The FLVPlayback component lets you
easily include a video player in your Adobe Flash CS5 Professional
application to play progressively downloaded video files over HTTP,
or streaming video files from Adobe’s Macromedia Flash Media Server, or
from a Flash Video Streaming Service (FVSS).
With the release of Adobe Flash Player 9 Update 3 (version 188.8.131.52
or later), significant improvements for playing video content in
Flash Player have been incorporated. This update includes changes
to the FLVPlayback component that take advantage of the end user's
system video hardware to provide better video playback performance.
The changes to the FLVPlayback component also increase the fidelity
of video files displayed in full-screen mode.
Additionally, Flash Player 9 Update 3 improves the functionality
of the FLVPlayback component by adding support for the high-definition
MPEG-4 video formats that utilize industry standard H.264 encoding.
These formats include MP4, M4A, MOV, MP4V, 3GP, and 3G2.
Note: Protected MP4 files—such as those downloaded from Apple® iTunes® or digitally
encrypted by FairPlay®—are not supported.
The easy-to-use FLVPlayback component has the following characteristics
Can be dragged to the Stage and implemented quickly and
Supports full-screen size
Provides a collection of predesigned skins that allow
you to customize the appearance of its playback controls
Allows you to select color and alpha values for predesigned
Allows advanced users to create their own skins
Provides live preview during authoring
Provides layout properties to keep the video file centered
Allows start of playback when enough of a progressively downloaded
video file has downloaded
Provides cue points that allow you to synchronize your video
with text, graphics, and animation
Maintains a reasonably sized SWF file