Including videos in this blog

More efficient than a two hours speech, even more efficient than a drawing, a video is a very usefull communication tool.
I must confess my deep ignorance at using these tools and this post contain is more or less my own procedure for including decent video in Arduinoos.
Any comments and advises are welcome!

The original file

I am using a Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FX50 camera for my pictures and this camera has the capability of recording animated pictures that are recorded in .mov format. From what I read here and there, the .flv format is much more appropriate for publishing videos on the net. So that I needed a converter and started trying some of them. I finally found WinFF which is fulfuilling my requirements well. I understand that this application uses the FFmpeg multimedia framework

“FFmpeg is able to decode, encode, transcode, mux, demux, stream, filter and play pretty much anything that humans and machines have created. It supports the most obscure ancient formats up to the cutting edge. No matter if they were designed by some standards committee, the community or a corporation. It contains libavcodec, libavutil, libavformat, libavdevice, libswscale and libswresample which can be used by applications. As well as ffmpeg, ffserver, ffplay and ffprobe which can be used by end users for transcoding, streaming and playing”

ffmpeg documentation

Convert .avi to .flv:
ffmpeg -i video_origine.avi -ab 56 -ar 44100 -b 200 -r 15 -s 320×240 -f flv video_finale.flv

HTH

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