|QuickTime Streaming and QuickTime Progressive Download
Video Encoding Services
QuickTime video can be encoded to stream off of a video server, or it can be encoded to stream off of any standard web server like you're already using to host your current web site. This second method of streaming is the most popular and is commonly referred to as http streaming, or QuickTime progressive download (a.k.a fast start).
With QuickTime http streaming, the video can either be encoded to match up exactly with your visitors' various connection speeds (as we show in our own examples), or it can be encoded for delivery at a data rate which exceeds your visitors' Internet connection speeds. Short video clips that are a few minutes or less, such as movie trailers, are usually seen encoded at higher data rates so that the video looks its best. Under this method of encoding, as soon as the beginning part of the video has been downloaded, the QuickTime player will begin playing the video. With dial-up connections, there is usually a long wait for the video to begin playing and the possibility of several pauses during playback. With fast corporate network or broadband connections, these wait or buffer times become less noticeable.
With most video deployments, it is usually advisable to match the encoding speed to the actual delivery speeds of your viewing audience, just as it is done with both Real Video and Windows Media. This allows the video to begin playing immediately and without any pauses, and works with both QuickTime streaming and QuickTime progressive download methods of deployment.
We also specialize in encoding higher quality versions of QuickTime video for use on CD-ROM.
Delivering High Quality QuickTime Video With Sorenson Codecs
We help to make your videos look the best they can be be by using dual pass encoding with the Sorenson 2 codec for QuickTime 4 video, or the new Sorenson 3 codec for QuickTime 5 or 6 video.
QuickTime video examples are available on several of our pages. We invite you to watch any of these videos at this time by following any of the links on our navigation bar to the left which are followed by this movie symbol: We would recommend that you begin by watching the video clips contained on our customer page.
No Expensive Hardware or Server Software Is Required
Depending upon the volume of simultaneous video streams you'd like to broadcast, you may not even need a dedicated QuickTime server. When we encode your video, it will be prepared to stream either with or without video server software. In most situations, you'll be able to stream your video directly from your existing web server using your existing ISP. Live video feeds transmitted in real time are the only situations that absolutely require the use of a video server as opposed to a web server.
Making QuickTime Streaming Video Inexpensive And Easy To Use
We can help you to gain the benefits of broadcast media on your web site or corporate Intranet easily and affordably. If you are looking for the highest quality streaming video and most cost efficient way of achieving this, outsourcing is your single best choice. If you choose us as your producer, we'll make the process simple and inexpensive. Regardless of the size of your video conversion project, we can deliver a superior product at less cost and in less time than attempting to do it on your own, or by trying to find a company in your own home town.
When we handle your streaming video conversion, you will receive:
Technology Improvements & Upgrade Price Protection
QuickTime, Real Video and Windows Media are constantly improving the quality of their streaming video encoding and player products. Real Networks, for example is now in their 8th version, QuickTime is in their 5th version, and Windows Media is in their 7th version in only 5 years. Over time, this has resulted in higher quality audio and video. At some point in the future, you may want your videos re-encoded using newer technology which delivers higher quality playback. To protect our customers from the high cost of having us re-encode their videos, and to insure that our customers can always have state of the art streaming video available on their sites, we guarantee to re-encode your original videos using the latest technology available at 50% of what you originally paid. This offer applies only to the original videos we encoded, using the same format and same speed selections and is good for two years from the date of your original order. CyberTech Media was the first company in the streaming media industry, and to the best of our knowledge, we're still the only company to offer this protection to our customers.
To add streaming video to your web site or corporate Intranet, simply send us your DVD, Beta SP, Mini-DV, VHS, S-VHS, Umatic or Hi-8 video clips using our mail-in video submission form. Please call us toll free at 630-690-2141. You may also e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.