - or what should I do to convert the
.mpg file ... Thanks for your help...

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by Joseph Moore In reply to 5-min. video on web-site- ...

Are you streaming the file from the web site with a media streaming server, or are you just setting up a link for it?
Myself, I am familiar with Windows Streaming Media. I set one up for work. With it, I had .WMV files (the Windows Media file type; I believe that is the correct file extension). I then set up an .ASX file as the actual link, which used WSM server to steam the .WMV file. This way, only what was needed of the file was downloaded to the client when they needed it. If you skipped ahead in the file, it would download the appropriate piece.
WMS is a component of Windows 2000 Server.

A streaming media server is how you need to make this large file available. I believe that Real Media has a server product to stream .RM files also. Check out www.real.com for their details.

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If you don't want to spend $250 on software I would look in your local yellow pages for Video Production companies to convert it to Real Media for you.

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