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Old January 3rd, 2008, 02:57 PM   #1
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Divx and QuickTime vs. MySpace (compression/codec wars!)

Here's an example of DivX and MySpace:

http://www.904am.com/journal.php#385. You'll need the free Divx player to view it.

Now, here's a QuickTime movie, and the MySpace version.

MySpace is king, because of the amount of people you can attract. But obviously, quality wins out in many ways.

Just wanted to share.

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Old January 3rd, 2008, 05:27 PM   #2
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The quality on that Divx file is excellent. Too bad it isn't as ubiquitous as flash.

For me, MySpace videos take several minutes to actually start up, if they start up at all, and it seems to attract less traffic than YouTube. I'm curious as to why you chose MySpace over YouTube?

The Stage6 link on your website directs me to MySpace for some reason.
I wish I could watch your film on a television, these little thumbnail size videos aren't doing it justice!

You know how Apple has their deal with YouTube for the iPhone? What if Comcast, DirectTV, or another major TV provider struck a deal with YouTube or MySpace to have an on-demand video browser through the set-top boxes already in millions of homes? I wonder if that's possible...
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 06:08 PM   #3
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Chris,

The links are all fixed on my site. I chose MySpace because of my presence on there. YouTube is next. I hate the quality on both, but oh, well.

Flash is next on my list, but it's web-only; I can do a lot of great stuff with QuickTime and DivX.

Like many of my friends and colleagues, for 1080i/p, we downsize to 600 x 338 in Final Cut Pro.

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