So I have to build a video gallery for a stylist. The majority of the work she does is on music videos, TV ads, and the odd TV show/theatre production. Basically 90% of her content is moving image.
She wants the site to be viewable on mobile browsers, primarily iPhone and Blackberry, but I imagine Android support is also a plus.
Her video content is in various different formats and aspect ratios, and to top it off she doesn’t want to use a hosting site like YouTube or vimeo, cos she doesn’t want the logo in the bottom corner of the player.
So a couple of questions: If I use a flash player of any kind, like jwplayer, for example, will iPhone users be able to view the video? If not, is it possible to have iPhone users served a QT video instead?
Finally, what exactly is video hosting, and is it necessary for this project. Can I not stream movies directly from the site’s server?
Ok, I hope that makes sense, thanks in advance.
PS. Are there any good books on this subject that might help me get a handle on all this?