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Danny Dodge
What program compresses into the best format for web streaming?
on Oct 28, 2009 at 9:25:57 pm

I see web sites that stream videos at high quality, without any stuttering. I'm assuming this is a flash compression of some sort. Does anyone know of a cost efficient program that would allow me to compress my videos for this kind of streaming. I know I have to imbed them into a web page in order to view them, but if there's a way of previewing them after compression, I'd love to know that too. I work on both a G5 and Macbook Pro intel.

Thanks,
Danny



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Daniel Low
Re: What program compresses into the best format for web streaming?
on Oct 28, 2009 at 10:30:24 pm

[Danny Dodge] "Does anyone know of a cost efficient program that would allow me to compress my videos for this kind of streaming"

Any of the transcoding packages mentioned in this forum are capable of doing what you want. The important part comes from you, as the operator and the quality of the source video you use.

Cost efficient to one person may be cost prohibitive to another.



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Danny Dodge
Re: What program compresses into the best format for web streaming?
on Oct 28, 2009 at 10:37:10 pm

So compressor can do flash compression in the advanced format?



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Daniel Low
Re: What program compresses into the best format for web streaming?
on Oct 28, 2009 at 10:42:33 pm

[Danny Dodge] "in the advanced format?"

What's that?



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"There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance."
Steve Ballmer To USA Today: 30 April 2007

"We and Apple are neck and neck and we're chasing the two
other players,"
Steve Ballmer, referring to Nokia and Research in Motion. October 6th 2009


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Craig Seeman
Re: What program compresses into the best format for web streaming?
on Oct 28, 2009 at 10:48:37 pm

H.264 (.mov from Compressor) works fine in Flash.
Vimeo and Youtube HD is H.264. Flash doesn't care whether the extension is .f4v, .mp4, .mov. They all work with Flash Player 9 Update 3 (Dec 2007) and up.



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Craig Seeman
Re: What program compresses into the best format for web streaming?
on Oct 28, 2009 at 10:52:10 pm

Telestream Episode, Sorenson Squeeze (both are cross platform). I prefer Episode myself.

Compressor can do it though which cost you nothing if you have Final Cut Studio.

There are many other compression programs that can encode Flash compatible files though.



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Danny Dodge
Re: What program compresses into the best format for web streaming?
on Oct 28, 2009 at 11:17:28 pm

I heard long ago that there was standard flv compression and then there was a more advance flv compression that was more superior in look and file savings. I actually had someone compress some files into that format about a year ago and they looked and streamed wonderfully. I just don't know how they did it, and rather than paying someone else I'd rather start doing it for my own web pages and client pages.



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Daniel Low
Re: What program compresses into the best format for web streaming?
on Oct 28, 2009 at 11:36:51 pm

So there's a few different types of Flash video:

Flash using H.264 (or x264) - the best
Flash using the Adobe SDK
Flash using the On2 SDK
Flash using Sorenson Spark - the worst.

'Advanced' could be anything better than Spark.

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Steve Ballmer To USA Today: 30 April 2007

"We and Apple are neck and neck and we're chasing the two
other players,"
Steve Ballmer, referring to Nokia and Research in Motion. October 6th 2009


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