Newbie - video on my web

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Peter Stedman
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I’ve just dipped my toe into the waters of putting a bit of video onto a web site. (The web site is not actually on line yet). My web site programme is Serif Web Plus 10 and it says that the programme would do this. The first thing I tried was a link to a YouTube clip and that worked fine. Then I tried directly linking to a 3 min. avi clip on my hard drive. The programme reported not enough memory so then I thought I would try the compression programme recommended here for getting things onto YouTube. This is Riva FLV Encoder. This worked OK.

Naturally the quality of the video clip dropped dramatically but I found that when the clip played, it filled the screen to about 2 thirds and was surrounded by the Riva ‘proscenium’. I see so many sites with video clips inserted successfully. Any ideas on how to get the showing clip much smaller and what other things do you folks use to put a video clip onto a web site please.
Pete

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You need to have a web video streaming service so that your clips can be hosted and play back un-buffered.
I have a TV channel for my pub at theblackhorsebar.co.uk and the streaming service is provided by streamingvideoprovider.co.uk

You can also brand clips (where the blackhorse inn logo is bottom right) with links to other web sites and get codes to embed and size your video player to whatever you want.

Peter Stedman
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Wow, What excitement. Thanks for the gen. If I lived nearer I would call in for a pinta. Really quite impressed with your site and the pics and video. I think for the very basic needs for the club I'm putting together a site for, the 'Pay as you View' would be ideal.

Just a thought . . . I wonder why many folk coming out of a particular career desire to become a pub landlord? I was brought up in a pub and couldn't wait to leave home, now the only time I visit is when I'm paid as an entertainer to do so. :) :) :)
Pete

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I left my last job as a dubbing mixer on The Bill three and a half years ago to get the dream pub.

We got the black horse just as my ex partner and dad died so it is now run a a hobby pub and a nice place to live, it barely makes enough to pay the bills but we are lucky that we own it outright with no mortgage and me and the wife have time to do our own businesses and enjoy the rural social life.

Having said that though it is very tying and if things continue to decline and the government thinks of more ways to allow the supermarkets to sell cheap alcohol whilst taxing us out of the market, it makes it more difficult not to pull the plug on the business and make it into a very large country house.

I am using the web site and my skills in video to try and promote the pub and the streaming video provider is ideal as we can pay as we go along.