[clug-talk] Convert DVD to compressed MPG (or .avi, .mov, .wmv)
evan.cortens at gmail.com
Thu Jun 14 08:48:37 PDT 2007
Yeah, that's what I had initially thought as well... but FFmpeg is
open-source and Flash Video Player is free (Creative Commons License, but
not open source I believe...)... you can go from start to finish in making
the videos without touching an Adobe/Macromedia product (except the Flash
plugin, of course) or Windows (I did all of my work on OS X, actually with
FFmpegX, the OS X port)... Certainly something worth considering, it only
because it makes it much easier on your web visitors...
I should mention also that sometimes FFmpeg generates .flv files without the
appropriate metadata, which can lead to some odd player issues (videos
showing up without progress bars or in the wrong resolution). FLVtool2 (
http://inlet-media.de/flvtool2), a little (cross platform: Linux, Mac,
Windows) Ruby program, can take care of all of that for you... it's very
quick and customizable.
On 6/14/07, peter <webtmc at telusplanet.net> wrote:
> On Wednesday 13 June 2007 6:58 pm, Evan Cortens wrote:
> > Hi Peter,
> > If I can put in my two cents... my preferred way for streaming video
> > the Internet these days is flash video... and I think many web visitors
> > prefer that too. It's so much easier to set up and play, and requires a
> > (cross-platform!) plugin that most people have already.
> > FFmpeg (http://ffmpeg.mplayerhq.hu/) can convert to .flv and a great
> > player for embedding is Flash Video Player (
> > http://www.jeroenwijering.com/?item=Flash_video_Player).
> Hey Evan,
> Hmmmm...I didn't even consider flash because of the proprietory Windows
> software required to make it. I didn't realise there were OS tools to
> make .flv. Thanks. I'll have to look into that some more...
> Peter Pankonin, digitalcrucible
> There are 10 kinds of people in the world,
> those who understand binary, and those who don't.
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