Awesome. Are you sure? Encoding for streaming is not the same as playing a video on your desktop. If your answer is yes, well that’s great, here are the requirements:
First, if you can get your hands on Quicktime Pro, it’s the easiest and simplest method to encode a video. If you have experience with more advanced editing programs by-all-means use those.
Video Size: I recommend 640 pixels wide to accommodate all sizes of screens and devices, but there’s nothing to stop you from rocking 1280 × 720 pixels (720p) or 1920 × 1080 pixels (1080i/1080p).
Streaming Rate: 800 – 3000 kbits/sec is the recommended data rate and keep in mind the higher you go the better quality the video but the slower the playback will be. Of course it all depends on the viewers connection speed.
Audio: AAC, 44.100 or 48.000 kHz and 128 or 144 or 160 kbps.
Format: The video should be exported as mp4 and MUST have h.264 compression enabled (optimized for streaming natch). Only mp4 is accepted by all browsers and devices.
Streaming: Make sure you “Enable Streaming” and “Optimize for server” on the streaming tab.
One More Step: Follow these instructions to encode your video for FireFox browsers (WebM)
1. Visit the WebM project website to see a list of encoders available for free or for purchase (here).
2. Re-encode your video to the WebM format so that the name is exactly the same filename as the .mp4 video file except the extension will be .webm
3. Upload your video to the media library.
Note: do not add the video to a menu item only the original video needs to be in a gallery (menu item) and when the FireFox browser is used the site will play the proper version.