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How do the pros do it?

 

I found this flash video on the web (link below), and I am amazed at the quality, and how fast it loaded and played fine, with no stutters or choppiness.

 

1st example: http://www.videocopilot.net/products/proscores/

 

he is a God yes! but he can also encode video nicely

 

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http://www.vudu.com/product_overview.html

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My question is, how were they able to do this? What kind of program / codec is able to produce such high quality video, while still being able to playback well on a pretty basic computer?

 

1. Best way to upload to YouTube so they dont change the compression if possible.

2. Software and settings needed!

3. Its an emergency

4. Thanks lots in advance!

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what sort of video are you trying to upload? (rhetorical question)

Youtube WILL change the compression, no matter what you do. If you want some guidelines on uploading to youtube, they're available here:

 

http://mograph.net/board/index.php?showtop...&hl=youtube

 

see, i just searched for what i wanted to find (in this case, 'youtube') and there it was.

 

on a related note: Compression is still something of a trial and error process. some tips; the size of your video is proportional to the playback speed, as is the bitrate you use. if you want to reduce compression artifacts produced by a combination of shitloads of movement and low bitrate, you can (if your codec allows) increase the amount of encoding keyframes added per second/amount of frames per keyframe. Quicktime has an option for this.

 

Bear in mind that some sites, in particular VCP.net, may well have some extra code which preloads FLVs and performs other fucntions - such as smoothing video or removing compression artifacts whilst it is playing.

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How do the pros do it?

 

I found this flash video on the web (link below), and I am amazed at the quality, and how fast it loaded and played fine, with no stutters or choppiness.

The video size is small (444x260), the data rate is high (1000kbps), the frame rate is low (24fps), and it's the less cpu intensive VP6 codec.

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http://www.vudu.com/product_overview.html

 

My question is, how were they able to do this? What kind of program / codec is able to produce such high quality video, while still being able to playback well on a pretty basic computer?

Again, the video size is small (608x352) with a high 1360kbps data rate. The codec for the VUDU clip is also H.264, which will give you much better looking video but sacrifices slower CPU playback through Flash.

 

For Art of the Title, I use QuickTime for playback of H.264 files, since it is MUCH less CPU intensive. I can encode an SD sized file (853x480) at 2200kbps and it can still play on a 2004 1GHz G4 eMac.

 

For high end H.264 encoding take a look at Handbrake.

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