Supported Video Formats
While S3MediaVault can protect files of any extension, when it comes to video, it can only “play” certain video file formats in the browser.
S3MediaVault comes with a built-in version of FlowPlayer. So the only video formats that S3MV can “play” directly in the browser, are the same file formats supported by the FlowPlayer (see below).
Most played video format on the web. YouTube and Google Videos are using it . Basically all clients with Flash capability can see these videos. Has been there since version 6. Referred to a proprietary file format and does not offer as good video and audio quality as H.264 does.
A video compression standard. Provides good video quality at lower bit rates than FLV. As a standard it is not Apple’s proprietary format. Supported since Flash version 9.115 which is used by 81.7% of all Flash users according to this document
A video compression standard that is a subset of the whole H.264 standard family same advantages as in H.264 There seems to be many different flavors of MP4 and only some of them are supported by Flash. You can always try a given file to see if it plays in Flowplayer, if it does not the most likely reason is that it is not compatible with Flash.
Supported File Formats
Even though you can’t necessarily play all video formats, you can still use S3MV to generate Link Tags and URL Tags, to display “Click here to download” type downloadable links to any file of any format or extension. So supported file formats are:
- …. etc etc etc (any and all file formats available)