Good off-the-shelf Flash player to play Quicktime (.mov) files? Or get one custom-built?
I have videos of a recent event, all in Quicktime .mov format, nicely edited. I want to post them online, on a site that I host myself.
Problem, of course, is that lots of users don't have Quicktime installed, and/or the default Quicktime player isn't very friendly (starts and stops as things are buffering).
So I want to use a Flash player (like every other site with video does) to allow users a more convenient way to play the files.
The off-the-shelf Flash players I've found so far either gak on something in the format - they can't play my edited .mov file - or they degrade the quality significantly - or the UI is horrible.
Commercial video-site players, embeddable things like the Revver player, look much better, but they throw ads into the mix. I don't want ads. I'm hosting the files and am willing to pay to own the flash player.
So: is there a good off-the-shelf solution I'm missing, or is this a case where I should go out and get someone to custom-code a decent Flash player (and if so, where do I find that person)?
P.S. Yes, I've read this 2005 post
about encoding Web video - figuring things have developed in the ensuing 3 years.