Solution for large video files

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I'd like to add large video files to my website. What is the best solution for large video files? ( > 500mb) Should they be converted to flash video, quicktime, etc. Thanks in advance.
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My suggestion would be to convert to Flash Video File (.flv) format and use an FLV component such as the built in FLVPlayer component, or make your own player.
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Yeah, I've read that Flash is the best solution for video right now.
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jameson5555 wrote:
Yeah, I've read that Flash is the best solution for video right now.

lol yeah. I'm reading that right now
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It's an extra step or two in saving it to your hard drive though :(
lol
All-in-all flash is the best for its convenience and compression.
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Well the advantage to FLV format is you can do progressive stream, even if you don't have a dedicated streaming server. In a nut shell, the file starts playing nearly immediately and runs with little to no buffering. If you don't believe me check the "snow" animation I have at my company website http://www.alaron-nuclear.com/main.html

That FLV file is nearly 12 megabytes converted from an approximately 65MB .mov file. Think about how long it would take to buffer a 65MB file.

That's why I like this approach.
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Thanks for the advice!!

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