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Streaming video file format recommendations

If you intend to use PURR to stream video or make it viewable in an internet browser it is recommended that you use the following file format:

.MP4 with H.264 encoding


This file format is recommended by the HUBzero development team and aligns directly with PURR's File Format Recommendations for "supported" digital preservation.

To learn how to optimally stream / view videos in your browser see How do I stream video with PURR?


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