Thursday, December 15, 2005

Test for the Video Blog

Watch the video
I am working on setting up a video blog. Bill came by tonight and I set up this new account. I want to see if the video will upload. This is a video off of a PSA media campaign for Saint Louis I produced with Marc Syp funded by Metropolis.


Blogger Burt Bollinger said...

it works...sweet.

4:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MPEG is the standard for video delivery on the net. All video applications play MPEG 1 some go further with MPEG 2/MPEG 4.

Can't see it. Don't want to agree to having the software on my machine altered by Microsoft (part of THEIR "agreement" before you install their software). They screwed things up in the past. I'm not going to AGREE to have it done now.

You cut a few million people out of the equation when you only deliver in MS Windows propietary formats too.

10:58 PM  
Anonymous Bill Streeter said...

Video formats:

I guess it depends on what you mean by standard. I don't see very many people delivering MPEG1 video on the web, most are serving WMV and MOV files. WMV posibly being the most common because of Windows large install base (not surprisingly). Not because it's so great or anything. I'm not a fan of WMV either.

Steve is just using what he has available to him at the moment. Windows is preloaded with their own WMV editing software so it's really just the path of least resistance right now.

There are drawbacks to all video formats on the web right now. There is no single universal format that is both viewable by everyone and playable on all devices and is capable of good quality compression, like there is with the audio MP3 format. Its really a mess.

The video ipod may finally push to be MP4 more of a standard, but we'll see. I've been working with this stuff for a few years now and it's really amazing to me that video on the web is still as problematic as it is. Hopefully 2006 some of this will change.

10:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When it comes to the final encoding before publishing look to commercial sites that deliver video for pay. The majority use MPEG1 because all the primary players will decode and play it. It provides relatively decent quality in exchange for the amount of bandwidth used. Most of the video developers support the MPEG1 encoding for free or for a small price($20-30). This includes Microsoft and Apple OS and products.

7:11 PM  

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