Thursday, September 28, 2006

flv video

Create progressive-downloading Flash videos:

" The easiest way to encode the video is with ffmpeg (available through Fink) with something along the lines of:
ffmpeg -i movie.dv -f flv -r 12 -me full -subq 5 -mbd 1 -b 150 -qmin 2 -qmax 31 -s 360x240 -acodec mp3 -ar 11025 -ab 16 -ac 1 video.flv
This will create a Flash video with settings of 12fps, 360 by 240 pixels, 150 video bitrate, and a 16 bitrate mono audio track. Now to make the Flash video support progressive downloading in all the major browsers, we need flvtool2. Once installed, run the following command:
flvtool2 -u video.flv"

(Via macosxhints.)

Thats a great hint for creating the videos. But how do you view flv videos, outside the browser? I've been using vlc, but its a poor experience. You can't forward/back in VLC. Is their another flv player for OSX? How about Linux?

Mozilla and hypocrisy

Right, but what about the experiences that Mozilla chooses to default for users like switching to  Yahoo and making that the default upon ...