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Flash has some advantages, like being part of a more sophisticated web page. It is also more universally deployed than Quicktime.
Yes, the file size is bigger in general. But as you can see, it is widely used (think YouTube).
I am going to deploy a website with several video clips of historical footage and I'm just looking for ideas on the ways i can encode the clips for viewing on the webpage. If quicktime has smaller file sizes, then this is a no brainer--but if a large percentage of people can't play them, then that won't work. I believe somewhere like 90% of the people have quicktime installed?
FLV is easy to embed, but so is quicktime. I think the best quality is WMV9 , but I can't remember what their file sizes were like and not everyone has Windows.
> not everyone has Windows.
Read this: http://marketshare.hitslink.com/report.aspx?qprid=2
Best quality for file size for full frame rate video is still wmv. But; MAcrs dont like wmvs much. Flash although larger in file size is a good choice because of its capabilities via web integration. And with more and more broadband, the difference in size of a progressive download file is less important than it used to be. If it is for downloading and not streaming, qt is a good choice also.
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