Video Format Comparison - Flash Video Format - WMV Format - Quicktime - Real

Tony Karrer

I was recently asked what video format to use and particularly about the differences between the Flash Video Format (FLV) and Windows Media - WMV Format. In The Rise of Flash Video - Tom Green tells us: This is not to say QuickTime and Windows Media are dead technologies. They aren't by a long shot, but when it comes to putting video on the web, the Flash Player has rapidly become the only game in town.

How To Edit Video: Reducing File Size

TechSmith Camtasia

Video file size can be tricky and the concept of reducing video file size has many technical variables associated with it. Video Format and File Type. **If There are many different video formats you could export your finished video into. To help you understand video codecs and containers we wrote an in depth post about the differences of video files types. Other common video file types include: MOV (Apple Quicktime Movie).AVI

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How to Download YouTube Videos

Tony Karrer

I needed to figure out how to download YouTube videos for an upcoming conference presentation where I wasn't confident that I would be able to have a good enough connection to play the video. KeepVid offered both (save as FLV and save as MP4) and a nice bookmarklet as well. I've not tried it, but it appears to work for Google Video, MySpace video and more. Other ways to download YouTube Videos and/or convert them.

Developing An eLearning Player?

Upside Learning

This post is based on our experience with development of Flash based eLearning players over the years. Adobe’s Flash Professional is widely used for eLearning development but some organizations don’t allow running Flash Player or any other 3 rd party plug-ins for that matter in their web browsers. flv, *.js, flv [Flash video format] is not supported in some servers by default and it needs to be configured.

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M is for Media

Clive on Learning

I'm now convinced it's media - simple, linear audio and video. Leslie demonstrated how easy it was to narrate a PowerPoint presentation, export it as an MP4 video and play it back on a video iPod. So, I took the presentation on The story of the 30-minute masters that I created last week in Articulate and decided to re-create it in a movie format that would work for both YouTube and the iPod (MP4). I thought about Captivate, but that only exports Flash movies (SWFs).

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