Streaming video using Flash
Adobe Flash is a multimedia platform and it is considered an international standard in the streaming industry. Flash is an important contender in this industry, in a close competition with Silverlight. This is the format we recommend most strongly.
There are 2 Flash formats being used primordialy:
– The first one is .swf – used for flash files integrated in web pages
– The second one is .flv considered the most common way to present animated vector graphics online. dom. Flash is capable to support H.264 files, which is a huge improvement as this standard is a reference in the streaming media market.
By having a high price Flash is not really accessible to everyone. And this because you need a Flash License in order to benefit of it’s full features. Also you need to handle the software but if you previously saw how a video editor works it shall not take you so long.
A Flash License offers you a wide range of video editing features and flexibility. Flash is now the most used method of video integration with web pages, working with a variety of customized menus and offering an interactive way of creating animated content.
Many people and magazines consider that Flash has a big plus by having the most popular and widely spread (supported) video player. It comes as a simple plugin you need to install before accessing the flash files. Even a non pro individual can embed a flash player on a website by simply adding the code on the desired webpage. Another thing confering universality is that Flash Video can be viewed on the most operating systems (using the Flash Player or the web browser plugin).
Here is how a Flash Player looks like:
Flash offers the possiblity to customize the video or audio player by modifying the embed code. This way color, buttons, themes, sizes can be easily manipulated resulting a very personal look according to the place and purposes of your video message. Open source tools can help you create the movies and other content flash compatible.
Speaking about the audio codecs, flash compatible AAC or MP3 technology are closing the circle to provide one with the best streaming or viewing experience.
You may ask why streaming with flash is a good solution. The answer is simple: Flash offers a flexible platform with HD quality for both on-demand and live streaming.