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What's the best method for fast load on mobile devices?

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:45 pm
by Daniel
Recently I got a webpage going with videos that I converted in HandBrake. They look decent enough and play quickly on a PC but when I see the page on a phone (Android) they of course take a while to load. Reading around online there are suggestions like making another video in WebM, making a video in a smaller resolution like 640, and so on. Then there is this site which recommends a script placed on the webpage.

I figure many of the members off this forum have encountered this before and probably have found workable solutions for it.

Thanks

Daniel

Re: What's the best method for fast load on mobile devices?

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:26 pm
by musicvid
If the files are web optimized, they should begin to stream in a matter of seconds.

Re: What's the best method for fast load on mobile devices?

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:34 pm
by mduell
Web optimized will help them start playing before the entire video is downloaded.

Beyond that, reducing the bitrate by reducing the quality will help them load faster.

Re: What's the best method for fast load on mobile devices?

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:51 pm
by Daniel
Thank you musicvid and mduell

I did web optimize the videos. I figure other factors such as type of phone (older one), host server, and so on, will affect the speed.

But I went back to it on the phone and it did load faster. Maybe the phone was not in the best mood when I previously tried. :-D

I wondered about uploading one of the videos to YouTube. Not having done it before nor any info about it I thought that the video, which is around 220 Mb, was going to be too much then I looked at the max file sizes you can upload on YT and was surprised at how large they could be. :-)

Daniel

Re: What's the best method for fast load on mobile devices?

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:09 pm
by mduell
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Re: What's the best method for fast load on mobile devices?

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:51 pm
by Daniel
mduell

Just to figure out they had been web optimized?