Remember that Captivate was originally designed to create Adobe Flash (.swf) files that can be played back by the Adobe Flash Player plugin. In 2006, Adobe (formerly Macromedia) added video support to Flash. At that time, the Flash Player supported only a specific Flash video format: the
.flv format (flv stands for Flash Video). In 2007, some restrictions of the
.flv format led to the development by Adobe of the
.f4v Flash video format. Today, the Flash Player supports both the
.f4v video formats. The Adobe Media Encoder is used to convert any kind of video to the
.f4v file format.
With the arrival of HTML 5, it is now possible for a web browser to play a video (or audio) file natively, without the help ...