Hello! Currently I have a 50MB Video in " Progressive Download Video " set on my Dreamweaver CS3 made website, but the problem is it is too slow! I am guessing that the " Progressive Download Video " setting is not for me. I am looking into " Streaming Video " thinking that it will be faster that way, Am I correct by thinking this way? Since its going to be a 50 MB movie clip I guess it is the way to go. While trying to set up " Streaming Videos " I am stuck at " rtmp:// " I don't have a clue to what this is and what to type into it? I tried pointing it to the web address on my server but it says " Please enter valid server URI in the form of rtmp://myserver/myapp/myinstance. " How do I fix this problem? Thanks in advance!
The first thing i would consider is; can you compress it further. Reducing audio quality might be a good start. Can you resize the video?
We have started adding video to our website initially i hosted them on one of our web servers but have since moved them to youtube until i get a more premenent and better solution setup. There could be a few reasons why the video is slow.
In my oppinion unless your are "multi media site" forcing visitors to download a 50mb file they may not want to watch is a bit extreme, i initially had our content streaming using a flash player but when i considered my target audience i realized it wasnt such a good idea.
Progressive download doesn't make downloading "slow", and switching to a streaming server won't help.
When used with a progressive-download client (e.g. any of the FLV video players written in Flash) the player should buffer a bit, and then start playing before the entire file is downloaded. There's no need to wait for the file to download before viewing.
All a streaming server does is give the client the ability to "index" into the video. For example, if the user moves the scroll bar to half-way through the video, with progressive download the player has to read the first 25MB of the file before it will start playing at the indexed position. With a video server, it will begin playing in the middle almost immediately.
But for most applications, the user won't see any difference.
The reason you aren't getting anywhere with rtmp:// on your server, is that first you'd have to download and install a streaming server on your site.