File Format Information
Original Formats: The vast majority of our video clips are of WMV format and the resolution/data rates are 640x480/1024, 320x240/512 and 320x240/192.
These are the three formats that we used since we started the company. Therefore, most of the clips are available in these formats and resolutions.
Added WMV-1080-720/4096, Stopped Using WMV-320X240/192: However, in March 2013, we changed some formats. We will be keeping the WMV-640x480/1024 and
WMV-320x240/512 for the foreseeable future. We will stop using
the WMV-320x240/192, since it is a very low resolution. At will also begin adding WMV-1080X720/4096, which will be our highest resolution. Please keep in mind
that this new WMV-1080X720/4096 resolution will not be available for all clips. it will be available for all new clips. We will do our best to add this
resolution to the older clips over time.
Streaming Added: In March 2013, we also began adding Flash video for streaming. There are two resolutions, 640x480 and 320x240.
Screen Grabs: Screen grabs are almost always available for each scene. These are 720x480 and are JPG type.
Important Note: Please note that the above descriptions of what formats are available in the Member's Section are generally true in most cases. However,
there may be times when a particular scene is not available for a given format. We are not required to add a particular format; however, if you request a particular
scene to be added with one of these formats or resolutions listed in this section, we can usually accommodate your request.
Flash Preview: In March 2013 we have added Flash streaming for the preview clips in the Tour pages. We are using 320x240 resolution. Keep in mind that this
is the same exact format that we use in the Member's Section. So, if you can stream these samples, you should be able to stream the video clips in the Member's Section.
We also typically have 640x480 resolution Flash streaming in the Member's Section too, but not for previews.
Downloadable Clips: In most cases, we will also have a version of the sample clips that can be downloaded, for visitors who prefer to download them, or who cannot
stream the Flash sample clips. These are WMV type and have a resolution/data rate of 640x480/1024. Note that WMV is the downloadable format type that we use in the
Member's Section. So if you can download and play these clips in the Tour section, then you should be able to download and play the ones in the Member's Section. Also,
please note that the 640x480/1024 is our most common resolution in the Member's Section. However, we have 320x240/512 and 320x240/192. We will also typically have
1080x720/4096 for all new clips.
Streaming to Portable Devices
We will be adding MP4 format, which is a format that can typically be downloaded on a PC and played with various players, such as RealPlayer. However, this format can
also usually be streamed via Android devices and iPads and iPhones. We will be adding this format to for the Tour samples and the Member's Section in the future. However,
like the new Flash streaming and higher resolution 1080x720/4096, we will first be adding MP4 to all new clips, but will try to also add it to older clips as time goes on.