21 April 2008
Flash video offers a wide range of options for you to employ on and off the Internet. Unlike other web video formats, the Adobe Flash video (FLV) format is not simply one that plays in an audio/video player like Windows Media, QuickTime, and Real Player formats do, with limited interactivity. Because Flash video is treated like any other external asset to Adobe Flash Player, you need to create your own video player in ActionScript or use a pre-existing component or library in order to control a Flash video experience.
Note: Excerpted from Adobe Flash CS3 Professional Video Studio Techniques by Robert Reinhardt. Copyright © 2008. Used with permission of Pearson Education, Inc. and Adobe Press. For more information about this book, visit Adobe Press.