Flash or Quicktime?

Chipp Walters chipp at chipp.com
Fri Feb 15 19:46:57 CST 2008


On Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 7:34 PM, Jeff Reynolds <jeff at siphonophore.com> wrote:
> except making a nicely compressed and good quality wmv file is pretty
>  much an oxymoron... my old compression guru (been in the biz forever
>  and a real artist) still snarls at me when i request wmv files... they
>  never come out as nice or as small and the clients always ask why it
>  doesnt look as good or play as well as the quicktime version...

Can't argue with that-- though with the crappy standard set by the
YouTube folks, one would have to say there's not much appreciation for
high quality compression these days. Frankly, after *trying* to watch
TV on the web, I'll take poor compression over the hiccups, stop and
starts, and overall lack-of-robustness of  the higher online
compressed video anyday. Though one to look out for is blip.tv. These
guys have better compression than the YouTube and it's clones.

Course, QuickTime has it all over WMV's as far as playback control is
concerned. Try advancing 'just one frame' using the standard WMP
controls.



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