best format for showing movies on sites?

  mco 22:45 01 Mar 2007

Anyone please? Mine range from 2 to about 10 minutes and however I upload the long ones (best fit for broadband wmv) they still take forever to load. Should I use .mov, wmv or - as I've done with some shorter ones, convert them to swf? Avi doesn't seem viewable by some of my 'punters' and is there something essential I'm missing? How do professional sites get theirs to load up so quickly when mine take an age? What would be the best bet for an amateur?

  djbenny 23:39 01 Mar 2007

find a converter and convert them into flash format .flv thn find a player on the netthere is lots of opensource ones out there!

  mco 12:55 02 Mar 2007

I've converted some to flash - but as swf - are you saying flv would load better? As swf they still take an age to load (the ones lasting over ten minutes) and unlike with wmv, there's nothing to say that they are loading - just a blank screen.

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