Online audio examples - tips for encoding
--When it comes to putting audio on the internet, numerous
codecs are available.
--This page proposes several audio examples to see which codecs (mp3, Real, Windows Media...) are really worth it.
ADPCM audio is sometimes used in Flash movies
|Flash plug-in, v 3+|
|MP3 audio, go there
||Real Player, v 7+|
|QuickTime codecs, go there
||QuickTime player, v 4+|
|Real Player proprietary codecs, go
||Real Player plug-in, v 8+|
|Windows Media proprietary codecs,
go there *
||Windows Media plug-in, v 6+|
* attention Macintosh users
- serious problems are often encountered when using the Windows Media plug-in for Mac.
What program can be used to encode audio / video content ?
||Any good encoder - details here|
|QuickTime audio & video
||QuickTime Pro - details here|
|Real Player audio & video
||Real / Helix Producer -
|Windows Media audio & video
||Windows Media encoder -
Which software can handle which codec ?
|Macromedia Director||MP3 & PCM (so called "Shockwave audio" is MP3 audio)|
|Macromedia Flash||ADPCM, MP3 & PCM|
|QuickTime||ALaw, uLaw, IMA, MACE, MetaSound, MetaVoice, QDesign Music, Qualcomm PV, MP3, PCM|
|Real Player||Real Audio proprietary, MP3, PCM|
|Windows Media Player||Windows Audio proprietary, MP3, PCM|