I've never had to put movie clips into a site before and now would like to display movies on my site. I have them in mpg format, but can convert them to avi's if that's better.
There is so much information out there i was hoping someone could condense it with a few pointers on the best practice of displaying videos to web site users.
I understand i can either use the object tag to allow windows media player inside the page to render the video (but there is a pop-up about content being run which is quite offputting) or the embed tag for non-ie browsers. What are the pros/cons of each?
Alternatively i have been looking at flash players, but do not know much about them - again, what are the pros and cons, are they better than the object/embed approach, more usable/accessible, and are there any good (preferably free) players that you can recommend? Will a flash player be able to play avi/mpg clips at all?
Advice is appreciated