Joomla 2.5 and Guru from iJoomla, choosing video format
Posted on 2013-05-21
I'm developing a educational site with video lessons using Joomla 2.5 and Guru from iJoomla.com. I currently have a Joomla 1.0 site with about 700 lessons in swf format, created with Camtasia. I do not have the raw files from Camtasia, only the exported swf's. I'm now ready to migrate the video lessons to the new site at localhost.
Guru is using the AllVideos player to show the videos, using the swf's the pause, sound, etc buttons are gone. I then have to convert the files to another format, and my question is, what format will give the best quality and small files sizes. I have not found a lot of conversion tools but I found one from Xilisoft which seems to convert to many formats. I have tried MOV, the quality is fine, but the files get too big. I also tried FLV, here the quality lacks a bit, but the file sizes are good.
Also tried to add player buttons to the swf's with some tools I found, but with no success.
I'm a bit stuck with finding a good solution for this.