Best way to make movies visible to all?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by wordmunger, Feb 22, 2007.

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    wordmunger

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    I need to make short little movies for psychology demos quite often. Naturally I just use Quicktime, but often I get readers complaining they can't see the movies. Here's an example:

    Cognitive Daily Post

    It seems to me that anyone who has the latest quicktime should be able to see these, but perhaps I'm excluding more people than I think. Is there a trick to saving quicktime movies that will enable more viewers to see them? Anything else I can do?

    Any and all suggestions are welcome!
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    I've found the easiest way for me to make movies accessible to everyone is to convert them to .flv (flash video).

    If you don't want to do that yourself, then put them up on somewhere like youtube.

    The downside to flash is the compression rate is usually pretty bad. If you are very worried about the quality and look, flash is not the way to go.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    I took a look at your website and I see that flash video may not be the answer. How about adding a link to Apple's Quicktime download?

    Here's a site that does somthing similar to what I'm talking about:
    http://www.txtwriter.com/lectures/part1.html
     
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    wordmunger

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    Well, I do have flash MX, but I never use it -- is that an easy thing to do?
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    I don't use flash MX, I use ffmpeg to convert my videos to flv and then I write the html myself. You do have to have a flash controller on your website as well.

    The basics of this can be found at http://www.ffmpegx.com/flv.htmlhttp://www.ffmpegx.com/flv.html
     

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