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video preload (6 posts)

  1. Jonas Grumby
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have a dev site (which will probably go away soon so no use in posting a link). There are 2 videos on the site and they take way too long to load. I'm using the Simple Flash Video plugin and the files are mp4 format. One file is 22MB and the other is currently 180MB. Obviously smaller files would help but I was wondering if there is a way to write a body onload preload script that would start downloading the videos as soon as someone arrives at the site. Thanks for any ideas.

  2. Jonas Grumby
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Site is now live at http://wallstreetexodus.com/

    Thanks

  3. 123milliseconds
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    >>but I was wondering if there is a way to write a body onload preload script that would start downloading the videos as soon as someone arrives at the site.

    NO ONE appreciates a 100MB preloading when visiting a site, even a site I visited before; even if I want to watch videos

    Why do you want to do this?

  4. Jonas Grumby
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    They are working on re-compressing the files to make them smaller. I'm wondering if there is a way to make them initially load faster aside from that. Right now even the smaller of the two, which is 22MB takes literally a couple of minutes to start. Nobody is going to sit there that long. Once they start they play fine but they take way too long to start. You can see the 22MB one here (if you want to see how long it takes to start)...

    http://wallstreetexodus.com/trailer/

    It does not auto-load or auto-play.

    Thanks

  5. 123milliseconds
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    OK

    Smaller will not mean faster.

    I suspect a slow codec was used to encode it.

    So it has to load a LOT of video before it can start.

    You/they are better of trying different codecs;

    search google slow mp4 startup video

  6. Jonas Grumby
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks I will let them know. They are providing the video.

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