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    Help What file format embed on web site

    Hello, I bought Camtasia Studia to make movies which are great and was planning on use YouTube to run them on my web site but they turn out very low quality after upload to youtube.

    With Camtasia I can make movies embedded in html so they are easy to upload but if I want to put them in a web page that I already have, I simple can't get it to work right. I am not sure what format is best to use.

    I even tired PHP includes to pull the html page camtasia made and I upload with the video and that does not work. Can someone please advice me on what file format is best to use and how to embed the movie in a web site? I searched online but not finding what I need.

    Thanks

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    Movies shown over YouTube are not intended to be high quality but rather a balance between fast download speed and medium to low quality. The number one determining factor in Internet video is the bitrate at which the movie is displayed (or downloaded). YouTube videos are about 250kbps, (low to medium quality). Good quality video will start at 400kbps and above. To make matters worse, they stretch a 320 X 240 video out over about 175% of the area the video was originally intended for. Result, pretty poor quality.
    When choosing a video file format for the Web, remember that the viewers Web browser must have the correct media player plugin installed if they want to watch the video. So it makes sense to choose a file format which is cross browser friendly and one which will give the widest audience. Currently the video format with the greatest Web browser penetration is the Flash .flv format. Estimates put coverage at over 95% of all Web browsers already having the Flash plugin installed.
    There are many programs that convert one video format to another. Google for “convert video file to .flv” for more info.
    With the Flash .flv, you will need to have access to a Flash player to embed into the html page. Often the conversion software will come with a simple player or you can try
    http://www.longtailvideo.com/players/jw-flv-player/
    This player also comes with the code to embed on your page.
    Good luck with your project,
    Eye for Video
    www.cidigitalmedia.com

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    What I do not get is when I make the flash movie and the program makes an embedded html file for me and I upload all the files in the folder and the html page movie page works fine.

    So I make <?php include 'http://www.mysite.com/movie.html'; ?> to pull the movie into my web sites where I wanted with the plan I can update the movie weekly by ftp'ing in the new movie and it will update on all nine web sites. But it will not pull in the movie.

    I wondering if I need to add something to .htaccess file that has:

    Options All -Indexes
    AddHandler application/x-httpd-php .htm .html

    Advice?
    Kimberly

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    Quote Originally Posted by dream party View Post
    Which program did you use to do that?
    Camtasia Studia 6 http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.asp

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