Understanding connection speeds
You can specify the movie settings you want to use when the Save Movie Wizard to send a movie to the Web.
When choosing a setting for sending a movie to the Web, its important to consider your audiences connection speed. The connection speed is the rate that your audience connects to the Internet to browse the Web. This rate, often expressed in kilobits per second (Kbps), determines how quickly Web pages and other Web content loads when your audience is browsing the Web or watching other Web content.
Your target audiences connection speed should determine the movie setting you choose when sending a movie to the Web. For example, if many of your family members connect to the Internet through a dial up modem at 56 Kbps, you should choose this corresponding movie setting. This will help improve your audiences viewing experience when watching your movie over the Web. If you choose a movie setting that is too high, such as a setting intended for audiences that connect to the Web over a broadband connection (for example DSL, cable modem, or LAN), the movie will be slow to download and playback will not be optimal.
Conversely, if your audience has a faster Internet connection, you will most likely want to choose a movie setting for DSL, cable modem, or LAN users. This lets you save your movie at a higher quality setting because your audience has the to properly watch these movies.