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Video Ignoramus, tips please

     
4:56 pm on Dec 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Ok. I have three websites on a web server A.

I have a video/movie file filename.flv

Out there there is YouTube

....

Do I upload the video to YouTube and then get code to embed in my webpages?

Is it that easy?

Anything important I should know about?
5:57 pm on Dec 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

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It's that easy. There are numerous settings in YouTube that you may wish to review when you are uploading the video, but beyond that, it's fairly simple.
8:47 am on Dec 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Thanks TC...

I am looking into it more now..
I have :

filenameHQ.mp4 152,950 kb
filenameLQ.mp4 33,000 kb
filename.flv 30,900 kb

Does it matter which one I use?
Perhaps the first will be higher quality, but people will need to download much more data to see the video.

Wish I knew the filesize of videos I have clicked on to guage what is an acceptable download time.
11:35 am on Dec 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Anyhow ... no worries ... You tube makes things pretty easy .. all done for the time being.
5:14 am on Dec 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Perhaps the first will be higher quality, but people will need to download much more data to see the video
.

If you're uploading to youtube they will re-encode it unless it meets their specs. The best thing to do is to upload the highest quality video you have.


Wish I knew the filesize of videos I have clicked on to guage what is an acceptable download time.


The filesize doesn't really matter becsue that is determined by length*bitrate, what matters is the bitrate. I believe youtube uses about 250kbps for regular uploads.


FYI you can serve this from your own server. For .flv all you need is a flash player.
 

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