Videos can be tricky. Some can have terrible picture,some have terrible sound,some have huge file sizes, some have all that. It's all in the format and whatever the video was taken on. There are tons of different formats out there. Here is some help to chose the best one.
Mp4’s are the most common video format
used on the Internet. They have small file sizes and great
quality. Most devices support them.
Avi’s are one of Microsoft’s video
format. They don’t compress very good but have good quality.
Most devices support them.
Mov’s are another great format. They
compress good and have great quality. It is Apple’s format.
Most devices support it.
Wmv’s are another one of Microsoft video
formats. They have larger file sizes, and okay quality. They can
only be played on Windows without a special program.*
Flv’s are becoming more popular. They can
be used on all platforms in browsers so there a great option. They
have good quality and storage sizes.
Picture Experts Group)
Mpg’s are mostly used in downloadable
files. They compress well. The quality isn’t the bets. Not
many devices support them.
Generation Partnership Project)
3gp’sare mostly used when you record a
video on a mobile device than upload it. They have smaller formats
and a reasonable quality. Most devices don’t support them
without special software.* Mobile devices do though.
flash/ Small web format)
Swf’s are part of Macro media (Adobe).
They have smaller formats and have good quality. They aren’t
used that often except for on websites. You must have the flash
plugin to view it.
Rm’s aren’t that common. They are
Real players video format. They have a little compression and have
good quality. You can’t open them without special softwarwe*
are many more video
out there. These are just a few of the ones that are seen and used
the most often.
You most likely have
used most of the formats.
In order to play a special player is required. Just do a simple
google search and find one that supports it.