Thanks for your feedback! The sample of Smooth is exactly what I am looking for. The only problem is indeed that after closing my browser crashes.
Perhaps a suggestion for EP to look at when releasing TW 5.0 (with flash application possibility as menyioned in earlier thread)
Hope something is found for this crashing problem as I find that the build-in movie feature is great for i.e. educational tours.
Quote: Originally posted by rfh12002 on July-28-2009
Sorry Smooth all I get is the video viewer looking all white and an obvious attempt being made to load something...
Not sure why you had this problem it appears to work for others? Maybe a bandwidth thing?
Anyway, you can see that the wrapper/container.swf file is calling the movie.flv file from the root directory. It's just a pity closing the pop-up image/swf crashes the browser. My tests show if it is a normal .swf file the crash issue doesn't exist.
(a dedicated server or streaming service comes at a cost which can turn to be quite expensive since it's related to the data transfered to the user)
If you have a dedicated server (which is better than a shared server in that specific case of video since you can have fluctuations of the performance of your website) you should go for a format which ensures most of the people can play it :
use h264 480x270 at 512kbit rate maximum.
This format ensures you get the best quality and that it can be played back on most machines with a regular dsl connection)
The video will play smoothly and there is a minimum wait at the beginning of the stream.