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I have a flash player, and up until now, I just link movies from youtube etc...

    <record>    
        <movie>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2XH5KrrPw8</movie>
        <title>blah test</title>
        <desc>YOYOYOYOYOYOY</desc>
        <preview>videos/previews/avatar.jpg</preview>
        <imgplaylist>videos/imgplaylist/p1.jpg</imgplaylist>
        <category>Action;Adventure;Sci-Fi; ALL CATEGORIES</category>
        <banner>videos/banners/sony.swf</banner>
        <bannerLink>http://www.flashcomponents.net/author/LambertGroup.html</bannerLink>
    </record>   

</gallerylist>

I now have a large .mov file that I want to host on there. Should I make a folder for it and put it on my server and link to it? or is there a better way?

If I do put it in a folder on my site and link to it, do I need to put the .mov extention on the folder or the .mov file inside the folder will take care of that? Sorry, seems like a silly question but I've never dealt with this before

thanks in advance

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simply, flash doesn't support .mov files, it'll need to be converted to an flv or something supported by flash

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This is 100% wrong. google.com/search?q=mov%20site%3Aflowplayer.org Flash supports QuickTime .mov files, and certain formats that it can utilize. –  Anonymous Jun 30 '10 at 23:00
    
it's not at all, not all .mov's are H264 - and not all flash players are the latest 10.x's –  nathan Jun 30 '10 at 23:15
    
That's an interesting way of acknowledging one's inaccuracy. :p P.S.: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Flash#Flash_Audio adobe.com/products/player_census/flashplayer/… –  Anonymous Jun 30 '10 at 23:57

Depending on how exactly the file was encoded, it may or may not "just work" with Flash video players. If it wasn't encoded as required, you will indeed need to transcode. This can be done easily server-side with FFmpeg, and otherwise with any of a handful of FFmpeg frontends (HandBrake, WinFF, ffmpegX).

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