4.6 Only upload video(s) in the original format it was produced (no lower quality re-encodes). Exemptions made for DVD/VHS conversions & custom compilations.
I'm (very) new here and I understand that rules are rules.
But ..... it may be a bit of a problem.
I do a lot of editing to my files and that includes converting to other formats, usually to improve performance, but also to "take care" of some ridiculously oversized files.
Also, there is something we must be aware of. Strangely enough some formats can't be played anymore, believe it or not, by their own players.
Quicktime doesn't play some older mov and mp4 files. Realplayer doesn't support older .rm (h263) video and even won't play some .rmbv files based on RV4. (similar to mp4-h264)
We could always rely on VLC player. Although very old mov wasn't supported for a while (wm2codec) recently wm3 can't be played anymore either.
In my quest to what to post I will make sure that I have the original format, but it seems to me that a file, which maybe hard to get if not posted for obeying this rule, will be a definite loss.
On a personal note; my state of the art PC gave up on me and I'm stuck with an old Pentium 4 - 2,4 Ghz
for the foreseeable future. I simply can't play those extra HD stuff.
Surely I can host those files before encoding, but a lot of my library has already been converted to playable formats.
Well. I do my best and start searching for material not yet posted at this board
an other day .............