Chapter Eight. Working with Video

Video has become one of the most popular features in Flash. This is partly because of the growth in high-speed access to the Internet—more than 70 percent of active U.S. Internet users now have broadband connections—but it’s also because Flash video is so easy to use. Flash video works identically on any computer that has a recent version of Flash Player. And because Flash video can be controlled by ActionScript, any developer can easily create a custom video player that fits the look and style of a particular Flash movie. It’s no wonder that popular video sites such as YouTube and MySpaceTV use Flash Video (aka FLV) as their delivery format. This chapter gives you the basics of getting video into your Flash ...

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