[OT] Making videos on a Mac

Tim Selander selander at tkf.att.ne.jp
Mon Feb 15 20:39:58 EST 2010

I work in broadcast production; dabble in xTalk...

Colin's method of playing h.264 files via flash is the way to go 
for cross compatibility if you want to roll your own. If you 
Google it, you can find all kinds of step by step instructions, 
if needed.

However, I have found that the YouTube/Vimeo/etc. servers are so 
FAST, that I have moved to using them, embedding the videos on my 
site. Yes, I hate having their logo on my work, but I decided my 
users would have a better impression of us if the video started 
almost immediately than to wait for it to buffer as it streams 
off our web host's server....

Tim Selander
Tokyo, Japan

Colin Holgate wrote:
> On Feb 15, 2010, at 3:51 PM, Jim Carwardine wrote:
>> Thanks, Colin... Yes, I do use the player code but I have not seen your simple way explained anywhere on the web... Thanks... Jim
> For full disclosure, the playback would need to be for Flash Player 9.0.115 or later (that was released about 2 or 3 years ago, so most people are way beyond that). In other words, an ancient AS2 based player won't be able to play those files.

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