video or flash files online

I need to post approximately 200 short video files on a website and am looking for the best way to do this.
Is it best to use Flash or some sort of compressed video format like wmv? The sample file that I have to work with is 7megs and the rest of the files will be at least that size if they are produced in the same .avi format. I would like to use something that does not require the users to download anything to play the video.
kfarhangAsked:
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wildbrookmediaCommented:
IMO your best bet would be to do it in flash.  You can convert your avi files to flv.  

May be good to use this component to display them too so you can organize them into galleries etc...

www.slideshowpro.net
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MereteCommented:
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MereteCommented:
PS
I forgot to add this free tool
 Wimpy media player/button
http://www.wimpyplayer.com/products/wimpy_av.html

http://www.wimpyplayer.com/
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MereteCommented:
especially the rave
Wimpy Rave
Lists and plays an entire directory full of FLV video, SWF video and MP3 audio files automatically.


http://www.wimpyplayer.com/products/wimpy_rave.html
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kfarhangAuthor Commented:
I see that the videos featured in the wimpyplayer have a very pixelated look whether they are video cam clips or animation. Flash movies normally look nice and crisp. Is it just that the developers compressed the file too much?
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wildbrookmediaCommented:
I think it has to do with the technology.
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kfarhangAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your help.
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MereteCommented:
Sorry guys internet was down for 24 hours of frustration, well good to see you  found wildbrookmedia answer helpful
All the best
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