h264, swf, flv and mov
I'm a bit new to ...I'm a bit new to Flash video. I'm trying to ensure that people who do not have Quicktime can see the videos on my site. I am on a mac so it is difficult for me to test these things.
Currently, I am encoding to a Quicktime .mov using h264, uploading to the server and then simply using the JW Player with the code substituted with .mov, eg:
This plays back fine on my mac, but I was expecting to have to encode a .flv with h264 which I think requires Flash Media Encoder 2 (that is Windows only). I'm wondering if since my file is a .mov, flash is simply using the quicktime engine to play it. And if that is so, it will (presumably) not play on a Windows PC without Quicktime installed.
If someone could check for me, that might be a start.
The JW Media Player is a great piece of free software, by the way.