I'm creating a splash screen for a website. The content consists of a flv file, because the original content is video. So far, so good.
The problem is that I can't get the flv to play smoothly. I had someone create a preloader for it, but it's still jerky...
I used Sorenson Spark as the encoder, size 1024x768 and bitrate of 1000 kpbs cbr. I also tried On2 VP6, but that codec had worse results...
I don't know what goes wrong, but increasing the bitrate seems to help. Still, it doesn't play smoothly. You can find the video here. Or an alternative version here.
Stef Prein student Image and Media Technology Utrecht School of the Arts The Netherlands
Very large video files (e.g. your 1024x768 screen size) in complex codecs (mp4, but also VP6 to a lesser extent) demand a lot of performance for smooth playback. On2 has developed a simpler version of VP6 for high definition files, which is easier to decode at speed (but of course loses a little image quality on the way). Also your bit rate will demand a fast broadband connection not in use for much else.
Does your video have to take up so much of the screen ...?