[Ma-linux] [Dclug] How to put a video into a web page -- Summary
gruntly at gmail.com
Tue Jul 14 18:02:36 EDT 2009
On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 8:45 AM, Alan McConnell posted a summary of
his lessons learned in streaming video files from a web server. The
approach that worked for him was to convert the videos to Flash (.flv)
and then use flowplayer to embed them in a web page.
Thanks to Alan's persistence in pursuing this question and the helpful
answers he got from list members, I, too, can now play videos in my
own web apps.
Of course, there's always one more question.
In my case, I note that invoking flowplayer requires specifying the
video's width and height. A reasonable requirement for an object on a
web page, but I can't seem to find any straightforward way to get
those numbers from the video file, either the original or the flv
equivalent. By "straightforward" I mean some command that my web
server can invoke automatically to determine the geometry.
Can someone point me to a simple command, possibly requiring
installing a tool, to do this?
While we're at it, can someone recommend one or more interactive tools
to edit video files? In particular, I'd like to cut (and possibly
splice) sections of video files and I'd like to rotate video files
that I took in portrait aspect.
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