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Major info on how to put video on your website!

Postby nannybear » Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:30 am

Grant from the DJ forum has done a great
'how to list" to get video on to your website. This way you are not limited by Presenter. He really covers it all!! Cheers Jan


There are many ways to put video on the web and different tools to help make that happen. There really is a lot of info. I don't think can cover everything in this first post and will probably have to post more later.

I hope you find this information useful.

How to Create Streaming Video
http://www.thedvshow.com/cgi-bin/dvtips ... ?record=39

Tutorial: Shooting Top-Quality Streaming Video—How to Minimize Motion
http://www.streamingmedia.com/article.asp?id=9420
"Excessive motion can ruin otherwise terrific video. From codec to camera to edit, this tutorial tells you how to keep it to a minimum."

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CONVERT YOUR VIDEO FOR THE WEB

You could use something like the freeware STOIK Video Converter (also have Pro version for $ 29) to convert it to the format you need (PC only) http://www.stoik.com/products/svc/

Video / audio encoder freeware (Mac only) http://www.ffmpegx.com/

VirtualDub freeware (PC only) http://www.virtualdub.org/
- recommended by Divx noted below

If you have a little to spend, and what something that is extremely popular, you can buy Apple's Quicktime Pro for $ 30 (Mac and PC) http://www.apple.com/quicktime/pro/

Dr. DivX freeware (Mac and PC) http://labs.divx.com/DrDivX
- can convert most input files including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, VOB, AVI, FLV, MOV, MP4, AVISynth scripts to DivX.

Or, you can buy DivX Pro for $20 (Mac and PC) http://www.divx.com/
"DivX is a digital media format like MP3 for video. DivX technology compresses video to a fraction of its original size for efficient storage on your hard drive and easy sharing online."

AVS Video Converter for $ 40 (PC only) http://www.avsmedia.com/VideoTools/index.aspx

If you want it all then go with Sorenson Squeeze Compression Suite PowerPack 4.5 for $ 550 (Mac and PC) http://www.sorensonmedia.com/pages/?pageID=95
- scroll to bottom of post for FLASH AND MORE for more details on this and another version for just $ 400, including a Flash only encoder for $ 249

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THE UNBELIEVABLE - CONVERT YOUR VIDEO ONLINE - REALLY? - YES!

Convert files without software to download and install on your computer.

Zamzar - Free Online File Conversion http://www.zamzar.com/
- supports conversion between a wide variety of different file formats
- conversion types http://www.zamzar.com/conversionTypes.php

Hey!Watch - Just Encode - Video Encoding Web Service http://www.heywatch.com and their blog http://particle-s.com/
- I have heard about this many times, though have never used it. It is a paid service, but could not find out how much it costs. Apparently you find that out after you register, or sending them an email.

They also have Hey!Spread - Spread Your Videos http://www.heyspread.com/
- allows to send videos to multiple video platforms in one shot.

Hey!Spread supported video networks:
>>> get URLs to the places below here http://heyspread.com/help
- sevenload
- YouTube
- Facebook
- MySpace
- Google Videos
- Yahoo Videos
- Dailymotion
- Blip.tv
- Photobucket
- Metacafe
- Revver
- Veoh
- Vsocial
- Vimeo
- Putfile

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ONLINE VIDEO SHARING SITES

You may have seen websites with videos on them that say YouTube, MetaCafe or Revver. You can do the same by uploading to these sites and using code from the video sharing site to link it into your website. MetaCafe and Revver provide higher quality than YouTube, so you might want to look at those first.

Additionally, you might want to read their current terms and conditions regarding ownership of the videos you upload. For example, currently this is what MetaCafe says regarding uploads to their Producer Rewards program: "Q: Do I still own the rights to my videos? A: Yes, the Producer Rewards contract is non-exclusive, which means you can license the same video to as many different places as you wish. That said, your participation in our Producers Rewards program gives Metacafe a perpetual and irrevocable license to market your video to any other media."

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YOUTUBE http://www.youtube.com/

Help Center
http://www.google.com/support/youtube/?hl=en_US

Uploading Videos to YouTube
http://www.google.com/support/youtube/b ... opic=10524

YouTube accepts video files from most digital cameras, camcorders, and cell phones in the .WMV, .AVI, .MOV, and .MPG file formats.

What's the best format to upload for high quality? + Video
http://www.google.com/support/youtube/b ... opic=10526
We recommend the following settings:
- MPEG4 (Divx, Xvid) format
- 320x240 resolution
- MP3 audio
- 30 frames per second

How do I embed videos on my website or blog?
http://www.google.com/support/youtube/b ... uery=embed

YouTube Encoding for DJTV?
http://www.digitaljuice.com/community_f ... sp?m=69949

Creating MPEG4's for youtube
http://www.digitaljuice.com/community_f ... sp?m=71697

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METACAFE http://www.metacafe.com

MetaCafe http://help.metacafe.com/?page_id=207
- keep it under 8 minutes. Anything longer than that should be entered into their Producer Rewards program http://www.metacafe.com/producer_rewards/faq/

"Items on Metacafe have an ‘Embeddable Player’, allowing you to play the item directly from your blog/website. This feature works with various forums (MySpace, Blogger, Xanga, Friendster) and any other site which allows posting embedded tags (HTML code)." http://help.metacafe.com/?page_id=71

Metacafe Support Help Center - Index
http://help.metacafe.com/?page_id=186

Creating Videos - How and Why?
http://help.metacafe.com/?page_id=154

What is the best format to use when submitting videos to Metacafe?
http://help.metacafe.com//?page_id=157
- When submitting from the Metacafe website: MPG, MPEG, MPE, AVI, WMV, WMF, ASF, M1V, DIVX, MOV, MP4, FLV, 3GP, RM, RMVB, RV and RAM.
- When submitting from the Metacafe pro application: MPG, MPEG, MPE, AVI, WMV, WM, ASF.

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REVVER http://www.revver.com

Revver http://one.revver.com/go/faq
- size restriction of 100MB per file
- accept the following formats: MOV, MPEG, MPG, MP4, WMV, ASF, AVI (including DIVX)
- Upload as many as you like as long as you've created them. There is currently no limit to the number of videos a creator can upload.
- Every video on Revver includes lots of sharing options including "grab codes" in several formats which you can embed in many locations.
- Every video is available in both Flash and Quicktime format.

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MAKE MONEY WITH METACAFE AND REVVER

You can even make money with MetaCafe and Revver.

MetaCafe http://studio.metacafe.com/ -- currently pays $5 per 1,000 page views. But, first you have to hit 20,000 page views to qualify.

Revver http://one.revver.com/go/faq#makingmoney1 -- currently they split ad revenue with you 50/50 based on how many page views your video generates. However, viewers must click on post-roll ads at the end of your video in order for the page view to count towards revenue.

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FLASH AND MORE

Create professional QuickTime, Flash and more video formats.

Sorenson Squeeze Compression Suite 4.5 for $ 400 (Mac and PC)
http://www.sorensonmedia.com/pages/?pageID=2
Formats Supported:
- Windows Media Output
- Flash Output with Sorenson Spark Pro codec
- QuickTime Output
- Real Output
- MPEG-1 Output
- MPEG-2 Output
- MPEG-4 Output
- 3GPP Output
- PSP Output

Sorenson Squeeze Compression Suite PowerPack 4.5 for $ 550 (Mac and PC)
http://www.sorensonmedia.com/pages/?pageID=95
The PowerPack includes the Squeeze Compression Suite, On2 VP6 Pro Plugin and typically a Squeeze 4 Training DVD.
Formats Supported:
- Everything that is supported by the regular compression suite as noted above.
- Flash Output with On2 VP6 Pro Encoder --- see more details below
- Mac users will also receive the Telestream Flip4Mac Windows Media 9 encoder plug-in.

The above pricing was taken from VideoGuys.com http://www.videoguys.com/sorenson.html

If you ONLY want to create professional Flash video for the web you need On2 Technologies Flix Pro for $ 249 (Mac and PC) http://www.on2.com/products/flix/flix-pro/

On2 is "THE" Flash encoder of choice by all the pros. I am sure DJ uses it for the DJTV. On2 is included, as shown above, with the Sorenson PowerPack as the On2 VP6 Pro Plugin.

When creating your Flash video be sure to: 1) create it using two-pass VBR encoding (variable bit-rate) which creates a much higher quality video than the constant bit-rate (CBR) encoding; and 2) create it as a FLV file and not SWF.

Flash has SWF and FLV file formats. When you create a Flash file to include it on your website you can make it a SWF where everything is self contained in that file, such as Flash navigation for websites, Flash buttons, Flash animations and Flash ads on websites. If you want to have a Flash based video you want to use the FLV format in combination with a Flash player. Here the Flash player is a SWF file included / embedded within your website coding and the FLV resides externally from the SWF file. The SWF file references the FLV file that is stored in a folder on your website.

Embedding Flash movies into a web page
-- http://www.jeroenwijering.com/?item=Embedding_Flash
-- http://kino-eye.com/test/flashplayer/test.html

JW FLV Player http://jeroenwijering.com/?item=Flash_Video_Player
- free for noncommercial purposes
- 15 euros for commercial use
- the above URL lists several plugins for blogs, such as one for Wordpress http://mac-dev.net/blog/?p=3

From above URL: "The JW FLV Player (built with Adobe's Flash) can be used standalone, without the need for the Flash authoring tool. The player allows you to show your videos more controlled and to a broader audience than with Quicktime, Windows Media or Real Media. It supports playback of a single Flash video file, RTMP streams or RSS, XSPF and ATOM playlists (with advertisement possibilities), a wide range of flashvars (settings) for tweaking both behavior and appearance and an extensive, documented javascript/actionscript API."

The place for everything about Flash http://www.flashcomguru.com/ and resources and links for Flash video http://www.flashcomguru.com/links.cfm

The site for Streaming Media info http://www.streamingmedia.com/index.asp where I am sure you will find even more info on video for the web.

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EXCELLENT FLASH ARTICLE WITH TUTORIAL

This article tells all and more than I possibly could, so I recommend reading this if you are interested in Flash. You might want to skip ahead to Part 3 for the process and read back to the other parts as necessary.

The Rise of Flash Video, Part 1
Published on October 9, 2006 by Tom Green
http://www.digital-web.com/articles/the ... eo_part_1/

The Rise of Flash Video, Part 2
Published on October 23, 2006 by Tom Green
http://www.digital-web.com/articles/the ... eo_part_2/

The Rise of Flash Video, Part 3 - Tackle your own project with this step-by-step primer
Published on November 27, 2006 by Tom Green
http://www.digital-web.com/articles/the ... eo_part_3/

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BOOKS

A couple of books, and I am sure there are plenty of excellent books out there that other DJ users could recommend.

The Future of Web Video / Storefront, Comments, and Samples
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Postby KellyInAz » Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:42 am

Wow, thanks for sharing this!!
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Postby Barbara_K » Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:55 am

He really does cover it all!! Thanks for posting this Jan.

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Postby MayorG » Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:56 am

This is like having free reign in the candy store GREAT INFO !! TX!!

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Postby Camlork » Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:40 am

Hi Jan

I've been enjoying the posts on this group for some time and have learned that quite apart from dispensing your own wisdom you can always be relied on to point us in the direction of that disensed by others- much appreciated. I shall now pour a glass of wine and learn a little more!

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Re: Major info on how to put video on your website!

Postby debngar » Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:37 am

Jan,

Thanks so much for sharing this source of information.

http://www.digital-web.com/articles/the ... eo_part_3/

I have never been that impressed with what I see displayed on YouTube because of the pixelated video. This says the video quality will look a lot better if the file is processed with two- pass VBR encoding. There is a sample of one-pass and two-pass VBR video found through the link above but it isn't working right now.

http://www.flashvideofaq.com/

Guess I'll have to try it later when the site is fixed

Another thing to put on my list to check out and fiddle with.

Thanks again.

Debbie

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Re: Major info on how to put video on your website!

Postby joey618 » Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:17 pm

thx,
After reading this, I feel that the video world is more than Youtube.

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