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Old 02-07-2007, 05:54 PM   #1
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How do I put a quicktime video on my site using DreamWeaver? I'm a 3D animator and I want to put some of the stuff that I've done on my site in a youtube style where the videos are visible and you just click play to start them. I've gotten them on my site but they all start playing automatically when the page opens. Also I don't know much about creating websites, would it be better for me to just have a link to the video?

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Old 02-08-2007, 12:06 AM   #2
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The currently accepted way to handle video content on a page is to use a Flash movie with controllers rather than QT. These are often refered to as FLV files (.flv), with several different utilities for creating these Flash files. See Wikipedia.

A good demonstration page of FLV is http://www.flashvideofaq.com/

DreamWeaver, as you would expect, is very good at including Flash on a web page.

   
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Old 02-08-2007, 01:16 AM   #3
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I recently did this for the first time for a client who wanted a (rather pixellated!) movie clip of skiing for their new web site. I uploaded the movie to YouTube and it was automatically converted to Flash for me after a few hours: you just need to copy the HTML they give you into the page to get it to show. There are controls to start and stop it: it doesn't play automatically.

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Old 02-08-2007, 05:10 PM   #4
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Thanks a lot for the suggestions. My videos were too big for YouTube. I tried one other way that some one suggested but that didn't work either. I have flash. Can I just open the quicktime file in flash and save it as an flv? I'll give that a try.
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Old 02-09-2007, 04:33 AM   #5
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Is this site your work? It looks really good.

I do see that the YouTube quality is not so great, but it does present the experience in an active way.
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TCan I just open the quicktime file in flash and save it as an flv? I'll give that a try.
I'm told buy my local Flasg guru that it's not quite that easy and needs a good knowledge of actionscript. There are tools available to convert QT to FLV, one of which, Flash Video Studio, has been recommended.

I use SwishVideo for converting mpeg files to flv - and just found that it, too, can import QT movies, although I have not tried that.

   
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Thanks: the design is mine, but the clients are now in charge of the content, hence the rather messy photos they added on the front page!
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Old 02-25-2007, 12:48 PM   #8
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I rerendered my stuff and put it on youtube. It worked perfectly. Thanks for the tip. If you want to check them out their at www.jacobcunningham.com
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Old 02-25-2007, 12:55 PM   #9
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Default thanks and I don't know web but I know 3D

Thanks for all the help. I did finally get the videos on my site to work by uploading them to youtube. I'm really thankful for all the tips. I feel bad that I can't really contribute to this forum not knowing anything about websites so I wanted to say that I do know a little about 3D (I use Alias Maya). In case anyone has any questions. I may be able to help.
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