var sidebar_align = 'right';
var content_container_margin = parseInt('350px');
var sidebar_width = parseInt('330px');
Hosting video's - How to play 'live'?
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:-
Is this difficult to do?
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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...
Or you can use one of these programs which will covert your videos to Flash format. It is match easyer, in my opinion
Converting to quicktime is also another option
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.
Convert to asf format using any video editing software it's a popular format.
Then follow the instructions here to make a streamable file (asx) file:
To embed a Windows Media player into your html go to the link below for the code:
Very nice links! i will keep then on my bookmarks
Real Player is a good option for streaming have a look at:
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.
Originally posted by Azn_Chic
Flash. Small file size and you can customize the player controls.
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