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By Lucas Gonze | Lucas Gonze <lgonze@...> | lucas_gonze
June 26, 2004 | Post #140 | Topic #140

This is a general comment for the sake of starting a conversation about file formats. There are four, WMV, mpeg, Real and mov. The three proprietary formats have limited support outside of their dedicated rendering tools, WMP for WMV, Real for Real, QuickTime for mov. mpeg is supported by all video renderers as far as I know. I don't know enough to compare video quality and compression. Open standards are a very good thing for bloggish collaboration. My guess is that mpeg video is more likely to be watched than any of the other formats, and more likely to lead to a healthy collaborative environment. Real is the format I've used the most. In my experience, SMIL support is Real's edge. Real's video format is nothing special. - Lucas