What's the best way to compress to make multiple DVD's?
What's the best way to compress to make multiple Blu-Ray discs?
I use FCP so will Compressor 3.0.5 do the job for the dvd's?
What program is best for blu-ray?
Also, the client wants to make this video viewable on a standalone compact player of some sort. So i guess once i get the specs needed for that i'll know how to compress. But has anyone compressed to a standalone player before? If so, what's the process?
I know I'm throwing alot out and i appreciate any and all comments.
Explain "standalone compact player" a little and we can probably help. Does the client want something that they can click and the file will automatically play from a specific player module?
If so, a flash file with a custom player skin would be the best bet. I believe you can take a flash video file and make it into an executable projector file that has an .exe extenstion. So when you click on it, it automatically opens and plays. The projector conversion embeds the player functionality into the file I believe.
You also don't have to outlay the expense for the full-blown Adobe Flash software. There are companines that make apps that will convert a flash video with skin into a projector file. I have no idea how well they work (or don't work), but we did the reverse recently with a $29 program where we took a client's projector file of a video (the company that produced it was out of business), and converted it to a .swf file.