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Video Format Change

Sermon video format have changed

We have been notified that the sermon video will not play on Apple MacIntosh  or “Mac” computers.  From now on the videos will play on the “Mac”.  The video format has changed.

Format types

The old format was Microsoft Windows Video or “WMV”  The new format is “MP4H.264 AVC.

Consequences of the change

file size

The H.264 file format is less compact than WMV.  The files will be larger and will require faster internet speeds to watch the video.

Size of one minute video. Sermons normally range from 25 to 50 minutes.

  • WMV, old format 1,864 KB
  • MP4, new format 5,635 KB ( 320p )
  • MP4, original camera quality 61,165 KB ( 480 )

COMPATIBILITY

H.264 video is supported on most operating systems, devices and browsers.  WMV was supported as a browser plug-in.  Recent test showed that only Windows Internet Explorer supported WMV video by default.  Modern web browsers have built in support for H.264 video using the HTML 5 Video tag.

Old computers with old browsers that do not support HTML 5 will not play the videos.

Statistics

Web statistics from 9/24/14 to 10/21/14

Browsers

General Crawlers 1,683 29.91%
Internet Explorer 873 15.51%
Mozilla 5 655 11.64%
Chrome 629 11.18%
Firefox 415 7.38%
WordPress 334 5.94%
Safari 62 1.10%
iPad 61 1.08%
iPhone 57 1.01%
Opera 55 0.98%
Android Webkit Browser 46 0.82%
Samsung Mobile 14 0.25%
Mozilla 10 0.18%
Mozilla 4 9 0.16%
WGet 8 0.14%
Java Framework 7 0.12%
Perl Framework 6 0.11%
Mozilla 3 5 0.09%
AOL 5 0.09%
Mozilla 0.x 4 0.07%
Operating system version Count %
Windows 7 638 4.72%
Windows Vista 603 4.46%
Windows XP 365 2.70%
iPhone 355 2.63%
Linux 303 2.24%
Mac OS X Lion 104 0.77%
Windows NT 99 0.73%
Mac OS X 91 0.67%
Android 79 0.58%
iPad 61 0.45%
Windows 8 59 0.44%
Samsung 55 0.41%
Windows 2000 29 0.21%
Windows Server 2003 17 0.13%
Mac OS X Snow Leopard 17 0.13%
Linux Ubuntu 11 0.08%
Windows 8 0.06%
Windows 95 5 0.04%
Windows NT 4.0 5 0.04%
Windows CE 3 0.02%