I have a number of videos that I want to be viewable on a page, and since there seem to be a number of ways to accomplish this with different advantages and disadvantages, I was hoping someone could give me some advice.
I would like to have some thumbnail buttons that people could click to select what they want to watch, and then have each video open in the same player, rather than have all the different videos in different players spread down a long page. Ideally the player would be embedded in the page, but I’ve also seen people have a player open in a separate small window, which would also be okay.
Also, what are the benefits or disadvantages of linking to videos that are hosted through vimeo, rather than on your own server?
Finally, is there a preferred size, resolution, bitrate, and codec for video on the web? Every site I’ve looked at on this question seems to have different answers.
You might want to try ScriptyLightbox 2, it’s a much-simplified
version of the original, and it will upload the video along with
setting up the thumbnail image. It also allows you to have movies of
more than one size on a page, because each one gets its own geometry
setting, unlike ScriptyLightbox, where you only get one set of
dimensions per page.
On Feb 28, 2011, at 9:48 AM, linus bern wrote:
I just found the scriptylightbox action, and that seems like it
might answer a few of my questions.