VoD – How to Create a Streaming Video File

Let’s start with the basics – how to create a streaming video file that you can then place on your website.

There are two methods:

  1. Using a conversion utility programme
  2. Exporting streaming files from video editing software.

A conversion utility, like RealNetworks RealProducer, is a stand-alone programme that converts an existing digital video file into the streaming format of your choice. This involves simply opening the file and saving it in its new format.

Using video editing software is often the easiest method to create streaming video files. Adobe Premiere 6 will be used in this example, and the instructions are specific to this programme but can be used as a general guide.

  1. Open your digital video clip in Adobe Premiere 6.
  2. Select the File menu, then select ‘Export Clip’.
  3. Choose your export format. ‘Save For Web’ is a good default option.
  4. Choose which format of streaming video file you want. This depends on which software you will be using with your website.
  5. Now, upload your new streaming video file to your website!

This tutorial is courtesy of Media College.

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