What is the best format to use for video?

by matthewd 2 replies
I put a few videos up yesterday and had some emails saying that they didn't work. I did them in .MOV and they worked fine on my computer in Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome... so I am not sure why they didn't work for others.

I ended up putting them on Youtube and embedding them b/c I figured that would hold me over until I can get something else figured out.

Generally, what is the best format to use if you want to embed a video into your site?
#main internet marketing discussion forum #format #video
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Robertson
    Originally Posted by matthewd View Post

    I put a few videos up yesterday and had some emails saying that they didn't work. I did them in .MOV and they worked fine on my computer in Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome... so I am not sure why they didn't work for others.

    Generally, what is the best format to use if you want to embed a video into your site?
    Hi Matt,

    I would prefer to use Quicktime movies (.mov) but unfortunately many Windows users have problems with them. I don't know whether it's Windows at fault or the Windows users just haven't updated their Quicktime software. The folks who can't play the Quicktime movies naturally think it's Apple's fault :rolleyes:

    You'll get fewer complaints if you use Flash video and the quality is almost as good - if you encode the Flash video properly.

    Steve R.
    R.A.M. Video
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    Thanks a lot Steve!

    Re-coding into Flash right now.
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