[thelist] Streaming video

Cheryl Ash cheryla at labx.com
Tue Oct 19 08:05:25 CDT 2004

There is a program called Cleaner which can compress video very well.
Flash does stream but you might get better results with different file
formats or different codecs.

Here is the Cleaner web site; I am pretty sure it's available on Mac or


Cheryl Ash

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[mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Chris George
Sent: October 18, 2004 12:45 PM
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Subject: [thelist] Streaming video

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

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!


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