Tag: h.264

MP4, WordPress and the Flash Video Player plugin

In recent posts I have been promoting H.264 as the best video codec for Flash video players. But I have to admit that I couldn’t get H.264 .mp4 files to play in my WordPress blog! It just loaded, and loaded, and loaded … I looked everywhere for answers, got clues and hints but nothing seemed…


Great .mp4 with Compressor and Quicktime

Apple’s video compression application Compressor is great, but sometimes limited. One of it’s major limits is the ability to produce decent mp4 video files. I tried, and tried, and tried .. and failed. Damn. But then I found this neat little trick and now my mp4 files are small and look gorgeous! Here’s how:…


Why .flv Flash Video sucks

Many of my clients ask for Flash video. And they know that .flv files are the way to go. It’s YouTube, it looks good and it works. And that is all very understandable, but wrong! Here is why: .flv is an old codec. It’s in fact H.263 (developed in 1995), the predecessor of H.264. It’s a deprecated codec and will not…