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Old July 6th, 2007, 11:50 AM   #1
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What flash encoder do you guys use to put your clips on the web? im working on a mac. Cheers.
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Old July 6th, 2007, 01:36 PM   #2
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I was pointed to a program called Virtual Hub by Patrick Moreau, and it works great and only costs like $25. However, after MANY problems I finally figured out that I could only get the video to work right if I exported it as native "flv". Do NOT export it as "swf".
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Old July 6th, 2007, 02:35 PM   #3
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I used to use Sorenson Squeeze, and it worked very, very well. But now I have Flash CS3 and just do it in there. For the (arguably) best quality, you'll want to use the on2vp6 compression.

Squeeze is $250 though... not cheap at all. I haven't used anything else.
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Old July 6th, 2007, 04:23 PM   #4
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hi travis, could you give me the link for virtual hub, cant find it. cheers
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Old July 8th, 2007, 02:09 AM   #5
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I apologize. It's actually called Visual Hub, not virtual.

http://www.techspansion.com/visualhub/
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Old July 9th, 2007, 11:10 AM   #6
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Hi Dennis,

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What flash encoder do you guys use to put your clips on the web? im working on a mac. Cheers.
Download and install ffmpeg:

http://homepage.mac.com/major4/

In FCP export your clip as a standalone movie, not a reference movie. (You may want to create a special version of the clip that is watermarked if its going to be public) In ffmpeg choose flv and change the settings to the dimensions you want (I use 400x300), the standard frame rate (29.97 fps), a higher bit rate (I use 500kbps) a better audio quality (I use MP3 at 128kbps and 44.1khz) and you can also set the special options to high quality and two-pass. Take the resulting flv, name it video.flv and pair it with this file:

http://www.eventvideographer.com/flvplayer.swf.zip

Put those two files (swf and flv) into your website with something like this:

<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="400" height="320"
wmode="transparent" data="flvplayer.swf?file=video.flv">
<param name="movie" value="flvplayer.swf?file=video.flv" />
<param name="wmode" value="transparent" />
</object>

If your video.flv dimensions are not 400x300 change the above html to reflect that and add 20 pixels to the vertical number for the playback control graphics.

You're all set and its fast and free...

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