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Macromedia Studio 8: Training from the Source by Shaowen Bardzell, Jeffrey Bardzell

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Chapter 9. Flash Video

The basics of working in Flash are now familiar to you: keyframes, tweens, laying out screens, importing digital photos, and some basic scripting. As you’ll discover in this lesson, working with video in Flash is somewhat different from working with bitmaps, because there’s more to video.

Specifically, video contains a sequence of bitmap images, rather than a single image; a video file also may include one or more audio tracks; and the video file may be encoded using special compression algorithms. In addition, video files tend to be massive by Web standards (and arguably by any standards). Each of these characteristics of video has implications for how you deploy it. For example, because of its large file size, Web users ...

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