Recent Additions
-Oasus-
(adult sketches)
-Kirakia-
(adult sketches)

Flash

I'm now using Flash as my primary distribution method for animations.

This decision was made for a number of reasons. The primary reason is because of FurAffinity's limitations regarding file size and types. Currently, the only file type that FurAffinity allows for animations is SWF, and those files cannot exceed 10MB in size. This is fine for short, looping videos, but the length of my animations can easily cause the file size to exceed that limitation.

My solution was to create a small SWF file to upload to FA, which then loads the actual video from my own web site. Not only does this allow me to make the video file any size I want; it also prevents audio de synchronization (which can happen with embedded video), and allows playback to begin before the file is fully loaded (progressive download).

The primary reason I stuck with this format for my own web site is because of convenience. My viewers can now watch the animations directly from my web site, without the need to download them first. And, for those of you who prefer to be able to save the animations to your own computer, I also provide them for download in a standard video format.

My format of choice for download used to be DivX, because of its ability to compress the file heavily without losing quality, but it required the codec to be downloaded separately before it would work, which is something that I never cared for. Lately, I've been working with a few other file and compression types, such as WMV, MPEG, and MP4, but I haven't been able to decide on the best balance between quality and compatibility.

If the Flash videos aren't playing for you, make sure that you don't have any script or ad blocking software or add-ons that may be interfering. Also, make sure that you have the newest version of the Adobe Flash player installed on your system. It can be downloaded for free from www.adobe.com.

If the videos play, but they appear jumpy or stutter, you could try opening them in a different web browser. I've observed that videos which are jumpy in Firefox on a slower computer will often play better in Internet Explorer. I have no idea why this is the case, and I've been looking into it, but I haven't found any answers yet.