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bilibytes
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Hi everyone,

(don't really know where to post this topic... as i am familiar with php i post it here)

i was wondering what technologies should i consider/use to embed some videos on my website.

do you know if i should use flashplayer or .mov or...
how should i do to make the video stream whilst playing in order to avoid that the user waits until it gets loaded...?

if you have any experience on that, i would be very pleased to hear about it

best regards

bilibytes
Jan 19 '09 #1
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Markus
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Depends on your preferences. Most sites are using flash-based videos, these days. You don't get to control .mov and .avi videos, hence why they're not used so much. I would suggest use .flv files for videos and a flash-based video player. There are a few free ones out there already.

A well-known one is: JW FLV Media Player | LongTail Video | Home of the JW Player
Jan 19 '09 #2

Markus
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Moved it over to Misc, because it's not language specific.
Jan 19 '09 #3

bilibytes
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thank you very much, you saved me from tedious readings!
Jan 19 '09 #4

bilibytes
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@Markus
one other thing, which converter do you recommend me to go from mov. to flash?
Jan 19 '09 #5

nathj
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The conversion can be done using Flash if you have that. Alternatively you can use AVS Video Converter

Cheers
nathj
Jan 21 '09 #6

Markus
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Glad I could help. I'm learning flash at the moment, and, in a couple of months, I hope to have made my own video player! The ones like JW FLV are so boring to look at :/

Anyway, good luck with your project.
Jan 28 '09 #7

dream party
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@Markus
Adobe Flash Player supports flash video with H.264. So you can convert your video to Flash video with H.264 (check free Moyea Video4Web Converter).

I have tried JW, it is AWESOME. But seems that I cannot figure out how to use its plug-ins, its 'read me' file is tedious. I have used another flash video player maker called Moyea web player Pro, it is less popular yet easier to use as its graphical interface.
Apr 21 '09 #8

bilibytes
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Would be very interested in seeing the result!
May 25 '09 #9

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