I see that the best video format question gets asked a lot.
articles seem to not be on the MM servers anymore?
In my case, I need to be able to play a 3-4 minute video on a
either full screen, but most probably a 640x480 in a 800x600
could do either QT, or WMV, or Flash 8. I've also heard some
Are these types of videos usually output at the full
bps? Or are they dumbed down to 15fps, etc?
Secondly, I have yet to spec out the computer to run the
thinking of starting with a Shuttle miniPC, but installing
appropriate CPU, RAM, and PSU. What might be the minimum
for a computer to play a video in a window, stutter-free? Any
suggestions there? Maybe a pre-built Dell?
Another option is just to produce a DVD-ROM and let it loop
continuously. I don't think that's as fun as havening *some*
What would be a good starting point (min. specs) for CPU
speed, memory, etc?
Also, is there any way around the memory leak issue? Maybe
some type of
a system reboot every week?
> A real world issue that can crop up with kiosks is the
memoty leak that
> can develop when videos are repeatedly played for days,
the least leaky
> video xtra might effect your video format choice.
> mpeg-1 is usually played using a 3rd party xtra
> The lingo interface for lingo is more versatile than for
wmv, there's no
> concern in your case about end user's having to install