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Hands-On Guide to Flash Video by Jan Ozer, Stefan Richter

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CHAPTER 1

Quick Start

Certainly one of the most common tasks when publishing Flash video content is repurposing existing footage for online usage. While you can produce optimal quality by shooting exclusively for Flash delivery, this isn’t always a realistic option, sometimes due to time constraints and other times due to budget.

As we’re trying hard to “keep it real” in this book (there’s a reason why this series is called Hands-On Guide Series), you will now jump right in and:

•  Encode some existing footage to FLV format

•  Bring it into Flash for configuration

•  Export the application as a SWF file

•  Upload the content to deploy it online.

Creating the FLV File

Here’s the scenario. I (Jan) shot an interview with a local band named No ...

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