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  1. #1
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    Hosting video's - How to play 'live'?

    Hi

    I want to host some video clips on my site so that they will be played straight away on the user's screen. Not with the video having to be downloaded by the user and then played.

    So they would work like this link:-

    http://www.consumptionjunction.com/c...1&page=1&fav=0

    Is this difficult to do?

    Thanks
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    Is this difficult to do?
    No.

    Browse the source code of the link you provided and notice how its just calling a plugin for the browser. In this case its windows media player. You set the dimensions, where the file is, etc...

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    Or you can use one of these programs which will covert your videos to Flash format. It is match easyer, in my opinion

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    Converting to quicktime is also another option
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    Thanks for the advice. Which one of the three options would be the easiest for the user? The elusive 'click and play' button.
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    Flash. Small file size and you can customize the player controls. If you don't know Flash, I suggest going the quicktime movie route, then compressing the movie file into a Flash file (.swf). For this, I like SwishVideo. It has an option to output an html file along with flash player controls (play, stop, pause, forward etc). Kind of like windows media player only 100x better.
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    Real Player is a good option for streaming have a look at:

    helixcommunity.org

    realnetworks.com/products/producer/

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    Originally posted by Azn_Chic
    Flash. Small file size and you can customize the player controls.
    Agreed. Convert to FLV and stream in your web page on load. Best format overall. WMV is OK, but not everyone will have Windows Media Player installed.

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