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Robert Reinhardt built the following video development resources to help beginners and experts alike analyze their video deployment goals, understand browser features, create better presets for any video encoding tool, and compare output between encoders or different presets for the same clip.

VIDEO FEATURE SURVEY

Use this survey with your project’s stakeholders to determine which features need to be supported by a video player utilized in a web site or application.

Video Feature Importance Scale Survey

Video Feature Importance Scale Survey

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VIDEO PLAYER FEATURES BY BROWSER

This chart shows the current features a video player can utilize in various desktop and mobile browsers. As browser versions add new features, we’ll continue to update this chart. This chart is current as of May 18, 2012.

Video Player Features by Browser

Video Player Features by Browser

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BITRATE STARTER

Use this application to help you determine starting video and audio bitrates to encode your video file. You can specify the frame dimensions, frame rate, video codecs (AVC/H.264, On2 VP6-E, On2 VP6-S, Sorenson Spark), audio codecs (AAC, MP3), motion complexity, and scene complexity.

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NOTE: You need Adobe AIR installed to install and run this application.

VIDEO COMPARISON TOOL

Compare two differently encoded videos of the same content side-by-side with this application. You can drag and drop files directly into the comparison window, and change the viewable portion of each video by dragging a the vertical divider line in the middle of the window.

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NOTE: You need Adobe AIR installed to install and run this application.

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