Need to decide whether to use Quicktime or Flash movie files

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by prs986, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. prs986 macrumors regular

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    For my website to advertise my freelance design company, I have sample videos of some of my work. I wondering what will be better, a quicktime movie file, a file converted to Flash. The QT files i have now are no more than 5 megs. If flash is the better way to go, what converters are there that I can use? Thanks for your help.
     
  2. yagran macrumors 6502a

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    I would recommend using flash for playback on your site, and then .mov files for download if you want.

    To encode movies to flash video, use the flash video encoder program which comes with flash mx upwards.

    then make a flash file at the correct dimensions and drop in a media playback component from the components window, set the parameters and your good to go!
     
  3. prs986 thread starter macrumors regular

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    are there any good freeware or shareware encoders out there?
     
  4. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    Not that I know of, but you can save several hundred if you get Visual Hub instead. Probably not as good, but better suited to what you want to do.

    I convert to flash video with VH, and then hook up the raw .flv file to a free flash media player.
     
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