Conversion to web video

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  1. Gen5_EG

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    Our company has a DVD that was made from a VHS tape on some training topic I have no clue on what it is. However, they want the video to be put up on the web. My boss is giving me the DVD and wants it on the web for internal people in the company to view it. Problem is, I have no idea what to do to convert the DVD to a web video. I would assume quicktime or windows media, but what do I use to encode the DVD to this?? :eek4:
     
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    Plent of programs will convert it for you, but I do not have a recommendation on what to convert it to.

    How long is the video?

    There are plenty of conversion guides at dvdrhelp.com with links to what programs to use (usually trial or freeware).
     
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    5 minute video
     
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    You could use divx and make an avi :dunno:

    if it's only 5 minutes you have more options though
     
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    check this thread out: http://forum.videohelp.com/viewtopic.php?t=244268

    if its going to be a streaming video i suggest 512K stream, it'll be moderate quality and size. but if its a video ppl will download then you could do 768 or higher.

    as for getting the dvd to your hdd just use dvd decrypter (google if u dont already have it).
     
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    How do I convert this to quicktime?
     
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    I'm sorry, but quicktime sucks... People would have to install quicktime to view it if they download it or install a plugin to view it if you are streaming.

    Windows media player is already built into Windows.
     
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    If its streamed only over the LAN you dont have to worry about file size quite so much.

    I agree, ditch quicktime for sure. Microsoft Movie Maker isnt half bad for making WMVs either.
     

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