avi, swf, .wmv which to use on website

I am testing some presentation software, that has a screen recorder with sound. I am recording a visual basic program and the files are saved as avi, swf or wmv. Which would i use on a website ?
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Andres PeralesConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Which presentation software are you using?

Windows media encoder, will do screen presentation captures, encode it as wmv...and then create the .asx files for you to push as the links to stream your presentations.

isnoend2001Author Commented:
I was testing Wisdom Softs AutoScreenRecorder 3, and i saved as .swf, after loading to my website it would run for about a minute and then the whole outline would turn red and stop. I am getting ready to test
BSR ScreenRecorder 4.2, but am totaly in the dark on all this stuff. The windows media encoder may be a little over my expertise
For the screen capture, I suggest ScreenVirtuoso Pro v.2

As far as the format to use on the website, it's up to your audience. If they have (or are willing to install) Flash player, then .swf is a good solution. If your audience is primarily Windows users, then the .wmv option is probably safe as well.

Download the free Windows Media Encoder pack and the wizard will walk you through it.

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isnoend2001Author Commented:
I know my asudience is mostly windows users, so .wmv is probably the best for my needs. I will check out
ScreenVirtuoso Pro v.2 and be back
yaruniiConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I would suggest testing out Camtasia Studio for professional results with lots of options if you're a demo/tutorial creator:


It publishes to multiple file formats such as FLV, WMV and MOV. I like using FLV because I can embed it in a flash player, which most people already have installed into their browsers regardless of whether they're a PC or a Mac user.
CABISConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Camtasia is a great all-in-one solution, and easy to use for the beginner. However, you'll also have to pay for its convenience. I tend to be cheap, and can get comparable results while spending only a portion of the cost of Camtasia.
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