View Full Version : Optimising quicktime for web

16th August 2004, 08:46 PM
Hey VJ's

I've got a 3min 40sec video I'd like to embed into a webpage.

I've tried a few different export settings, but can't seem to get the file as small as i'd like but with decent quality.

I know i can use divx etc... but i'd like it to be able to play from quicktime, and to be a web standard. I'd hopefully like to get the video below 10 meg...

What settings can i use to get the best quality with the smallest filesize?

16th August 2004, 08:52 PM
Try Cinepak at about medium compression.

But I would more highly recommend 3ivX with a link to download the codec next to the movie link. Much better results, much better compression.

[EDIT] I take that back Disko. Cinepak is shit ;) Try exporting it as an MPEG-4 file - that should do the trick.

16th August 2004, 10:14 PM
it also depends on how good the quality you want. and old QuickTime player you want to support.

If the quality is not that important, Sorenson is a good format.

16th August 2004, 10:53 PM
Play with all the quicktime codecs till you get what you want. Might take a while, but hey, at least you get it the way you like it... I've gotten a 25 minute video down to seven megs at a decent compression level, so who knows.

Anyone seen that 15 minute animation they got down to 64Kbytes??? (NO JOKE)... mad... talk about compressing compression!

16th August 2004, 11:43 PM
meh. i got sick of waiting - so i used a default setting. :)

thanks guys. I also found this page (http://www.inc.com/articles/2001/07/23376.html) & this page (http://www.apple.com/quicktime/tools_tips/) helpful.