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  • Tue, Jan 25 2011 6:21 AM

    • adamsonn
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    Best format for CD business card distribution


    A client would like to place a video I did for him on a mini CD business card.

    My question is what is currently the best file format for this video?

    Given that PC's like WMV, Macs like QT and then there is MP4 / H264 format.

    Flash may be problematic as a standalone flash player is not universal.

    Any suggestions as to what I should encode the file to for a run of 1000 CD business cards?

    I am not sure how the file will autoexecute but I think that he is just going to autorun the movie file so that it plays in the default player of the machine.



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  • Tue, Jan 25 2011 3:39 PM In reply to

    • Zac Hogle
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    Re: Best format for CD business card distribution

    Hi Neil,

    I think your client would be a better person to ask than the forums. It all depends on who he is handing these out to.

    In my experience, clients who do work with industrial businesses like to have WMV files as most of the companies are purely PC and aren't allowed to install other players like Quicktime or VLC. However, if the clients are more entertainment or technologically based, then a Quicktime is usually my choice.

    If all else fails I will normally go with an H.264 MP4 file, as it's fairly universal. I believe the latest WMP can actually handle these as well. It's a format that most smart phones can handle too, so I feel this covers my bases fairly well if all else fails.

    But check with your client to see what the destination is for most of these, he/she will probably know the target market.


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