[thelist] Streaming video

Pavel Dudrenov dudrenov at gmail.com
Mon Oct 18 13:15:07 CDT 2004


Well the dirtyest and the cheapest fix is to try to change the
preloader of the flash file it's self. Instead of strating to play
when 100% is preloaded. Try to start playing at 75% or 50%...... Play
with it. This is by no way perfect, but only the quick fix.


On Mon, 18 Oct 2004 11:45:13 -0600, Chris George <cgeorge at basecorp.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> We have a client that currently has 8 video clips ranging from 5-11 mins
> on their site. The current setup is that it's in Flash (MX) as and
> imported FLV (providing us decent compression, easily-skinnable
> controls, and no additional plugins). However, they're between 6-12mb,
> depending on the length of the clips, and the wait can get very
> annoying, especially on congested DSL connections.
> We're pricing out other options, one of which would be streaming. Our
> host provides some packages, but they're too lightweight for what we're
> looking for. We also have an rfq in to VitalStream, so that's still
> pending.
> My questions are:
> Does anyone recommend streaming?
> Is there a provider that stands out as reliable and full-featured?
> Are there other solutions out there that _aren't_ streaming but that
> would provide us with a similar user experience?
> Any help would be greatly appreciated!
> Chris.
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