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What video format should I deliver?


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Hi, I was wondering to all those sellers who create videos for people, what would be the best video format to deliver your gig? avi, mpg, mp4, wmv? other?



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I normally send my preview output as .WMV format. It is my favorite format because it has loads of options and presets which allow me to tweak the size of my preview file low without losing too much details. If it is a MAC, I opt for .MP4. When I deliver my final work, .MOV is my obvious choice (with animation, photo-jpeg or H264 compressor). Sometimes I have delivered output as .TGA sequences also.

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Guest lisha5684

yay! Thank you for your responses. This helps a lot. So I will probably go with mp4 as default. since my video converter doesn’t do .mov.

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  • 3 months later...

I’m with the others who suggest MP4. The format works across most players, Windows, Mac and mobile devices and compresses fairly well while maintaining quality. Certainly better than .avi (usually much too large to deliver anyway) or something like .wmv or .mov (which sometimes require specific players that a user may not have). When quicktime isn’t working on my PC it seems to hate .mov files. I never have a problem with MP4 regardless of which machine or player I’m using. I think all of the video sharing sites accept MP4 as a standard feature, so your buyers won’t have to worry about whether or not they’ll be able to upload to Youtube vs. Vimeo vs. any of the others.

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