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Video and instruction design multimedia

Which video formats are used for web sites? Which formats are best for web-based video?
Please give descriptive examples and references so it will help me in future.
What is a podcast? What software is available for the use of podcasts? How can they be used in education or business?
Please give descriptive examples and references so it will help me in future.

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The video formats used for websites include:

? .fla/.flv/.swf (Flash video)
? .wmv (Windows Media Video)
? .mpg/.mpeg (MPEG version 1)
? .mp4 (MPEG version 4)
? .mov (QuickTime)
? .asf (Advanced Streaming Format)
? .avi (Audio Video Interleaved)
? .rm (Real Media)

All of these are different types of extensions of videos on websites. Please note that these are not the players that play the videos.

The following website describes what types of players and requirements computers have in order to play the various types of video:

http://websitehelpers.com/video/formats.html

Flash video is the most modern and most compatible type of video. In its raw form, a video can be created as an ".fla" Then, if you wish to use Flash video player software, you will convert the file into '.swf.'

The next best option is MPEG or MPG, because it is playable in Windows Media Player and Quicktime, and ALMOST everybody has one of these two. However, Flash is ...

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