What's the best QuickTime file format?

As HTML5 progresses, is the .m4v file format the best to use for QuickTime movies embedded in websites?


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The file-type extension is largely a product of the software you use to compress your video. More important by far than the filename is the actual compression algorithm used (the CODEC) for the video and audio. If you follow these preferences, you will be happiest:

For Safari, MobileSafari, Android, Firefox on Windows, and IE 10 or greater:

  • H.264
  • AAC
  • ~1600kbps data rate (advanced settings in QuickTime 7 Pro MoviePlayer)

For Chrome and Opera:

*WebM (default settings in Miro Encoder)

Between those two, you should be all set. Oh, and make a poster frame in JPG format.

Walter

On May 2, 2014, at 12:24 PM, Robert wrote:

As HTML5 progresses, is the .m4v file format the best to use for QuickTime movies embedded in websites?


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Okay, I get how to convert the .m4v file to H.264 (or AAC) and WebM. Two questions:

[1] How do I embed both the H.264 and WebM files into Freeway Pro? Do I have two clickable icons (one marked H.264, one WebM) or does FWP know which to pick based on the browser being used?

[2] Should I also include the .m4v file in case someone is using an iPad or iPhone?

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On May 2, 2014, at 1:12 PM, Robert wrote:

Okay, I get how to convert the .m4v file to H.264 (or AAC) and WebM. Two questions:

[1] How do I embed both the H.264 and WebM files into Freeway Pro? Do I have two clickable icons (one marked H.264, one WebM) or does FWP know which to pick based on the browser being used?

In the Video element (what you get when you drag a movie into an HTML5 page in Freeway Pro) you will see multiple source pickers in the Inspector’s third tab. Use these to populate the multiple formats. When the page is viewed in a browser, only the first format that the browser finds acceptable will be downloaded and displayed.

[2] Should I also include the .m4v file in case someone is using an iPad or iPhone?

Again, the file-type extension is a meaningless artifact here. m4v has nothing to do with iOS. H.264 and AAC is the only thing that matters. The file itself may have various different file extensions, and it will still work. Way more than you wanted to know here: MPEG-4 Part 14 - Wikipedia

Walter

Robert


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Does ScriptyLIghtbox 2 support WebM files? Is there a better way to show an HTML5 movie than opening a new window?


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Not directly. What you need to do is put together an HTML 5 Video container on an otherwise entirely blank page, and tuck the video into the top-left corner of the page. Then link to that page from ScriptyLightbox, and you will see it in an iframe.

Walter

On May 7, 2014, at 7:42 PM, Robert wrote:

Does ScriptyLIghtbox 2 support WebM files? Is there a better way to show an HTML5 movie than opening a new window?


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