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Help, i want to make a mini cd business card, how can i create a short movie file to play on the cd.
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Any half decent video editor will let you create and export a video clip that you could put on a CD. My suggestion would be to avoid AVI though since it tends to not be especially cross platform. It's one of those formats that perpetually causes problems.....Kinda like DIVX.
Yup. For a business card, cross-platform is gonna be an important consideration. I would go with MPEG....

Another thing to consider is whether the clip will be the 'card' itself or merely one part of an overall presentation. If the latter you need to consider when and under what circumstances the video clip should play. Please elaborate as to your requirements.....

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Thank you weed & redguy, in response redguy, the clip will be just a part of the presentation. any suggestions? and which video editor would you recommend?  
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TheRedGuy will recommend VirtualDub, I will recommend QuickTime Pro or iMovie.

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thanks again weed, isn't i movie & quicktime pro for mac, i'm using windows
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iMovie is Mac only but QTPro is both.
I wouln't recommend VirtualDub. That is for editing AVI files. ;-)

My recommendation would be TMPGEnc. This is freeware and has tons of options for rendering MPEG streams....

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Ok thanks redguy, i'll try that
Well, as I mentioned before if part of a presentation you need to consider what 'event' will cause the clip to start playing. What are the other components of the presentation likely to be? Pictures? Will the presentation be interactive or passive? i.e. will there be a pre-determined sequence of steps to the presentaton or will the viewer somehow determine the order in which they will view the contents of your 'card'?
Well, as I mentioned before if part of a presentation you need to consider what 'event' will cause the clip to start playing. What are the other components of the presentation likely to be? Pictures? Will the presentation be interactive or passive? i.e. will there be a pre-determined sequence of steps to the presentaton or will the viewer somehow determine the order in which they will view the contents of your 'card'?

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oh i think i will make it a full movie...i guess, it's a business card for a realtor, i would like it to just play like a powerpoint presentation, but i want anyone to be able to play it in a cd drive, even if they don't have powerpoint or powerpoint viewer.
OK. Then I think you can find out everything you need to know here:

www.vcdhelper.com

(including a download for TMPGEnc)
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Here's just another recommendation, could be good for what you are doing:

Macromedia Dreamweaver
http://www.macromedia.com/software/dreamweaver/

It is similar to powerpoint, and can also be used for designing web pages. It is perfect for presentations, interractive cd-rom interfaces, etc..

You can publish (or compile) your presentation in a .EXE file so that you can safely publish your presentation without requirering any viewer or plugin. (similar to Macromedia Flash)

Available for Windows and Mac.

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benhere, thank you so much, that's exactly what i was looking for.

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