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Re: [videoblogging] conventions vs. standards

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
August 22, 2004 | Post #837 | Topic #733

On 21/08/2004, at 5:45 AM, Jay Dedman wrote: > i also dont know what MIMES are. > can PC's create MPEG4's? > Don't remember what MIME stands for but all files delivered online have a MIME type. webservers have a table of mime types, and lots of clients (eg web browsers) also let you set mime types. the mime lets the server/client 'know' what sort of object the data is: html, jpeg, video of a certain type, and so on. so all files delivered online have a mime type associated with them. most of the time you don't have to worry about it, but if a new format arrives, then people have to configure the mime tables on the servers to send the right mime info and also possibly clients too. The server/client knows what mime type to use based on the file suffix, so .mp4 might be video/mp4, it might be video/quicktime, so the discussion at the moment is which one works best without requiring specific software. MPEG 4 can be created on any platform. Remember things like QT are Windows adn Mac so QT pro will produce MPEG4. 3ivx works on both fine. cheers Adrian Miles ................................................................. hypertext.rmit || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/adrian interactive networked video || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog research blog || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/vlog/