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This presentation describes some of the issues associated with embedding video in web pages

This presentation describes some of the issues associated with embedding video in web pages

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  • 1. Multimedia in web design EN6482 Week 8 Tutorial
  • 2. Embed or link the media? Click here to view or download video
  • 3. A standard video for the internet?
    • Microsoft: Windows media (.wmv)
    • Apple: Quicktime movies (.mov)
    • Realplayer: Real media (.rm, .ra, .rv)
    • Mpeg: towards a standard
    • Adobe: Flash video (.flv) - the emerging standard, used by players like Youtube
  • 4. So there are different video file types, so what?
    • … so sharing video between computer users who use different operating systems (Windows, Macintosh, Linux) and different media players can get tricky
    • For example, if your video is in Quicktime format you won’t be able to play it using Windows Media Player
  • 5. Adoption by internet users
    • Today, Adobe can claim that the Flash Player is on 97.3% of all of the internet-enabled computers in use today. Microsoft’s Windows Media Player is on 83% of computers, QuickTime is on about 66%, and Real is hovering at 56%.
    • Green, 2006, retrieved from http://www.digital-web.com/articles/the_rise_of_flash_video_part_1/
  • 6. A basic process
  • 7. So what do I need to know?
    • Linking to the media
      • Requires a knowledge of html, or how to create hyperlinks with a html editor
    • Embedding the media
      • Using Youtube (basic)
      • Using Dreamweaver (intermediate)
        • Flash video, Quicktime, Windows Media
  • 8. Some useful resources
    • Video editing
    • Video Spin - a free video editor for Windows that can output directly to .flv
      • http://videospin.com/
    • Flash video encoding (both shareware)
    • For Windows: Riva
      • http://www.rivavx.com/index.php?encoder&L=3
    • For Mac: VisualHub
      • http://www.techspansion.com/visualhub/
    • On embedding media using Dreamweaver:
      • The Rise of Flash Video Part 2 by Tom Green
      • http://www.digital-web.com/articles/the_rise_of_flash_video_part_2/

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