Understanding the Video class
Flash Player 9 and later, Adobe AIR 1.0 and
The Video class enables
you to display live streaming video in an application without embedding
it in your SWF file. You can capture and play live video using the
You can also use the Video class to play back video files over HTTP
or from the local file system. There are several different ways
to use Video in your projects:
Load a video file dynamically using the NetConnection
and NetStream classes and display the video in a Video object.
Capture input from the user’s camera. For more information,
Working with cameras
Use the FLVPlayback
Use the VideoDisplay
Instances of a Video object on the Stage are
instances of the Video class.
Even though the Video class is in the flash.media package, it
inherits from the flash.display.DisplayObject class. Therefore,
all display object functionality, such as matrix transformations
and filters, also applies to Video instances.
For more information see
Manipulating display objects
Working with geometry
Filtering display objects