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Old August 30th, 2005, 10:53 AM   #1
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How does one go about making a video that would download progressively as it is being played out? Much like how Quicktime previews work on but I'm using Windows Media Encoder and Media Server.

I can't seem to run WME with stability. It always crashes during rendering.

Can TmpGenc do it?
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Old August 30th, 2005, 07:45 PM   #2
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There are a number of questions that come to mind. First, why are you interested in progressive download video, when you have access to a Windows Media Server? Progressive downloading video won't help fix the problem with the Windows Media Encoder crashing, unless you switch to a different format, such as RealMedia, in which case your Windows Media Server is worthless.

So, do you want to stick with Windows Media? If so, can you output directly from your NLE to the Windows Media format, thus bypassing WME?

If for some reason you can't, or you were given the video by another person to encode, then perhaps the reason WME crashes is due to corruption in the video itself. Or perhaps you need to uninstall and reinstall WME.

Since you have the Windows Media Server you would probably want to stick with Windows Media format. That is what I would probably recommend, anyway.

If you don't want to stay with Windows Media, then you could try RealMedia or QuickTime. All you pretty much have to do to make a progressive download with any of these three formats is render them out (whether from your NLE or a standalone encoder, such as Canopus ProCoder) and put them up on a normal http web server.

As far as I know TMPGEnc is purely an MPEG-2 encoder. MPEG-2 is not a Web streaming format.

Let us know what route you want to go, and we can give more specific advice.
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Old August 31st, 2005, 07:21 AM   #3
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You have more than likely some computer related problem. I am using WME for almost two years now posting mostly audio but sometimes also video on my church website. About three month ago I also started live transmissions, and I NEVER had any problems with the software.

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