FLV? (Yeah I know, but ...)

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Philipp Lenssen, Sep 29, 2003.

  1. I'm developing for a website where there's currently 3 video formats
    for every video: Real, Quicktime, and Windows Media Player/ WMV.
    (Quicktime to support Mac, WMV for Windows, Real for I don't know what.)
    The overhead of producting all these versions should be reduced, and
    we're now pondering FLV -- Movies in Flash 6+.

    Now, my questions, and I'd greatly appreciate any help:
    1. Is FLV "good"? (Good user-base, reliable future, good quality)
    2. What could be another alternative to support a large userbase with
    the minimum possible video formats? (E.g. I almost think Realplayer
    support doesn't add much support for systems, but I could be wrong.)
    3. Any other comments...?

    We will check quality and download-time of FLV ourselves of course but
    I kind of want to get a "feeling" for this format, since I don't find
    much coverage of it online. In the meantime, we might set-up a system
    to track how many people on our website support Flash 6+.
    Philipp Lenssen, Sep 29, 2003
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