How to Stream Video over the Internet
Personal videos are a great way to share the emotions evoked by events. If you've created a video masterpiece you want to share with others, you can easily publish it on your website or blog with Movavi Video Converter and a basic HTML editor.
First of all, download Movavi Video Converter and install it on your PC. Then just follow these three easy steps:
- Create a video suitable for streaming.
- Upload the video to the server.
- Embed the video on your website.
The first step is to choose a format and make a web video suitable for streaming.
Many formats can be used for video streaming, including FLV, WebM, MP4, WMV, and MOV. Movavi Video Converter supports all of these and also includes a range of presets to ensure your video is of optimal size and quality for the web.
Choose the format that's right for you. The following information will help you decide:
FLV (Flash Video)
FLV is the most popular format used for online video today. Most video hosting services such as YouTube and Vimeo, as well as social networks like Facebook, use this format to store and play back video – both SD and HD. FLV is supported by all major operating systems – Windows, Mac, and Linux. With the latest version of the free Adobe Flash Player, you can watch FLV video in almost any web browser, including Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Safari. So if you want to add video to your blog or website, use FLV to make sure all your visitors can watch it.
Note that Movavi Video Converter enables you to not only convert your video clips to the FLV format but also to automatically embed the finished video into HTML code. Learn more about streaming FLV video.
This format was specially developed for use in the new HTML5 web standard. WebM is not yet as widely used as the other formats mentioned above, but it is expected to become more popular as HTML5 spreads. If you are open to everything new and want your site to meet the most up-to-date standards, try using this format.
MP4 (MPEG-4 Video)
MP4 continues to grow in popularity. This format is widely supported by software players and various portable devices such as smartphones, tablets, and media players. Like other up-to-date video formats, MP4 supports progressive playback and streaming over the Internet. This is probably the best choice if your site is most frequently viewed on a mobile device.
WMV (Windows Media Video)
Using the WMV format, you will always get smaller files with a good-quality viewing experience, which makes them very portable. The most obvious advantage is that videos in WMV format will play on almost any Windows computer using the default Windows Media Player. Even though WMV is widely supported by PC video players, most portable devices cannot play files in this format, so this format would be a good choice if your site is generally viewed on a PC.
Learn more about streaming WMV video.
MOV (QuickTime Video)
This format was created by Apple and is the native video player for Mac computers. To play MOV files on a Windows computer, you must install the QuickTime player. MOV files can contain video, audio, animation, graphics, 3D and virtual reality, and text. Use this format for movie streaming if some of your friends are Mac users.
Learn more about streaming QuickTime (MOV) video.
Once you’ve made a decision, convert the video to the format of your choice with Movavi Video Converter – it will take just a few minutes (see detailed instructions for FLV, WMV, and MOV). Upload the finished video to your server, insert the link to it into the HTML code on your site, and invite your friends to watch!
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