After beating my head against the wall all day yesterday, and months ago when I first built the site for Comedy Central, this was a revelation. I could strip out all my hacks, all the wait-ten-milliseconds-then-call-a-function Rube Goldbergery, and just be done. I feel much cleaner now.
I am right there with you on that. For this client, this job, the issue was that converting to WebM, which must be done on the server, was doubling the time that it took to put a new video on line. For a bunch of impatient New Yorkers, that was simply unacceptable, and using Flash (which they all have installed) was a fine solution.
I initially built this “the right way”, with ffmpeg converting any non-mp4 format videos to mp4 and WebM, and any mp4 videos to WebM. Then to show them, I had a normal
Since the legal and standards department (who have to sign off on every poop joke that gets played on CC, are all billing at $750/hr, and have no interest or understanding of how to use a standard browser or install a plugin) started complaining that they couldn’t see any of the aforementioned jokes, the creative department suddenly discovered that transcoding was an acceptable trade-off after all.
So the new workflow accepts any form of video, converts it to mp4 if it wasn’t already, and shows a
On Jun 28, 2014, at 6:08 PM, DeltaDave wrote:
This isn’t strictly true. Using this with FF30 uses Flowplayer which is a Flash player solution.