I am a reletive noob to playing movies over the internet, so I have a few questions.
I have a web page, and I would like to make a movie avaliable to view and download from it. I have the movie on my harddrive, in .mp4 format . (Only thing I have found to play it is quicktime 7). I want to make this movie avaliable to veiw on my web site.
How should I go about this? I obviously want to try and convert it to a more friendly file type first, because I dont want everyone who wants to play it to have to download 30+MB of quicktime and iTunes to see it. What file should I convert it to, and how?
Next, how do I actually go about putting it on my site? I think I will be ok hosting it myself (not using something like google movies) becuase I dont expect a ton of bandwith usage. What 'code' do I need to use to play the movie right on the page, and to make the movie avaliable to download (not play on page).
Thanks so much for you help.