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#1 HecticRyry

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 08:46 PM

what compressor can you use when uploading videos to the website ?

my files are too large and the format AVI is not very MAC friendly..
what can i do ?
i refuse to shift to PC software such as S.Vegas

thank you
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#2 Cruleworld

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Posted 11 August 2007 - 07:42 PM

AVI, Divx, and WMV are the supported formats

#3 Lionheart

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Posted 11 August 2007 - 08:17 PM

No QT.
Sorry if thats what you had in mind.

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#4 HecticRyry

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 03:55 PM

people i have just used quick time !!!!!!!!!!!!!

from mac to moviestorm using H264 compressor i have now uploaded my quick time video to website !!!

hell yer thats what im talking about !

p.s download QT if you want to watch it
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#5 bengarrett1971

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 09:35 AM

Hi,

On the website we embed either the Quicktime player (for QT files) or Windows Media Player (for all other file types).

The player is sized such that the area the movie is played in is 427 pixels by 240 pixels (which a third of the width and height of movies rendered by Moviestorm).

I hope this helps!

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#6 HecticRyry

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 09:00 PM

thanks for the advice ,

all should be good now... can get on with making more movies
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#7 reanimator666

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 08:32 PM

Hi,

Newby question time. Any help would be very much appreciated.

I have completed my first ever machinima movie, made in MovieStorm, edited in Edius and now I'd quite like to upload it.

So, what I'm after is chapter and verse on the required format(s). The major questions are, what AVI codecs can I use and which are preferable and what settings(where applicable)?

I know the delivered size is 426/7 X 240.

What audio formats are acceptable and what is preferred? I.e codecs and bitrates?

Once I've converted what I have into a suitable format, how do I upload it?

All help and advice would be most welcome.


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#8 Ben_S

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 12:42 PM

Hello,
I'm not sure that it matters very much which audio and video codec you use, provided people can watch it.

Keeping to the resolution Ben Garret pointed out (427x240) would seem sensible, as that is what it will be played at on the website.

I know very little about audio or video bitrates, and would sugest using something you are happy with, and see if it works. And if it seems to work particularly well, please tell us, so that we can better answer such questions in the future.

The uploading process:
Make sure you are logged into the website
Go to the movies tab, then the Upload a new Movie link
It is a 3 stage process
First put in some details about your movie
Second upload a poster
Third upload the movie file
- this can be done using either the java applet which uploads your movie, and doesnt display very well if you use large fonts
- or using an html based form
- it can take a while, if your movie is large; most internet connections have a much better download than upload speed.

Once you have it uploaded, I would sugest getting the url for it (so you can link to it from the forums). Note that the initial url when you first upload the movie doesnt work later, so the best way to get the url is probably using the movie upload history.
- Go to the Movies tab, then click the movie upload history button
- Select your new movie, probably the most recent one uploaded
- copy the url from the url bar in your browser
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#9 reanimator666

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 03:52 PM

Hi Ben,

Thanks for the response.

As you can see, I found something that worked.

http://www.moviestor...eServlet?id=154

I tried a load of different permutations in Canopus ProCoder Express before I found one that kept the aspect ratio correct and gave me the size. The quality could still be better. When I have time I'll experiment with the full version of Procoder and see if I can improve it.

Might be worth noting that PCxpress will only allow 426X240 but this doesn't seem to cause problems. If I'm doing the math correctly it should be 426.666 anyway.

Thanks for the "copying the url" tip. I'll do that in future.
Rob

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