Hosting .m4v, .mp4 in flash streaming

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#1

Hi, Instead of placing .flv’s up to the flash streaming server I want to place .mp4 and/or .mv4 so it works on IOS natively.

  1. Can I place these files on the dreamhost flash server? If so, How do I send the files up there?

  2. Is the flash streaming server RTMP or HTTP?

  3. If I can only do .flv is the automatic transcoding smart enough to transcode lossless if I submit a H.264/AAC source video file?

thanks

-=Bob


#2

We don’t have a separate Flash streaming server. Our “Flash video converter” is just transcoding videos to H264 and (for historical reasons) storing the result in a .flv container.

If your source videos are already H264, and are an appropriate resolution, don’t use the Flash converter — just use the player (available at http://media.dreamhost.com/) with your video files. The primary purpose of the Flash converter is to fix up videos which are in the wrong format, or the wrong resolution, for online use.