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    linked QT woes

    OK I have a QT movie compressed to about 100k, I would love to keep file size small.

    If it is embedded it into the flash movie the swf file is about 2 meg (just the QT movie alone) If I let flash handle the compression to begin with it looks like crap.

    If I try to have it linked I get errors saying the installed version of QT doesn't have a handler for that type of macromedia flash file. (QT6 Pro)

    Anyone have any ideas?
    Last edited by cgolchert; 10-22-2002 at 04:09 AM.

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    Well looking for other options.

    I downloaded the demo of sorenson squeeze, what a turd. The demo doesn't install, it just pops up an error that it can't run a file it didn't uncompress.

    I submitted it to them as a bug.

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    Start with a QT .mov that hasn't been compressed so much. 100k is tiny. Junk in, junk out. A good source file will be at least 2MB per minute (provided you did good intitial compression in the first place). Leave the sound uncompressed on the source and let Flash do the sound compression on export. You'll need to set that in the publish settings of Flash.

    If you don't want to buy Flix or Squeeze you'll have to be happy with the single-pass compression that Flash does on import. Exporting to QT simply makes another QT movie, QT 6 only supports Flash 5 exports.

    In the future, giving specifics about your source materials (size, file size, length, etc) will help us - help you - solve your problems.

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    Yes 100k is tiny but it wasn't a film res movie either. It was a small 180 x 100 or so. The compression was clean using the Sorenson 3 codec. If I use that file flash retains the quality but somehow makes it 2+ meg.



    Oh yeah, I wasn't calling the sorenson demo a turd... just the situation.

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