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Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Video Embedding Tips for Breeze Presentation

Getting video embedded inside Breeze Presentations can be a great feature add for your Breezo's. Erich Peters of AVHQ has passed on a few tips worth sharing.

Video files can be converted to SWF files in any number of applications, not just Flash. For converting videos in batches I recommend Sorenson Squeeze, or something similar.

Video files have to be converted to swf files using specific parameters:

  • Flash Player 6
  • Action Script 1.0

Inserted swf files cannot be larger than 10MB in size. I’m not sure I agree with this statement (made by Macromedia), as I have had a few swf files considerably larger than that work just fine. To try and fit into this very narrow file size, try changing the quality, bit rate, and any other possible controls your software may offer.

Posted by modius on August 4, 2004 at 07:30 AM in Breeze Presentation | Permalink

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Comments

Make the audio track for the embedded video's slide the same length as the video plus a sec. or two to allow for loading.

Can you script a Breeze presentation to stop at the beginning of just one of the slides? If so, it would make including controls in the embedded video more palettable.

Posted by: Philip at Aug 4, 2004 2:20:52 PM

You certainly can script commands in Breeze audio tracks to stop and wait for the user to press next. That makes embedded video controls much more useful.

Posted by: Geoff Bowers at Aug 4, 2004 2:52:08 PM