3436 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: May 12, 2010 2:22 PM by Wyodor
I have the same issue
I was wondering whether to switch from .flv to H264 / mov formats - i want the widest compatibility.
Flash seemed universally supported, but unless from YouTube flash does not stream to iphones / ipads / etc.
So I made a vid, exported from QTPro posted it in Apple format and it plays fine on pure Apple kit (Mac pro and Safari - or iphone ipad) but NOT on a mac running other browsers i.e. Chrome or Firefox - nor very well on any PC
I am pretty sick of this format war over online video - it is prejudicing the success of my fledgling business and has wasted a lot of my time.
I publish all my movies in .m4v file format. Either with QTPro/X "Save for Web" or from iMovie or straight to .m4v in QTPro/X.
Some I convert to to and from flv/wmv with VisualHub/iSquint.
And wmv made on a PC I either convert on a PC with [Format Factory|http://www.formatoz.com> or on a Mac as described above.
They are displayed in Flash Video players, QuickTime and HTML 5.
And you don't need .flv or wmv. Flash/Silverlight players support .m4v files.
Same movie, multiple displays.
And with the advent of HTML 5 I use OGG audio and video.
I explore all the possiblities and pick the one that suit my needs.