In order to accomplish online video "syndication" we need to create a file that is compatible with different sites and, sadly, they are all subtly different. Each site has its own requirements for file format and metadata (the data that describes the file). Some take Flash uploads, others like QuickTime files, still others take MPEG4 or H.264 files. It's a nightmare, truly!
Read on at Ecoustics.
Online Video Format Wars: News From The Front
Posted on Tuesday, Aug 28 2007 @ 05:10 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck