I am building a website for a musician who wants to sell his own MP3 files via his website. I want to use a 30 second sample file for users to get a taste of the track before they purchase - in a similar way to the iTunes store. What is the best universal format for my preview files so that all users (mac and pc) can listen to a sample before they decide to purchase?
I thought of Quicktime initially but I want some other opinions ideas before I commit to converting the 30?+ files
Sometime around 16/11/08 (at 06:33 -0500) lfcredbird7 said:
What is the best universal format for my preview files so that all
users (mac and pc) can listen to a sample
MP3, definitely. QuickTime handles that fine on Macs and Windows
Media Player handles that on Windows. Why complicate things with a
format that demand a specific player?
You might want to consider providing longer low-bitrate samples
instead of 30-sec clips, or perhaps blend in a radio DJ-like
voiceover announcing the artist and track title part-way through the
song. Just a couple of alternative suggestions in case that’s of
i did something like it to, did it all in the wonderfull qt and mp3 but the world is still full of idiots who actualy use the internet, and have to buy the stuff you put on the shop, and can’t find the plugins…on their pc…
and so my customer, got back to me… time afther time…telling me her customers could not see, hear her samples… so…
i got tiered of ‘teaching’ my customers the mac-way…
so i did it in swf files and a swf vieuwer, ( vertical moon) even has a play-stop-etc. button…