Got this 8 minute video which shall be streamed on my website. The file is at the moment mpeg2 725mb sized file. Seems a little bit huge for internet-stream, doesn't it? Never done that before but I noticed that many sites stream to quicktime player. Anyone knows a good (noob)howto do that?
you can upload the video to YouTube or Google video and get the code from the site to embed the video into your site.
I hate Quicktime.
.wmv from windows movie maker is much more compatable to the world at large.
.swf is also a good format choice.
windows movie maker would be easiest if youre running windows xp.
windows movie maker> otpinos > don't make clips (you don't want to edit).
then go import video, and select your file, then go export video, and you can "fit to file size" , or there are options like "email - best quality for best size" stuffs like that. fool around with it, see what ya get. also if you have nero or anything like that you can get the free xvid codec, which also drastically reduces the size (along with atrac3/AC3 ssound codec). another sound encoding is obviously mp3, probly the best one out ther. for now, your best bet is probly windows movie maker (depending on how much RAM, how good ur comp is, it will take ages or 10 secs).
later, if you want to upload it (or stream it) so people can see it on the internet, you need a youtube or google video account (youtube.com/video.google.com). after uploading, send link to friends.
if the file is really that big, and your friends are next door, just burn it and walk man!
if you don't want to do that, you can use the google desktop-based uploader for files 100mb+. then you don't have to convert anything, just upload.