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Convert video to flash - Flash Video Encoder Compare

Flash Video is a type of video that can be played by Flash Player. A Flash Video file can be a separated FLV file or a video stream in a SWF file. It has various video encoding methods. Flash Player 6 only supports Sorenson Spark encoding method; Flash Player 7 supports one more encoding method, Screen Video that can compress files without losing the original quality. Apart from the two above-mentioned encoding methods, Flash Player 8 supports On2 VP6, which is currently the best encoder available. Its video quality is superior to MPEG4, H264, and DIVX. As Flash Video becoming more and more popular, it will be the major built-in web video file in the near future.

January 10, 2006 Author: jack king Rating:

Introducing sIFR: The Healthy Alternative to Browser Text

It’s been well over ten years now since the debut of the graphical web browser and we still don’t have an easy way to deliver rich typography using HTML/CSS. With CSS we can size, style, color, kern, show, and hide our text but we can’t deliver something classical typesetters have delivered since at least the 15th century: custom typography. Until now.

In concert with Shaun Inman and Tomas Jogin, [I] am releasing into the public domain a scalable, multiline, Flash 6 compatible version of IFR to help you reduce the amount of browser text in your life and free the world from the scourge of Arial.

April 26, 2005 Author: Chris Charlton Rating:

Introducing the JSFL File API

The latest update to Macromedia Flash MX 2004 adds new file I/O capabilities to the JavaScript API (JSAPI). The shared library installed with the Flash MX 2004 7.2 Updater exposes a new FLfile object to JavaScript Flash (JSFL). This object contains 14 new functions that enable Flash developers to write Flash extensions that can access, modify, and remove files and folders on the local file system.

In this article [I] introduce you to the new functionality of the File API and show you how to implement it in your JSFL scripts.

April 17, 2005 Author: Chris Charlton Rating:

XML in Flash

XML is fundamental in today's internet. It can be used to replace databases (in certain circumstances) or allow users to syndicate content. This tutorial shows you how to use Flash and XML. XML packets can sent and received using the XML class by using the load, send and sendAndLoad methods or you can use Flash MX Professional 2004's new XMLConnector to send and receive packets and bind them to other components on the Stage at runtime.

April 8, 2005 Author: Erwin Altena Rating:

Integrating XML and Flash in a Web Application

Integrating XML and Flash in a Web Application is a tutorial which uses a fictional stock market application to explain how to integrate Flash and XML.

Using XML and Flash together to create a powerfull webtool in flash that uses XML to correspond with for exaple IMEX, IMEX stands for Imaginary Macromedia Exchange. IMEX is the product that they use to show you the combination of XML and Flash.

April 8, 2005 Author: Erwin Altena Rating:

Introduction to Scalable Inman Flash Replacement (sIFR)

HTML limits what you can do with font styling on the web. Pick a stylin' font that's only on your system, and your visitors get a fall back font; that's the way it works, or rather used to work...This presentation will introduce you to a technique, called Scalable Inman Flash Replacement (sIFR), which will allow you to use that hot new font on the pages you create, without being forced to use images, all in a easy to use, unobtrusive, backwards compatible, search-engine friendly manner by using a nifty combination of Flash and JavaScript.

April 3, 2005 Author: Chris Charlton Rating: Not enough votes