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chapter 13 Movies on the Web-- and On the Phone A fter editing your iMovie to perfection, you'll want to show it to the world. Sure, you can preserve your work on videotape (Chapter 11) or CDs (Chap- ter 12); that's fne if you want to make a handful of copies for a few friends. But the big time is the Internet. This 200-million-seat megaplex is where the action is, where unknown independent flmmakers get noticed, and where it doesn't cost you a penny to distribute your work to a vast worldwide audience. Make the Big Screen Tiny All of the techniques described in this chapter assume that you've exported your iMovie production as a QuickTime movie (see Chapter 12). Now, you could post your 24-frames-per-second, 640 x 480, stereo-CD-quality sound motion picture on your Web page. But you'd have to include instructions that say, "Please download my movie! It's only 2 GB--about fve days of continuous down- loading with a 56 K modem. But trust me, it's worth the wait!" A vast audience still connects to the Internet using an ordinary telephone-line modem, such as a 28.8 K or 56 K model. These modems receive data very slowly, so they're not very well equipped for receiving video from the Internet. If you expect anyone to actually watch your movies, therefore, you, like thousands of Internet moviemakers before you, will have to make your Web-based movies tiny. To make your movie watchable by people with telephone-line modems, use the Expert settings described on page 295 to specify: chapter13:moviesontheweb--andonthephone 315