Open Video: I Want My OGG


Last Friday I decided to have a go at teaching myself After Effects.  I’ve been wanting to test the waters of motion graphics for a while and decided to take the plunge.  A few hours later I had the startings of a fun intro video I’ve been wanting to create for some time now.  It’s no where near complete as I want to inject whimsy and merriment to a higher degree, but it’s a start.

Exporting the video to Quicktime, it weighed in at a hefty 250Mb at 1280 x 720.  Ouch.

So what did I do?  I gave the OGG format a whirl.  An open video standard with dead simple <video> code bits to slap ‘er into a page?  Sure!  Sign me up.

The result was the 1280 x 720 250Mb Quicktime turning into a 1280 x 720 1.5 Mb OGG file.  Now I don’t know about you, but that seems pretty fantastic to me.

Here is the result for your viewing pleasure (Firefox 3.5 beta required to view).


note: I’m sure my lack of knowledge about video codecs and compression may be showing in regards to the file sizes, but hey, I’m just starting out in the moving picture scene. 🙂