Convert MP4 Video to WEBM & OGV (OGG) using FFMPEG

If you use the html5 video element, you probably want to also include webm & ogv videos to help make your video more accessible on browsers. (I won’t get into using the element, but it’s fairly simple.) What I do want to share is an easy way to take our source video (maybe .mp4 or .mov) and convert it to .webm and .ogv. This solution uses the freely available FFMPEG – it’s been around forever, and many of the pay software “utilities” you could buy just use it in the background. Let’s get to it. Continue reading “Convert MP4 Video to WEBM & OGV (OGG) using FFMPEG”

Convert MP4 Video to WEBM & OGV (OGG) using FFMPEG

Wirecast – Unable to start, find the Quicktime plug-in solution

If installing Wirecast (a great live streaming application by Telestream) and you run across this little error upon starting up for the first time:

 

Wirecast was unable to start
Unable to find the QuickTime plug-in. Please reinstall Wirecast.

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I would not recommend reinstalling Wirecast but simply downloading and installing QuickTime:

  1. Visit www.apple.com/quicktime/download/ and download
  2. Run Setup
  3. I would uncheck the boxes on this dialog:
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  4. And at the end of the install I would also click “No Thanks”:
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You should now be able to run Wirecast without the QuickTime error. This applied to Wirecast 5 (5.0.3) and Windows 7 x64.

As a side note, I’ve been experimenting with DaCast streaming provider, so far seems to work well.

Wirecast – Unable to start, find the Quicktime plug-in solution