Buffering an .avi file when viewing

Posted on 2007-10-06
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Last Modified: 2013-11-13
I loaded an video .avi file to my website.  When someone wants to view it, does the whole file need to download first or will it begin viewing and buffering as it downloads and plays?  I notice that is what happens on YouTube videos.
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SheharyaarSaahil earned 2000 total points
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avi is not a streaming media......so the video has to be downloaded completely before viewing it
youtube converts the video to flv which can be streamed easily and hence you can see stremaing videos there

quicktime mov files are also streaming media, if you want, you can convert your video into mov file and then can embed the mov file in your page and it should use quicktime player to stream it online.

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What do I use to convert it?
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quicktime pro

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