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Understanding the benefits of Flash Media Playback

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Video: Understanding the benefits of Flash Media Playback

Flash Media Playback is by far the quickest and easiest way to add a customizable video player to your web site. Now that you've gotten a good look at it though, I would like to give you an overview of its pros and cons, so you can be sure it's the best player for your needs. There are a lot of benefits to using Flash Media Playback. You can set up autoplay, autohide controls, add a preview frame, and set control of our positioning without having to write any ActionScript code. The setup page makes it easy to generate embed code with all of your settings, so you don't even have to write that code from scratch.

Understanding the benefits of Flash Media Playback

Flash Media Playback is by far the quickest and easiest way to add a customizable video player to your web site. Now that you've gotten a good look at it though, I would like to give you an overview of its pros and cons, so you can be sure it's the best player for your needs. There are a lot of benefits to using Flash Media Playback. You can set up autoplay, autohide controls, add a preview frame, and set control of our positioning without having to write any ActionScript code. The setup page makes it easy to generate embed code with all of your settings, so you don't even have to write that code from scratch.

You can customize the look and feel of the player through simple color changes, or even replace the interface elements with your own custom artwork. Standard playback functions such as play, pause, stop, rewind, fast-forward, and video navigation are all built in to Flash Media Playback. And if you want to use the latest features, such as dynamic streaming or DVR functionality--and any new ones, as they are added--they're built right in, so you don't need to figure out the programming to work them into your player.

And because Flash Media Playback is built on open-source media framework, you can take advantage of a lesson of OSMF plug-ins to easily integrate advertising, analytics, and content delivery network hosting into your player as needed. The one big drawback to using Flash Media Playback would be its limited customization. You're really limited to the configuration parameters that Adobe has provided. And because the player is hosted by Adobe, you can't access the source code to make any changes. So as you can see Flash Media Playback can be perfect for simple video players for the Flash platform, but may not meet all of your needs if you need a very customized player.

In that case, Strobe Media Playback might be the right solution for you. We'll take a closer look at Strobe in the next chapter.

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Publishing Video with the Flash Platform

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Lisa Larson-Kelley
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  1. 3m 32s
    1. Welcome
      51s
    2. Who is this course for?
      1m 29s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 12s
  2. 3m 34s
    1. Understanding the anatomy of a video player in Flash
      2m 56s
    2. Exploring the video players to be built
      38s
  3. 6m 13s
    1. Setting up Flash Professional CS5
      1m 54s
    2. Setting up Dreamweaver CS5
      1m 26s
    3. Reviewing the prep
      1m 12s
    4. Setting up local file permissions for Flash Player
      1m 41s
  4. 28m 23s
    1. Converting a video for playback in Flash
      3m 24s
    2. Converting a video using Adobe Media Encoder
      3m 14s
    3. Adding custom metadata to a video
      4m 59s
    4. Understanding the conversion settings
      4m 10s
    5. Customizing the encoding settings
      6m 2s
    6. Getting the best quality out of your video
      6m 34s
  5. 18m 30s
    1. Getting started with Flash Media Playback
      2m 12s
    2. Configuring Flash Media Playback's general settings
      4m 40s
    3. Understanding Flash Media Playback's advanced settings
      4m 15s
    4. Embedding Flash Media Playback in your web site
      2m 48s
    5. Publishing files on a web server
      2m 46s
    6. Understanding the benefits of Flash Media Playback
      1m 49s
  6. 19m 6s
    1. Getting started with Strobe Media Playback
      1m 45s
    2. Downloading Strobe Media Playback
      2m 56s
    3. Configuring Strobe Media Playback
      5m 54s
    4. Embedding and testing Strobe Media Playback in your web site
      3m 9s
    5. Publishing with Strobe Media Playback
      3m 23s
    6. Understanding the benefits of Strobe Media Playback
      1m 59s
  7. 30m 39s
    1. Getting started with the FLVPlayback component
      2m 12s
    2. Creating a new FLA file in Flash Professional CS5
      3m 55s
    3. Understanding FLVPlayback control components
      5m 28s
    4. Configuring the FLVPlayback component
      4m 49s
    5. Exporting the video player SWF file
      3m 12s
    6. Enabling full-screen playback in your player
      3m 22s
    7. Embedding and testing the video player in your web site
      1m 31s
    8. Publishing with the FLVPlayback component
      2m 42s
    9. Understanding the benefits of the FLVPlayback component
      3m 28s
  8. 21m 43s
    1. Cue point basics
      3m 31s
    2. Embedding navigation cue points
      3m 43s
    3. Using embedded navigation cue points
      4m 16s
    4. Using dynamic event cue points
      10m 13s
  9. 1m 17s
    1. Where to learn more
      1m 17s

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