so many formats, what's the best? and when do i need a video server?
There are about 5 videos i need to put on my site. the source of the video is asking me what format i want them in. the information i've found goes as follows:
AVI - very common, windows only (for the most part), most browsers
Windows Media (wmv) - Windows only unless you download a plug in.
MPEG - Most popular, cross platform
QuickTime - Need plugin for windows
RealVideo - streaming video
Flash (shockwave) - need plugin but preinstalled with most recent netscape and i.e.
My questions are:
1. If MPEG does it all without a plugin, why bother with any of the others?
2. Under what circumstances would i need to look into a video server as opposed to just posting the file?
3. Last i heard AVI was rather archaic, is this true?
thank you for your help.
it must be flv, but you don't list it here.
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