Produce Windows compatible video with OSS

In this posting I will discuss how to create a Windows Media Player-compatible streaming video file on a Linux machine using only open source tools. My example shows how to prepare a clip recorded with a DV camcorder for streaming on a Jet-Stream XL2 server targeting an audience with a default WinXP/SP2 installation of the Windows Media Player.

Notes:

1. From W3C webbrowser statistics one can derive the percentage of PC’s with Windows installed. It is safe to assume that every PC with Internet Explorer installed also has the Windows Media Player installed. Return.

2. Advanced Streaming Format is Microsoft’s proprietary digital media container format, especially meant for streaming media. ASF is part of the Windows Media framework. Return.

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