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Re: [Axiom-developer] Axiom Video Documentation

From: Gernot Hueber
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] Axiom Video Documentation
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2006 12:04:58 +0100

Hi, opening on a not very current FreeBSD using Mozilla fails with the request to download plugins. However, direct download of the mov/avi (e.g. fetch and playing in mplayer works fine - but wmv fails with no video (audio is ok). wmv could be supported on a more current system due to a special codec is required: "DirectShow codec wmsdmod.dll". Thanks for the good work, pls proceed with more :-) Gernot

Page, Bill writes:
On  Tuesday, November 21, 2006 5:54 PM Tim Daly wrote:

I've started experimenting with documenting Axiom using video.
You can find the initial attempts, evolving rapidly, at: Please let me know which of the four video formats you prefer.
The AVI format appears to be Camtasia specific and require a
Camtasia codec which can be downloaded from the webpage. The MOV format is Apple QuickTime The FLASH format will probably work inline in most browsers. The WMV format is the Windows Media Format.

Without installing any new codec or other software, on Windows XP
using FireFox as web browser, clicking on AVI and WMV both start
MicroSoft Media player. I get audio but no video. With AVI, at the
bottom of the window I see:
  No Video? Download the TechSmith Screen Capture Codec . With WMV I do not get any explanation of why no video.
I guess I could do that, but as a visitor to the Axiom site I might
be a bit put-off from trying this unless I thought I really needed
to do it.
The MOV and FLASH formats worked right away. No problem. Perhaps
FireFox has built-in support for Flash or else I previously installed
it. MOV takes noticably longer to download. (Is it larger?) Both look
and sound fine on this system. The FLASH version has the annoying
feature of cycling back to the beginning and playing again indefinitely.
I expected it to just stop like the others. In spite of that I
preferred the FLASH version because it was fast to load and display. Anyway, nice job!
Bill Page.

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