Flash Video

flashWhat contains your file format as well as used to deliver digital video contents like TV show, movies etc is called Flash Video. You can use Flash Video to distribute files on the internet with the help of version six or higher of Adobe Player. FLV and F4V are the two known file formats of christened Flash Video. The audio and video in FLV are encoded in the same process as SWF files.

Best Steps for En-coding Video

First, you have to acquire a video and encode it before you can add the on-demand or prerecorded web video to the page of your web. Encoding involves converting a video into a compatible format with Adobe Flash Player (FLV or MPEG-4).

If you want to capture a live video and have it published, use Flash Player, and Adobe Media Server.

How to Encode FLV and F4V Video Files

With flash CSS, video encoding solutions are met. With this, you can encode your video clips into the FLV or F4V format.

Video Import Wizard

When you import your FLV video files, the Video Import Wizard is what allows you to be able to encode them. The ‘but’ in the Video Import Wizard is that it only permits you to encode one video clip at a time. The steps of encoding can be time and computing intensive.

Flash Professional CS5 Professional is available for users that work mostly on contents that are video centred.  Professional CS5 has Adobe Media Encoder and QuickTime Exporter as features.

Adobe Media Encoder

With the Adobe Media Encoder, you can categorise processed video clips. This allows you to work uninterrupted as you can encode many video clips simultaneously.

It is noteworthy that the Adobe Media Encoder as well as the Video Import Wizard enables you to transfer encoding and cue pint settings to XML files so that they can be used again across other video productions when needed.

Whenever you want to encode on-demand or prerecording video, there is the need to put different factors into consideration.  These factors include: the rate of depicted motions, size of your file and the bandwidth you are targeting plus frame rate, keyframe interval as well as the dimension of the video’s pixel.

Guidelines when Compressing FLV and F4V video formats for Web Delivery:

  • If you need more motion in your video, higher bandwidth, advanced frame rate and large dimensions of pixels, a higher target bandwidth allows for such.
  • It lowers the bandwidth you can reach when you have less motion in your video.
  • You have to decrease the frame distance as the motion increases and to achieve a comparable video quality, the bit rate has to increase.