As a Technology Consultant, I am constantly searching for more efficient ways to distribute videos over the web. Everyone is aware of YouTube, and Blip.tv is becoming increasing popular thanks to Flocast. These 2 are based on Flash video.
Now, thanks to Tim Linden, I am trying another way.
You can watch the video directly, or the reader has the option of viewing it on their local Windows Media Player. Of course, the reader has the chance to save it later for off-line viewing.
With Windows Movie Maker and Windows Media Player’s, the highest resolution is 720×480 at 2060kbps bit rate. Most of the crappy videos out there are 320×240 resolution with a 384kbps bit rate, and even worse when you try to zoom the view to 200%.
Firefox users will require the Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin.
I will use the 2007 Harry Jerome Mens 100m as an example.
This video is hosted on Blip.tv in a 640Ã—480 resolution:
If you are reading this via a RSS feed or my email subscription serice, you can download the software and view the Flash Video (FLV) file using FLV Player from Softpedia.
This is using Tim Linden’s WordPress video plugin:
Let me know what you think.