Appendix D. Troubleshooting Video for the Flash Platform

Although I’ve made every attempt to address structured workflows for Flash-compatible video throughout this book, you may encounter problems during the encoding and deployment process. This appendix can help you find answers to common problems with video destined for the Flash platform.

  • Why does my progressive download AVC/H.264 video file play only when the entire video file has downloaded and cached to the browser?

    The most likely cause is that special metadata information is contained at the very end of the video file and the video file can’t begin playback until that metadata is read. This special metadata is termed the moov atom. You can use a few utilities to reposition the moov atom ...

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