Streaming Video Question

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by cornelius, Jun 18, 2002.

  1. cornelius macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2002
    Hi, my friends and I are starting a "xtreme sports clothing company."
    We filmed a video, which we edited on a PC (it was done in PR, im in the US with my Mac), anyway, the video is in mpeg format the file size is 34.7megs and the length of the video is 2:37 minutes:seconds. We have unlimitted space on a webserver, we want to stream the video, most of the users are going to be 56k modems (****ty infrastructure in PR), so we need to "prepare" this video to be streamed. I have quicktime pro 5, and im running mac os x.
    I want to know how can i compress that video, to a good view size, good sound (it has a soundtrack), and good not perfect "viewing" quality. Or,what else can i do? how can i stream that video? or how can i do it using a smaller size for this bandwith (56k).
    Ive never done this before,thats why im looking for some suggestions.
    Hope this is not an annoying thread for some of you.
  2. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3


    Feb 7, 2002
    well once qt 6 comes out it will be pretty easy and quite good....

    as of now, your best bet for compression is a sorenson codec.... but of course that would then require people to have it to view it.

    uggh, i thought i could help and now i'm not sure. compressing in qt to avi is pretty good for file size. and most people can view it.

    however, i will end this and see what others say..sorry i was not of more help.
  3. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus


    Oct 5, 2001
    San Diego, CA
    Depends on your budget.

    If you have the $$$, go for Cleaner or CleanerEZ by Discreet. It gives you many encoding options with lots of settings tweaks and some handy presets for you to get an idea of bitrates for certain connection speeds. Sorenson codecs are great for QT streams.

    You might be able to get along with just buying the QT Pro key and using QT to encode video as well.

    The main problem I think you might encounter is the fact that you are dealing with video that has already undergone some compression, and with any subsequent compression you will see serious loss of image quality.

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