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

    slipper

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    #1
    Which format of video would be best for compatibility and quick download?
     
  2. SrWebDeveloper macrumors 68000

    SrWebDeveloper

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    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.

    -jim
     

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