Best settings for streaming

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Hi all

I edit training webinars which we then have available  for streaming, download as well as writing to DVD. However I find that the settings I use render huge files, and I was oto reduce size without losing quality

What I am using at the moment is - WMV, Insert into HTML, size 1000pixels wide

The reason I am using this is that I then use this file for streaming, and then copy just the WMV out to create a download link, that way not having to render twice

so far this is working good, but it just gives me huge files

I was looking at the possibility to render to MP4 inserted into a HTML file, but it shouts at me that  need to download Quicktime. That in itself is not a problem, but my client base are accountants and auditors, they could not be bothered with downloading stuff they do not use on a regular basis, ..... But I will try it and see if it is a better option and then just give them a link to download Quicktime  for free


any other bright ideas?

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Joe Morgan

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Drop the Quicktime player in a hurry. It's the player you need to get rid of and even the US Government recommends that you do so. Read this alert link.https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA16-105A

There is a way to install some of the missing codecs that Camtasia need in order to  edit many MOV videos.
The steps to do this are outlined in this tutorial I created a couple of days ago.
It focuses on Corel Video Studio initially but Camtasia and Premiere Elements are part of the mix. The removal of Quicktime effect literally every video editing program that you can run on Windows with
regards to MOV videos.
The problem is that the player connects to the internet and is no longer updated by
Apple. In my mind Apple has thrown a lot of people under the bus but that's a different story altogether.
The key is fully uninstall QuickTime first and reinstall the codecs using the newest version of QuickTime available.
Regards, Joe

I don't have any streaming advice for you as I never do it myself.

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Just a quick LMAO on the statement about "The US Government says so".

Generally speaking, many regard government claims such as this to be suspect. Not saying that I disagree, only that I find it humorous and along the lines of "I'm from the government. I'm here to help!". ;)

Happy Friday all... Rick :)
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That's a dangerous and reckless opinion. Keep right on using the QuickTime player if you wish.

You shouldn't suggest to others that the Government is pulling our legs on this one or the advice is suspect.

Oh, and by the way. Apple has made the same recommendation.

Regards, Joe
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Rick Stone

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LOL, you must have overlooked the meter...

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It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.  { George Washington }

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That's a dangerous and reckless opinion. Keep right on using the QuickTime player if you wish.
agree ,,,,,

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Ok guys Thanks for the input, but  If you read what I wrote, I would prefer to render out as WMV because it is easier for my client base, so any constructive advice please? I was bitten a few times to many to mess with unnecessary downloads and installs, especially with sound stuff
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I don't understand why Camtasia has so few options with regards to changing the quality settings when outputting a WMV file.
That being said I would contact tech support and see if they know a way to get around those limitations. They may have an alternative approach that will serve your needs as well.

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The main reason I responded to this thread initially was to warn you of the dangers that are now associated with the QuickTime Player. 

I did this because you wrote ..... But I will try it and see if it is a better option and then just give them a link to download Quicktime  for free.

That option has the potential to create problems for your clients. I just wanted you to be aware of it. 

Apple dropped support just last month and did little to nothing to warn anybody. This has put the vast majority of the population at risk in my opinion.

 Regards, Joe

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I do appreciate your input Joe, and I have a firm belief, if there is smoke....avoid it, and we need to word in an environment where it is simple for the normal everyday business person to view, play & stream their videos.... and quicktime player is not really a "normal" everyday package professionals will have on their computers, So I guess I would stick to WMV at this stage, maybe I will put a support ticket in to see if I can get some suggestions diretly from tem
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MP4 is not a QuickTime format and I don't understand why Camtasia is requesting it in the first place.
TechSmith support has been very helpful for me.
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yvonne

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I just downloaded it because by first rendering smaller MP4s and then the Combined WMV fil with HTML embedded seems to have done the trick
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Just a quick LMAO on the statement about "The US Government says so...credit#Rick Stone i @agree

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I am so happy this threat has created so much amusement for all... heehee
For now what seems to work for me is this
Because I found writing a 2 hour clip to a WMV seems to crash on rendering
 - so what I do now is to spate my video into 2-4 separate snip
- then export each as a MP4
- then I combine the 4 and produce
- Custom Settings
- WMV
- click the embed into HTML

I then use the HTML file to put up for streaming and use the wmv as my download option

For now it works so I guess unless someone else has a better suggestion, this one works...
Thanks for all the input... and the smiles!