Best format to render into for browsers

Asked by mikeavison on 2011-11-01

I want to upload a clip to the internet. The quaity is great with theoraenc but browsers won't play it. I tried avi container with windows media video 8 but the reult is blocky and horrible. The subject is low contrast under water. I could upload examples tonight.
Thanks Mike Avison

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Use youtube to host the video...

Jeff Fortin Tam (kiddo) said : #2

Use VP8 in a webm container. If you're using pitivi 0.15 there is a
"HTML5" rendering preset that does that for you.

mikeavison (saltpiefarm) said : #3

Thanks for the advice parsnip and Jean-Francois

The problem with using Youtube is that I need to edit the clip and also Youtube is blocked to a lot of people.

I had a go at downloading 0.15 but couldn't figure it out last night. I'll try again. I have just been using the version on the Ubuntu repositoray (0.14 I think) and that dose not have Webm or HTML5 as far as I can see. I am really looking forward to seeing what else it can do when I get 0.15

Best Wishes

Mike Avison

mikeavison (saltpiefarm) said : #4

Hmm still having problem with getting 0.15 - (I am no expert at Linux downloads and instals)

After reading this
I did this:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gstreamer-developers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pitivi

When I tried to start PiTiVi from the Applications top bar, I got this message:
You do not have a recent enough version of the GNonLin GStreamer plugin (your version 0.10.15)
Install a version of the GNonLin GStreamer plugin greater than or equal to 0.10.16

So I went here:
And did this: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gstreamer-developers/ppa && sudo apt-get update

But I still get the same error.

Jeff Fortin Tam (kiddo) said : #5

You need to apply all the other software updates that are available, not
just pitivi.

apt-get update only updates the information, not the actual packages.
Use "apt-get dist-upgrade" instead.

mikeavison (saltpiefarm) said : #6

Well Francois before I read your email I had run Synaptic Package Manager and clicked "mark all upgrades" and "apply"

Now PiTiVi works again. And it says it is 0.14 which is strange because I thought it would be 0.15

Still it is much improved on 0.12, it has lots of effects and the container webm which you recommended.

The bad news is that the webm file it creates is not recognised by Firefox. I am just downloading Chrome to see if that can view it.

It does play in MoviePlayer though and it is super quality and well compressed.

I'll write back if I solve the playing by browsers problem.


mikeavison (saltpiefarm) said : #7

YESSS!! It works with Google Chrome

Thanks Jean-Francois

You should be able to see my clip at

I just need to make a web page now!



mikeavison (saltpiefarm) said : #8

Oww..I spoke too soon.

Although the webm file plays fine if I play it in google off my disk, when I point it to the web site it shows the file contents as text.

Jeff Fortin Tam (kiddo) said : #9

Hi, for Firefox to support webm you need at least Firefox 4 or newer.

mfauzirahman (mfauzirahman) said : #10

Please update back if the issue is solved

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