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Why flash videos are so much better than YouTube?
Posted by: Dakota
Date: October 12, 2008 09:11PM
Flash videos, the kind embedded in web pages look broadcast like. Why can't YouTube videos look as good?
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Re: Why flash videos are so much better than YouTube?
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: October 12, 2008 09:26PM
YouTube are uploaded by anyone, from any source.
The quality of the source material varies.
Garbage in, garbage out.

And Flash is just the delivery medium.
YouTube uses it as well.





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Re: Why flash videos are so much better than YouTube?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: October 12, 2008 10:54PM
There are tutorials for getting YouTube videos to look good. It needs decent source material. Newer videos sometimes have an option to play in higher quality, and older videos occasionally if the source was decent.

Add this text to the end of the URL for videos without the "high quality" option. It will occasionally give you the option for better quality but it does not always work.

&fmt=18


This is an example of it barely working.
[www.youtube.com]
[www.youtube.com]

The first one is a 9.3 MB FLV file, the second is a 17.4 MB MP4.



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Re: Why flash videos are so much better than YouTube?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: October 13, 2008 12:33AM
I read up on it some more. It looks like the &fmt=XX variable only defines the file format to download the video in. It will not improve the quality if the source material does not support it.



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Re: Why flash videos are so much better than YouTube?
Posted by: wickedsteve
Date: October 13, 2008 06:35AM
Haha, YouTube is flash videos.
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Re: Why flash videos are so much better than YouTube?
Posted by: Dakota
Date: October 13, 2008 09:16AM
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wickedsteve
Haha, YouTube is flash videos.

Dear Ha Ha, you have an answer?
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Re: Why flash videos are so much better than YouTube?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: October 13, 2008 09:45AM
Videos on YouTube are converted to Flash format. Crap in crap out rules always apply, but also keep in mind that YouTube has millions upon millions of videos and users 24/7. This means lots of storage and lots of bandwidth. Higher compression rates = lower quality, but also money saved.
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Re: Why flash videos are so much better than YouTube?
Posted by: wickedsteve
Date: October 25, 2008 11:27AM
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Dakota
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wickedsteve
Haha, YouTube is flash videos.

Dear Ha Ha, you have an answer?

Sorry. actualy they can and sometimes do look that good. And what Mike said, crap in=crap out.
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