|Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:24 pm Post subject:
using Streaming-Sites like YouTube is a better solution for Bands than hosting on their own.
The most User don't want to download things, they want to stream, to watch immediantly. Also, YouTube is the biggest one, if someone searches for Videos - he'll search YouTube. Everyone knows it, so it's a good solution (also, you can embedd it, even in HD (vimeo can't do this).
If you have a fast connection, than don't bother yourself with converting - just upload it to YouTube, they'll convert it anyway.
If you want to convert for another reason, use the h.264 Codec. Canon DSLRs use them too, but with a large data-stream of 44mbit.
For a good convert, you can use MPEG Streamclip by Squared 5. Use "Export to MPEG4", then use h.264 at 60 oder 70 Percent (just try a bit around, depends on source) and a MPEG4-AAC for sound (because it's about music, 192-256kbits would be nice I think).
You want to deactivate the Interlacing on the right side of the program.
Now, this makes movies small in great quality. If you are on a Mac and own Final Cut Studio, maybe you should use Compressor instead - on a Mac I got better videos with that.
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