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Professional Web Video by Mark Weiser, Richard Harrington

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UNDERSTANDING FLASH VIDEO

Flash Video is actually an all-encompassing term. The architecture has many different components (including three file extensions and three different compression types). Since the addition of video into version 6 in 2002, Flash has gone on to claim market leader status. In 2009, Flash video accounted for 75% of all online video consumption.

Flash's popularity has been driven by two forces. Developers prefer it as it offers a cross-platform browser-based application. This makes it much easier to author once and deploy to many screens. Web consumers have been attracted to it because of both its ubiquity and its ease of ...

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