Flash works with video on many different levels. You can embed videos directly into a Flash application, progressively download a Flash Video File (FLV) from a Web server, or stream an FLV file from Flash Media Server. The ability to work with video on the Web is a major capability for Flash and anyone developing for the Web.
Book VI shows you how to convert video files from different video formats into both VP6 FLV and H.264 F4V files by using Adobe Media Encoder (included with Flash CS4). You also find out how to play those videos using a video player component or a player you create yourself in a Flash application or with the new Adobe Media Player. We show you how to add cue points and captions to your video for special effects. You even discover how to broadcast a live video and make an audio/video receiver to view the broadcast.