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    FLASH MX & Tonnes of VDOs - Do-able?

    Hi
    Anyone have experience with Video and Flash MX?

    I'm producing a CDROM Presentation which will eventually have approximately 1hour of videos embedded and possibly another 30 minutes of voiceover audio.

    I know Flash MX handles video but is it stable enough to handle so much video and audio?

    Anyone care to share some thoughts/advice?

    Or should i play safe and go with Director (which will be a more expensive option on my end)

    Thanks for your help.

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    The tool for that would definetely be director, specially if u really need to play it safe, 1hr of video its a lot, using mx to deliver cdroms its not an easy task, a lot of things are involved.
    However i dont know if its 1hr straight video, or audio, that might give u different possibilities, ie: if u use the video as small movies, like 5mn then 2 and so on u might be able to pull it off, ive done it many times but no more then a few minutes of video, it will also depend on the machines capabilities, ram, the video size, quality, etc.
    So if u give more info, maybe we can tell u some ideas.

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    Thanks DevilDude.

    It's not a continuous 1 hour piece. Its a collection of interviews with some boring ass suits. i'm guestimating each to be anything from 5-20 minutes.

    Thinking about one main exe presentation that calls for external swfs that have the individual videos. Whaddaya think? Do-able?

    Guestimating also - 320x240px, 15 frames/sec at 80% quality.
    Your valued opinion.

    Thx in Advance

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    Guestimating also - 320x240px, 15 frames/sec at 80% quality.

    I would start from there, i wouldnt reccomend more then 320x240 u should work with the less possible information if you dont want the cd to skip frames trying to keep up, i think the average size for a sec should be around 600 kb, both sound and video.
    R u using the audio unlinked from the video?

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    "R u using the audio unlinked from the video?"
    Erhmm. Never considered that option. Is that better?
    Smaller file size??
    Won't the A/V syncing be a huge bother?

    thx

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    Nah, i just thought u had the "suits" voices apart.

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    Hi.
    Check out this tutorial:
    http://www.wildform.com/tutorials/cd

    jb
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    Thanks J_B
    Will have a look at that.

    Someone just reffered to me JMovie by Flash Jester regarding my question in another forum.

    Any experience or comments on "JMovie"?

    Cheers DevilDude.

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    There are a bunch of tools out there for this kind of thing, it really depends on how much interactivity you need. Either way, I would recommend using Director or other QT compatible compiler for production.

    Just keep in mind, you'll have install the QT player on your viewers systems. The advantage of Flash is that the plugin is in the Projector. If you go with Flash, I would recommend using stitching for such long videos. Sorenson's stitching process is the way go if you do.

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