Video Problem

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Re: Video Problem

Postby Mike » Mon, Apr 23 2007, 10:01 AM

Jeff wrote:But actually, what I did was take your original file, which was around 145MB and I transcoded it into a WMV file that is only about 24MB. That is what I uploaded to Google video. Now Google does still transcode it again, and that took it down to about a 7MB FLV file.


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Save your video as a WMV file (Jeff, what settings/compression did you use for the WMV?)
Then upload to google.

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Re: Video Problem

Postby TheBigKiteGuy » Mon, Apr 23 2007, 07:23 PM

Is there a reason why Google and not YouTube, or just a matter of personal preference?
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Re: Video Problem

Postby Jeff » Mon, Apr 23 2007, 07:45 PM

TheBigKiteGuy wrote:Is there a reason why Google and not YouTube, or just a matter of personal preference?

Just a preference, I guess. I've used both, and they're not that dissimilar.

But there are features on Google that I like a bit better.

1. If you want to keep a video private, on Google you just have it excluded from search results, so the only way a person can view it is to know the exact URL of the video. On YouTube, making a video private just means that only your "friends" can view it, but they still have to have accounts and log on. With Google, I can simply give my aunt the link to see a video, she clicks, it plays...no sign on.

2. When you embed a YouTube video on a web page, you get a YouTube watermark in the lower corner. Google keeps their brand off the picture, and just on the edge of the player.

3.You can link directly to a point in time on a Google video by adding time to the end of the URL.
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Re: Video Problem

Postby Jeff » Mon, Apr 23 2007, 08:04 PM

Mike wrote:
Jeff wrote:But actually, what I did was take your original file, which was around 145MB and I transcoded it into a WMV file that is only about 24MB. That is what I uploaded to Google video. Now Google does still transcode it again, and that took it down to about a 7MB FLV file.


Did you catch that Hector?
Save your video as a WMV file (Jeff, what settings/compression did you use for the WMV?)
Then upload to google.


Here's the settings I used...

WMV file
video data rate, 512 kbps, 1 pass, constant bitrate.
Quality setting, 75% (I don't know if all software has a quality setting)
640x480
25 frames per second (to match the original file)
Deinterlaced
Audio, 128kbps 44 kHz stereo
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