Importing Videos (FLV vs MP4/M4V)
Jul 06, 2015
Hi, I am testing importing similarly spec'd videos, both m4v and flv with the same frame rate, resolution, etc.
When I import the FLV, it leaves both a seemingly untouched FLV in the output and a mp4 both (i.e. I import a 40 MB FLV file into SL2, and when I publish it spits out a 40MB FLV and a 6.5 MB MP4.)
However, when I import a m4v file of the same specs, I basically get about the same size mp4 in the output (about 6.5MB) but I get no FLV at all?
Having seen that, my instinct is to just use M4V for import because I don't want our users having to stream a 40 MB FLV file when taking our training, but I guess I don't understand how that is exactly working.
If I import the FLV, will the Flash output use the FLV and the HTML5 users use the mp4? If I import that m4v will the Flash and HTML5 users both just use the mp4?
I feel like this is a no-brainer to not import FLV's but instead just import m4v files, but I am afraid I am totally missing something here.