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Video on websites, what format.

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Registered: ‎02-08-2007

Video on websites, what format.

I am including video files on my website here: www.seanbranagh.ie/media
I have already included the obvious Windows Media files. Thinking of those without Windows Media player, what should I include, Quicktime or Real Player files?
Don't want to waste disk space by including all of the different formats!
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VileReynard
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Re: Video on websites, what format.

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Re: Video on websites, what format.

The most ubiquitous format currently recognised is DivX in an AVI container format.  Pretty much every player on every platform should be able to handle it.
I would be tempted to have .AVI, and also a .MOV primarily for Mac users.  That should give you decent coverage of the entire market.
Whilst Ogg Vorbis is a good codec it does require a codec download, and for most Windows Media or Mac users this would be an additional step to be explained.
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mentalist3d
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Re: Video on websites, what format.

I would be tempted to use the format .flv, you can get a really good free converter from Riva at: http://rivavx.de/index.php?downloads0&L=3
You will then be able to get a player for your site at: http://flowplayer.org/ or just do a google search