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Putting Video to the Web

By jsek ·
I am evaluating the best way to add video features into my web.

Can anyone share some experience with me?

I notices that RealPlayer can play video in rm format.

Can anyone tell me what is the different between the web video created by RealProducer and flash?

Can flash also use the streaming technique?

Do anyone know which is the best way of creating and hosting web video?

Is it a good idea to convert a 100M rm file format into flash video?

Do we need to install any server software for web video?

Is the server software a must component for web video?

What software I need to purchase if I want to put the video from CD into to Web?

Can I just use the trial version software to create and authoring the web video?

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by nikki96 In reply to Putting Video to the Web

I honestly can't tell you much about the creation, but as a user, I refuse to use RealPlayer because it tracks personal data. I know other users who feel the same way. Most sites I frequent have downloads in Quicktime AND Windows Media Player so Macand Windows users can download the files. Those of us with slow connections hate streaming media like RealPlayer because we are forced to be connected to the net to use it; we can't download it and play it later.

For Quicktime and WMP, no specialsoftware is needed on the server. You just put the files there for download or you can embed them into html files as objects to play on the net and be downloadable.

Here are some links to how to create streaming video and put it on the web and info about the different types.

http://www.streamingmediaworld.com/video/tutor/
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/default.asp
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/products/
http://catalyst.washington.edu/how-to/digitalvideo/qtstreaming.html
http://catalyst.washington.edu/how-to/digitalvideo/rmstreaming.html
http://www.internetvideomag.com/HowtoPostYourVideos.htm

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by jsek In reply to Putting Video to the Web

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by TheChas In reply to Putting Video to the Web

If you are looking to have video 'features' and not downloads on your site, then I recommend using Flash.
Just make sure to have a link so that users with slow connections can bypass the Flash animations.

Chas

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by The Coyote In reply to Putting Video to the Web

You're probably best to avoid RealMedia, and would probably be better off using an .asf or QuickTime format. RealMedia requires RealServer to be installed on the server to stream right. In my experience Flash streams better than RM, and the proprietary nature of RM makes decoding it a very clumsy and ineffectual process. Basic .asf or mpeg files will stream on their own from the server, so you're probably better off just embedding MediaPlayer into the page.

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