UnderGround Forums
 

ITGround >> What is the best Trailer Format to request?


4/14/10 4:41 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Gorgeous
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 6/14/02
Posts: 15921
 
Okay. Movie distribution companies are sending me 18 Mb trailers in obscure formats that I can't even play. What file format should I ask for to use code plundered from youtube and, ideally, how large should the files be?
4/14/10 12:15 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Leonid Arkadin
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 04/14/10 12:15 PM
Member Since: 1/1/01
Posts: 22968
 What kind of format. mp4,mkv,avi.... Vlc player plays about anything


 http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

4/14/10 12:24 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
ferox13
825 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 1/1/01
Posts: 80309
Maybe Mpeg as most editing programs will take it easily..I think it's about 3-5 MB per 1 minute of DV sized video..

I used to know this shitbut its been awhile..
4/18/10 7:44 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Gorgeous
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 6/14/02
Posts: 15926
Thanks Guys. I want to publish it as trailers on my new Web Site I'm developing. So I'm looking at straight trailers for film promotional purposes.
6/9/10 11:48 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Gorgeous
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 6/14/02
Posts: 16013
So say I want to use the Yout Tube Embedded script. What file format do I ask to be sent to work in that script? (Desperate for advice here.)
6/10/10 3:26 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
ferox13
825 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 1/1/01
Posts: 80736
You want to upload it to Youtube?

If so then Youtube will convert it to flash/.FLV or what ever it uses.

I can't don't the best format and bit rate to optimize this process as Youtube has changed hugely since i used to use it.

Google 'Best quality you tube upload tutorial' and you'll find it..
6/10/10 4:08 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Gorgeous
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 6/14/02
Posts: 16016
The whatever it uses is what I'm after.

Thank you for your input.
6/10/10 4:48 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
ferox13
825 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 06/10/10 5:52 AM
Member Since: 1/1/01
Posts: 80739
Youtube uses .flv files which is Flash video but you can upload in any format.

I guess the best would be to upload the exact same spec .flv as will displayed that way there will be no audio/video compression.

The problem with this is some video editors don't render in flash (I knw Vegas 7 which I use doesn't - u may be able to get a plug in codec though).

In that case - may render in an lossless format then use a converter..
6/10/10 4:57 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
ferox13
825 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 1/1/01
Posts: 80740
What is this for in the end?
Is it for a film review site or something?

This looks like a good article:

Important Facts on How to Encode Videos

1. Read How To Shoot and Edit Videos For The Web.

2. YouTube (newest) recommended settings are:
  • H.264, MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 format
  • 640x480 (SD) or 1280x720 (HD) for 4:3 & 16:9 aspect ratios.
  • Frame rate should be the same as original video
  • Sampling rate: 44.1KHz for MP3/AAC audio
3. Your source video needs to be ideally high resolution. For instance: MOV or AVI file, NTSC 720x480, HDV 1080i, 720p or VGA 640x480.

4. It's very important that you keep an aspect ratio of 4:3, otherwise the quality of your video will be degraded. Flash 7 codec performs best when the frame width and height use multiples of 16. This is optimal for video playback.

5. You need to get a high quality video encoder. Keep in mind that most video editing programs such as Apple Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, Windows Movie Maker or Sony Vegas, come with an encoding engine so you can export your videos directly from the timeline.

6. In Normal Mode, YouTube resizes your videos to 320x240 pixels, encodes them to Flash 7 at a data rate of approximately 250 kbps and compresses audio to mp3 (22.050 KHz, monophonic).

7. YouTube has updated its technology, and now you have the option of watching some videos at a higher quality or in HD 720p Mode. Read YouTube High Definition for more in-depth info.

8. In Hi-Res Mode, YouTube creates 2 new copies of your video:

  • 448x336 pixels, Flash 7 video @ 900Kbps. Audio @ 44.1KHz Mono.
  • 480x360 pixels, H.264 video @ 512Kbps. Audio @ 44.1KHz Stereo.
LINK TO PAGE
6/10/10 10:20 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Gorgeous
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 06/10/10 10:20 AM
Member Since: 6/14/02
Posts: 16023
Okay so I asked for .mov files and they sent me an 18 Mb file for "THE WOLFMAN" and non of my applications would open it or should I say programs. Anywho. What do I ask for to post it in my own html using the source code for embedding supplied by youtube.com ? 

Thank you very much.

Reply Post

You must log in to post a reply. Click here to login.