[thelist] Whizzvids - your opinions please

Ornstein, Ian IanOrnstein at NC.SLR.com
Wed Jun 6 15:17:53 CDT 2001

The part I like best is that the whole file is downloaded
before it starts which eliminates those anoying buffing pauses
on MSMediaPlayer.

Ian Ornstein - Programmer and Web Developer
IBM Global Services, Global AMS Delivery
(704) 509-8022 

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From: martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com
[mailto:martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2001 6:31 AM
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Subject: [thelist] Whizzvids - your opinions please

Memo from Martin P Burns of PricewaterhouseCoopers

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Can people have a look at

and tell me what you think.

Whizzvids is an applet-based video codec which appears
to do reasonable compression (the company claims that
the full version of the Harvey Keitel ad on that page is
about 3MB for a 480x360 movie), so users don't need
a plugin.

The limitations seem to be:
* It's Win/IE only
* It doesn't stream - you have to wait for the whole movie.

Is the compression reasonable/better|worse than Real/QT?


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