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Or would they begin thinking things they’ve never thought before?

Do you think, Kamil, that if someone finally realized that their thoughts became the things and events of their life; began believing that they were truly unlimited; and started to grasp that divine intervention could be freely summoned by anyone to help make their dreams come true, they'd continue doing the same old things, living Read More →

Probably the best business opportunity of 2011

Imagine making a great living from making other people's dreams come true!!!     A seasoned investor or a businessman knows all too well that for a business to be a success, it must be built on strong foundations, some of them are great business back office system and a hungry market. Well, you would Read More →

This web page has a redirect loop – WordPress permalink issue

I have recently created a WordPress site, and suddenly it stopped loading. I don’t know which plug-in caused it as I installed a few (maybe Core Tweeks or maybe HeadSpace2). I could: Log in to the site and make all the changes Load (see in the browser) all the pages except for home/front page Load Read More →

Converting “Go to Webinar” video to MP4 and WMV with Expression Encoder 4

Here’s the description and videos of how to do it step by step – it took me over 20 hours of experimenting before I got it right. Let’s start from the beginning.

The task:

  • Converting a webinar recording into a video that will play on a website (we’re talking video streaming here).

Problems:

  • Go2webinar videos will not play on a website and cannot be read properly by most video editing software – an error will be generated during video encoding (I have tested Freemake Video Converter, Camtasia, Any Video Converter, Power Director and a few others and they all could not handle G2W video encoding or failed to make a video that would play properly on a website).
  • WMV are not the best format for websites – will not be played unless your browser has a plug-in that supports WMV.
  • Most video converters (the above mentioned) will not produce MP4 optimized for streaming

What’s needed:

  • The webinar video converted into MP4 file encoded with H264 and optimized for websites (MPEG 4 codec can also be used, but H264 is much better).

Solution:

  1. Import Go2webinar recording into Expression Encoder 4 (that’s the version I tested).
  2. Encode it into MP4 (if you have the full version) and you’re done, or encode into WMV (if you have the free version).
  3. Encode the WMV video into MP4 using AVS video converter or any other software.

Alternative solution:

  1. Do step 1 and 2 above.
  2. Upload to YouTube or another service that converts videos, and then download the file they create or embed it in your website. The problem is that YouTube does not allow videos longer than 15 minutes, unless you have a “special” account.

Challenge:

  • Using the right settings for conversion.
  • Finding a program that will produce MP4 that will play correctly on a website. Most of the programs that I tested failed this test – they produced a video that only played when almost fully downloaded from the website- that defeats the whole conveniece of having the video online – if it’s a large video you need to wait for too long to download the video and you even don’t know if this will work until it starts playing, which can take a long time.
  • Putting it all together the way that serves your purpose

Watch the videos for step by step tutorial with the explanation of all the relevant settings:

 

[youtube width=”680″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIwBHruz5jU[/youtube]

 

[youtube width=”680″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTz-Au9dqpk&feature=related[/youtube]

 

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To our success

Kamil