[FFmpeg-user] Shrinking video files

Cecil Westerhof Cecil at decebal.nl
Tue Apr 4 16:25:13 EEST 2017

On Tuesday  4 Apr 2017 14:56 CEST, Moritz Barsnick wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 03, 2017 at 19:57:09 +0200, Cecil Westerhof wrote:
>> Well, I should have expect it not to be that easy. :'-( When
>> uploading to Google Drive no video is displayed. Only the audio is
>> played. Could it be that the problem is that I used x265?
> You have an upload tool that displays video? :-O Just kididng, and a
> hint that you should choose your wording carefully when describing
> technical details.

You are completely right.

> I assume you uploaded to Google Drive, created a link (or browsed
> privately), and tried to look at it in a webbrowser? I would assume
> Google Drive's web interface uses either HTML5 or Adobe Flash plugin
> to (try to) display videos, but neither of them normally supports
> H.265.

Yes, that is what I did. People can of-course download the videos, but
it would really be nice when they just could view them immediately in
the web-browser. H.264 is significantly bigger as H.265, but I think
the user experience is more important as saving space on Google Drive.

Thanks for the explanation.
I'll try to be more precise next time.

Cecil Westerhof
Senior Software Engineer
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/cecilwesterhof

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