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Lars Bunch
Winows Media Stream files on Mac
on Aug 19, 2006 at 2:53:21 pm

Hi,

I have been asked to digitize some video and then create "windows media stream files" that will be placed on the client's stream server.

I used Quicktime Pros and Flip4Mac Pro version to create the WMV files, but the client said that they are not streaming files.

In the advanced settings, I have set the complexity to "Online Fast" with the idea that this sets a streaming flag in the file header, but this seems to be the only thing that is even vaguely related to streaming.

Is there something I am missing? Is there other software I need? Is it just that it needs to be on a stream server?

Here's a link to the video...

http://larsbunch.com/Virgin_Records/

Thank you for any help,

Lars


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Rich Rubasch
Re: Winows Media Stream files on Mac
on Aug 19, 2006 at 8:01:29 pm

If you can exort AVI files to a PC and use the free Windows Encoder you will get the best quality encodes and can set up the clip for a streaming server. It is a klunky workflow but your client will appreciate your effort. If you will be doing more of this it is a good idea to work this out now and have a workflow in place for future projects.

IMO Flip4Mac is excellent for exporting right off a FCP timeline or QT Pro to make a WMV movie. But it is not as good at making large (640 x 480) WMV or for your needs...a streaming file.

Logically it's best done on a PC.

Rich Rubasch
Tilt Media


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Charles Simonson
Re: Winows Media Stream files on Mac
on Aug 20, 2006 at 7:19:21 pm

My guess is that the main issue is that you are encoding these files using VBR, and the streaming server probably only wants CBR encodes.


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Lars Bunch
Re: Winows Media Stream files on Mac
on Aug 22, 2006 at 3:18:18 pm

Hi,

Thanks for your help. I ended up doing the export to AVI and compressing in Windows.

Lars


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