Short QA session.
They are showing comparisons of the same video in different players (austin powers trailer):
- Real Player 225k low badwidth. pretty good quality. (watch scene changes and transitions.) streaming.
- Windows Media Player : pretty good quality. streaming.
- Quicktime : good quality. alittle choppy, good encoding.
- Flash MX : Good quality. low badwidth. comparable to other formats.</UL>
In higher end encoding, the differences between the players become more obvious, with dedicate video players having better quality.
- Flash : fast
- Quicktime : slow</UL>
- Quicktime 4.56 megs
- Windows medi : 4.54 megs
- Flash 4.51 megs
When deciding which video codec to use, dont just think of penetration stats today, but think of where it will be in 6 months to a year.
they are shhowing a seinfeld video player, where you pick a character, and the can choose from a number of clips from the show (george has shrinkage). they keep track of how many videos you have watched. every four videos you watch, you have to watch a commerical (they showed a vw jetta commercial). You can play a new video until the entire commerical has run.
end of session.