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 PC. http://www.discreet.com/products/cleaner/cleaner6/ Cheryl Ash -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Chris George Sent: October 18, 2004 12:45 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org 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 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. -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !