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The_Hat




msg:3953879
 7:38 pm on Jul 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

We are doing some video here where I work.. currently we use a swf player with flv files.. and it works fine but we have found that it reduces our immediacy. So I am looking for either

1. A camera that produces into formats that FLVPlayback.. or other products such as the JWPlayer can play raw from the camera. And the camera would need to be harddrive or flash.. if the camera saves to cassette tape it takes too long to play the tape back into the computer.

or

2. A flash based player that can play a raw external media file produced by an available camera, .avi (one of the videographers has a flip) or .mpg (I have tested the video file from my folks new Sony Handycam) would be great.

or

3. A good line on a piece of transcoding software that I can run on my LAMP stack and do transcoding on the server.

or

4. Some kinda combination of all three, or something I haven't thought of, please advise.

 

thecoalman




msg:3954902
 1:09 pm on Jul 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

No cams I'm aware of that will produce flv files and if there was I wouldn't buy one anyway. :P

2. A flash based player that can play a raw external media file produced by an available camera, .avi (one of the videographers has a flip) or .mpg (I have tested the video file from my folks new Sony Handycam) would be great.

AVI is not format but a wrapper (or sometimes caller container) and can contain many types of video. Playback on any machine is dependent on having the codec installed. Same thing with the MPEG from Sony handycam as that will be MPEG2. Windows XP for example cannot play MPEG@ out of the box, the codec is usually installed by software player.

There's no player or more precisely plug in that will play those files at least as far as I know. For embedding files in a page and to expect a reasonable amount of people to view them you really only have two choices. Flash or Silverlight.

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