Windows media problem

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colin rowe
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I have been trying to put a couple of video clips on my website, I would like to use windows media files but have had trouble getting them to load at an acceptable speed. I tried using Real Media files, converted using Procoder, These work great. The player appears the instant the link is clicked, and after a few seconds buffering, playback begins. With Windows media files, buffering seems to take forever, strange as the files are much smaller than Real media. The Real media files look slightly better than Windows media, but I dont like to have to give people the option of downloadsing yet another player onto there systems,when they already have Windows media player installed. I have 512 broadband, but as I say this is struggling with the Windows media files. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Colin Rowe

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How long ( time ) are these files ?

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colin rowe
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4 mins and 7mins

Colin Rowe

Z Cheema
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What file size are they and what streaming speed did you specify?

See my site it has Windows media files at 256Kb they stream quite quickly

svsweddings.co.uk

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Can you send the media link

Colin can you post the link. I'll see how it loads. I been having the same problems

Ken

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system80video.co.uk
Thanks
These are the realMedia clips
Will have Windows media clips on by 6 pm today

Have just tried the Windows media files, when I click the select button the files start downloading to my computer, rather than open in Media player!!!!!!!???????!!!!!!

Colin Rowe