Welcome GUEST!      CREATE ACCOUNT - Forgot Password?

Create an account to share your experiences and more!


Auto Log-in Future Sessions (on this computer).
User Polls Daily polls where users can vote and give their opinion!

What is your preferred file type for videos?

Type: General
avi 21% 10 Votes
wmv 44% 21 Votes
mpg 10% 5 Votes
mov 0% 0 Votes
flv 0% 0 Votes
Other 25% 12 Votes

Reply to Poll
Register to Vote!

48 Votes Total

Jul 9, 2011

Poll Replies (19)

Replies to the user poll above.

Msg # User Message Date


Capn (28) As I am not into videos, I don't really have a preference on this :0/
07-09-11  12:06am

Reply To Message


otoh (54) I usually watch videos with VLC, which seems to show anything I throw at it, so I'm not too worried about formats. MPG is probably the most open standard though, so given a choice, I guess I'd choose that.
07-09-11  12:09am

Reply To Message


slutty (111) I usually prefer the h.264 mpeg-4, which I guess could be included in mpg, but since that usually refers to an mpeg-1 or mpeg-2 I chose other. I find this question a bit odd. If it is referring to file extensions some of these can represent several different types of videos.
07-09-11  12:55am

Reply To Message


BadMrFrosty (56) Putting my geek hat on for just a moment, those are all container formats which means that the same file type could actually be one of many of different types of video and audio. For example, a AVI file could contain video encoded using Divx, Xvid, h261, Intel Indeo and many more. The same is true for all of the formats mentioned.

Because of this you should be aware that a AVI downloaded from one site will not necessarily be the same as a AVI downloaded from another site in terms of compatibility or quality.

That said I prefer h264 video and AC3 audio for my videos :)

07-09-11  12:57am

Reply To Message


tangub (155) Same as Cap'n, not really into videos but on the occasions i wish to watch them would prefer to just have a simple wmv format that i can watch in windows media player, it annoys the hell out of me that one site forces me to download divx player just to view their videos then another site forces me to download Quicktime player (Petites Parisiennes last month) because they only provide the one download option. I guess it makes little difference now i've been forced to download all the various players.
07-09-11  01:09am

Reply To Message


RustyJ (145) Other. I think we have some containers and file formats here mixed with compression types. Generally I hate mov, dislike wmv and would prefer mp4/H.264.
07-09-11  01:23am

Reply To Message


Belthazar (0) AVI and only AVI as I watch my videos on TV, HD recorder or computer, so because of compatability AVI is my first choice.
07-09-11  03:24am

Reply To Message


otoh (54) REPLY TO #5 - tangub :

tangub, re the .mov files from Petites Parisiennes - I think they are h264s, but the .mov container probably means that you need QT player as opposed to WM player on Windows.

However, if you download VLC, I find that it plays pretty much everything, including these, so you may want to try that. (The only exception is that this month's PP videos lose their sound in VLC, but the webmaster is rectifying this.)

07-09-11  05:02am

Reply To Message


Monahan (44) REPLY TO #2 - otoh :

I also use VLC and find that all videos play equally well. I usually use WMV simply because it also plays well on WMP.

One exception is f4v. HD videos from Naughty America are in f4v format which does not play on VLC. Solution is to just change the extension from f4v to wmv and you're good to go.

07-09-11  07:45am

Reply To Message


pat362 (375) I picked wmv because that's the one I usually find on most sites. I really like the new h.264 format and that's one I will pick above wmv. The main reason is that the file size is often a little smaller than a wmv file of the same video.
07-09-11  08:05am

Reply To Message


messmer (137) h.264 (mp4) for me. I suppose that falls under mpg, so I'll vote that way. Please let me know if it doesn't.
07-09-11  09:40am

Reply To Message


HeatherMcXxx (10) As a Mac girl, I lean toward mpg files. The less I have to worry about getting a video to play, the better. :)
07-09-11  12:32pm

Reply To Message


manholelover (24) Not being a technical wizz, I always select WMV where available, just because it's what i know best and seems the simplest to me.
07-09-11  12:35pm

Reply To Message


turboshaft (24) Since I'm part of the Mac cult I prefer MP4, or "Other" I guess, since the fairly common WMV format doesn't convert all at once (you can't skip through longer videos as soon as you open the file, it might take a few minutes).

This is why I prefer sites that offer multiple formats, from SD up to hi-res HD, since so many subscribers are PC users but that Apple users aren't left out. : - |

07-09-11  12:59pm

Reply To Message


Drooler (220) MP4's can look really good, but wmv files are still my basic standard. I just happen to like the way Windows Media Player works well enough when playing them.

But I do have VLC on hand for everything else. It starts with a crappy image at first sometimes, but it recovers quickly and is easy to use.

I tossed out my DivX Player. It was doing various weird things with downloads, and crashing my computer most times I downloaded an avi file! And once I "upgraded" (HA-HA-HA-HA) to the latest version, it REALLY fucked up my system good (imagine a PC on horse tranquilizer) and OUT IT WENT FOREVER, AMEN!

07-09-11  02:20pm

Reply To Message


Goldfish (67) wmv were my go-to format for a long time but I find mpg or mp4 are usually smaller file sizes with similar video quality to a comparable wmv.
07-09-11  08:48pm

Reply To Message


mbaya (366) WMV are the best, but I put AVI because the files are compressed and therefore smaller.
07-09-11  09:02pm

Reply To Message


ludovicoeinuadi (0) Mkvs are the best file format out there. I'd prefer that and then mp4.
07-10-11  02:36am

Reply To Message


RLane (16) Whatever has the best quality and higher resolution is what makes my decision.
12-11-11  01:43pm

Reply To Message

*Message rows highlighted in light orange are replies to replies.

Home - Sites - Users - Reviews - Comments - Categories - Forum

Contact Us - Announcements - FAQ's - Terms & Rules - Porn Review - Webmasters

Protecting Minors
We are strong supporters of RTA and ICRA, two of the most recognized self labeling organizations. Our site is properly labeled to assist in the protection of minors accessing inappopriate content. For information about filtering tools, check this site.


To report child pornography, go directly to ASACP!  We're proud to be a corporate sponsor.
Have concerns or questions about porn addiction?  We recommend this helpful resource.

Copyright © 2007 Ranks.com, Inc. and its licensors. All Rights Reserved.

Loaded in 0.05 seconds.