21 March 2011
There are many fine details involved with creating custom players for web video. Overall playback quality can hinge on video file characteristics, optimized player logic, and efficient detection of CPU and connection speed. This paper outlines some common pitfalls and offers suggestions to help achieve the best possible playback on devices.

About this document

This white paper describes techniques, best practices, and recommended functionality for developing media player applications that are optimized for mobile devices. It is an addendum to the white paper, Mobile encoding guidelines for Android powered devices.

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Topics covered:
  • Video content optimizations
  • Detection routines
  • Performance optimizations

Intended audience

This technical white paper is intended for developers and content publishers who want to understand limitations and considerations for developing media playback applications for mobile devices

Where to go from here

Learn more about HTTP Dynamic Streaming for flexible delivery of on-demand and live video streaming. Also read mobile encoding guidelines for Android powered devices and understand how to optimize web content for mobile delivery.
Learn the recipes of video compression—both as an art form and as a highly technical process—by downloading the Video encoding cookbook and profile guidelines for the Adobe Flash Platform.
For more information about Flash Media Server, please visit the Flash Media Server product page and the Flash Media Server Developer Center.