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3:18 pm on Jan 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Someone that went to my site said that they could only hear the audio and not see the video. I can see them fine on any computer I try including one that has a wireless card -- it just takes longer to play. I am just hoping that the experience of this person that wrote me is an isolated experience. He explained that he has regular cable as his internet connection.

Does it matter what the bit rate of the video is? What about Video size, Audio or Video Codec? All the videos I have posted on the site are wmv.

I have some videos that were shot with an HD camera. The file properties of one is bit rate 5.58 mbps, video size 640 x 480, Audio Codec Windows Media Audio 9.2
VBR Quality 90, 48 kHz, stereo 1-pass VBR, and the length is 1:19.

Other videos that were shot with the movie feature of a digital camera . The file properties of one has a bit rate of 1.68 Mbps, video size 320 x 240, Windows Media Audio 9.2
VBR Quality 75, 44 kHz, stereo 1-pass VBR, and the length is 1:26.

The HD movies were worked on a different version of Movie Maker on a different computer.

Any ideas on why this guy is having problems viewing the movies? Should I be doing something different with my movies? I don't want them to look youtubish with compression issues where you can't make out a person's face.


5:56 pm on Jan 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Those are some awfully big bitrates!

5.58mbbps! Too much for most DSL connections, and pushing it for cable connections. I get 12 mbps with my premium-level Cox connection, but don't typically see anything close to that over the Internet.

OK for downloads (But wowie! 55MB for a 1:19 video!), if you don't mind paying for the bandwidth, but isn't going to work streaming for most of your users.

OK, step back, screw-in the reality filter...


6:02 pm on Jan 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I don't know what to do.

What is a better bit rate? How do I adjust it? I have movie maker on both computers that I work on.

Right now, bandwidth is not an issue since I have so much, but I would like to manage it better so that it is easy for visitors to my website to view.

Please offer suggestions.

I do want to keep the video clear.



1:00 pm on Jan 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

approx. 400 to 1000kbps for 640x480, you can experiment. Drop it down until the macroblocking gets to be too much, the lower you go the more accesible it will be to slower connections. Anything over about 1500 for that resolution is just creating a bigger file with no benefit.

WMV should play on any windows machine if your using series 9 codec.


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