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Andy Edwards
FLV VBR in Squeeze 4.1 (Mac)
on Oct 14, 2005 at 5:29:13 am

I'm compressing a 2 minute 15 second trailer for a website and they are having me make two FLV files (Large and small.) I have customized the settings per their instructions. As there is no FLV player on the mac, I have to open the files up on my pc and use the free flv player I found on the web just to check the quality. The constant bit rate file plays right away, but the VBR versions of the files seem to take around 10-20 seconds to start up in my player. Is there a bug in Squeeze 4.1 when using a VBR setting for flv files? Or is this just standard for VBR files to take a while to cache? My thought was the VBR 2 pass setting would make a cleaner,smaller file vs. the constant bit rate.

Appreciate any insight into this. And Ben if your reading this, I got your DVD with the latest purchase of squeeze, but have not had time in between editing to watch it :-)

Andy Edwards


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Ed
Re: FLV VBR in Squeeze 4.1 (Mac)
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on Oct 14, 2005 at 2:18:59 pm

Haven't tried this Mac FLV viewer (for local files) yet, but check it out:
http://www.thisisnotlondon.com/flv_viewer/

This one works, but you have to do a bit of work. You replace the included video.flv with your file. You
also have to change the dimensions of the file in their html page to accommodate your size:
http://www.jeroenwijering.com/?item=Flash+FLV+Player

HTH,
Ed


[Andy Edwards] " As there is no FLV player on the mac, I have to open the files up on my pc and use the free flv player I found on the web just to check the quality."



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Ben Waggoner
Re: FLV VBR in Squeeze 4.1 (Mac)
on Oct 21, 2005 at 5:07:35 pm

I don't answer that paritcular question in the tutorial, alas.

I believe what's happening is that the VBR files cause some kind of analysis buffering in that tool. I don't think it means anything practical about your file itself - it should work fine.

My Book: http://www.benwaggoner.com/books.htm
Squeeze and ProCoder tutorials: http://www.classondemand.net/benwaggoner/
Compression Class at Stanford: http://www.digitalmediaacademy.org/compression.html


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