Explore an overview of one of the more unknown video formats, 3GP, which has a very specific use case yet has very broad uses. The interesting aspect of the 3GP format is it is closely related to its MP4 counterpart.
- [Instructor] In this video,…we're going to talk about a rather obscure format…that you may come across,…and that is the 3GP format.…You may have encountered 3GP video extensions and wondered,…why is that?…The best way of thinking about it is…as a version of the MP4 standard…that kicks out relatively small video file sizes.…This then begs the question,…then why the MP4 standard?…Developed by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project,…3GP is a version of MP4 compression,…but there was a major difference between the two.…
3GP was engineered for mobile phones…to connect to a 3G network either directly or through wi-fi.…This means that even though most MP4 files…are practically universal,…you need to be aware they are not optimized…for mobile playback on 3G networks.…If you are using a phone on a 3G network…and try to play an MP4 video,…the odds are pretty good your phone will have a stroke.…Even so, 3G is available in over 93 countries on the planet…and can be played on very low-end smartphones.…
This is not to say 3GP files are evil.…
- Key video formats used to publish on the web
- Encoding video that's optimized for online delivery
- HTML5 native video embedding and interaction
- Styling video components with CSS
- Captioning video
- Preparing video for social media
- Using Dynamic Link
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1. Web Video Formats
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