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    I need to stream a video consisting of 45 to 60 minutes. what is the best format, given the audience has broadband connection. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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    Actually...I think that's impossible, as the load time would be like 15-20 minutes, even compressed. I dont think its a good idea to even try. Why not make it a download?



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    And it would also be a good idea to seperate it into different sections.. Like:
    How to, This subject, Another subject.. so it's smaller download sizes..
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    Ok, lets say I chopped it down to 20 minutes, what is the best format, I am wondering what is the difference between mpeg1-2 and mpeg3-4. What are some of the tools that are standard and easy to use. Anything else that might be of importance resolving this issue. Thanks.

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    you cant really stream anything longer than a couple minutes. Trust us. Just make it downloadable, or cut it into different chapters/sections.



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    Quote Originally Posted by wizdude
    Actually...I think that's impossible, as the load time would be like 15-20 minutes, even compressed. I dont think its a good idea to even try. Why not make it a download?
    Streaming would only require a few seconds of buffering time.

    I would suggest Windows Media Player. QuickTime isn't popular for streaming and Real is just a POS that fewer people have these days, thankfully.
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    I agree any one who is running windows has windows media player. I would also suggest that you try and break it up into smaller sections if possible.
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    Splitting into sections is definitely a good idea, both for buffering time, user ease, and sanity
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    I wouldn't use Windows Media Player since it is WINDOWS Media Player, therefore no mac or linux capabilily. I don't understand people who use linux and nothing else, but if someone is willing to save up money for a mac, he should be rewarded, not deprived.

    Anyway, I say quicktime. Of course, you can always use multiple (windows and quicktime.)
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