“Better late than never.”
That expression is surely stretched in this case. I spoke at a conference in Corpus Christi, Texas back in April and created a video to run as a promo between sessions. The presentation was made as a Flash projector file to ensure it would play on any PC. After the conference, I was asked if I would provide a web-friendly version. Being five minutes long, it becomes difficult to export it out as a movie from Flash effectively.
The projector piece was 42 MB, far too large to present well online. But, you can always go back into the flash piece and update the compression settings for all the video clips. Going from 1,100 kbps to 400 kbps on the video clips and dropped the SWF from 42 to 20 MB. Still very large but closer to acceptable.
Being a fan of online tools, I finally decided to let blip.tv handle the conversion and streaming aspect (CODECs are always sketchy when handing off video files to other site). But being able to embed the HTML from blip.tv into any site avoids CODEC issues. So here it is, better late than never!
reposted from the iliveisl blog