Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video F4V output, part of Encore CS4 New Features.
When you output to SWF, the SWF file is basically the controller and it takes…your video files and encodes them into video for the Flash Player. Typically…this is the FLV file format. So in other words, use the interactivity of this…SWF file to launch the FLV files. Well, now in CS4, you get an option between…FLV or F4V. As at the time of this recording, F4V is a brand new video file format.…It's actually a better means of compression than FLV is, but if you design…things for the web, you know the compatibility is huge; it's a major issue. You…might have a fantastic website, but if it's in some new format that no one can…look at, then it doesn't do much good. So right now FLV is the standard and the…latest versions of Flash Player now supports F4V, but it's not super-compatible…with everybody yet, because not everybody has upgraded their Flash Player.…
So you have the ability to choose between F4V and FLV. Just keep in mind that F4V,…while being a better means of compression, is not as compatible with as many browsers.…
- Creating streaming Flash video
- Supporting dual-layer Blu-ray discs
- Exporting subtitles
- Using the improved Flowchart and Menu Loop Points