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How do I make the video load faster

by lazyguy504 / April 18, 2005 9:49 AM PDT

Ok, I just put a 50 second video on my website. It is 7.5 megabytes, and it plays good when viewing the website. The problem is, it takes a good 3 minutes before the video fully loads, and this is with comcast internet. Is there anyway using HTML, or doing something to the video, to make it load faster for website viewers. My main concern is people with slower computers/internet that wish to view the video.
Any help is greatly appriciated.

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make it smaller
by slim___shady / April 18, 2005 10:31 AM PDT

7.5mb is way too big. if it is like 640x480 make it like 320x240 or smaller

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Re: How do I make the video load faster
by bctinc / April 28, 2005 10:34 PM PDT


I manage a few school PTA website and publish some video of special student events. One video recently was about three minutes and thirty seconds in length and about 37MB MPEG. I converted it to WMV which took about 12MB and created a webpage to download either.

The MPEG is for older Macintosh machines whereas the WMV is for Windows.

I tried the Quicktime publish but the file came out to 127MB or so! Yikes!

Until you get a streaming media server, there's no other way other than download to browser or fake-out the HTTP response header to download/save the media first and then the user plays-back on their own.

Good luck!

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