Embed video onmy my iWeb site, which format has best compatibility?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by slipper, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. slipper macrumors 68000


    Nov 19, 2003
    Which format of video would be best for compatibility and quick download?
  2. SrWebDeveloper macrumors 68000


    Dec 7, 2007
    Alexandria, VA, USA
    Compatible with Mac users? Quicktime, make it an MP4 for highest quality.

    Compatible with most end users? I suggest finding a utility that converts video into a complete Flash .swf file which includes both a player and the video. Then just install the Flash .swf into iWeb via instructions in this video tutorial.

    Flash runs on 97% of the user computers out there, it's a free plugin easy to install for the 3% who don't have it, and it progressively streams the video exactly like watching a YouTube video with full controls.

    I personally use this tool, but plenty of Mac tools out there too to do the conversion like this one.

    Everyone has their own opinion on this, this is mine.


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