Sunday, 11 July 2010

Flash Video 101

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Flash Video 101

Flash video is a format of video that delivers high quality images, smoothly and quickly.
The video is compressed or converted to a FLV file, which then can be played almost instantly.


Since the arrival of tube video, web viewers have been demanding video as a part of the web experience. YouTube reported that more than 5 billion videos had been viewed for the month of July 2008. This one example alone tells us there is an importance of a video presence being necessary on websites.


Remember the choppy, grainy streaming video of the late 1990’s? The slow downloading capabilities or viewing that began after a small portion of the file was buffered? That was a major frustration of watching video during that era.


Technology had a major break-through with FLASH (FLV) video. The contributing factor being that more people using high-speed Internet connections with higher-bandwidth. FLV format allows video to load and start quickly because of the compressed video images and speed of broadband.


Flash video has the capabilities to run on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux platforms, meaning it can be viewed by 98% of all Internet-connected computers. Since most computers have a pre-installed Flash Player, the need for downloading additional plug-ins and software to view the videos is eliminated.


Here lies the problem: getting your video into FLV format and uploading to your website rather than using youtube (which allows you have secret videos for paying customers or just build really strong loyalty).


It can be as simple as a 3 step process from start to finish.


Prepare and save your video in avi., mpg., or wvm. format,
1) Locate, meaning where you saved your file on your computer,
2) Convert the video to FLV format and
3) Produce or upload the video to your website. In each step, there are several options that you can pick from. A good program will guide you through this process.


Flash video provides a viewing experience for your website that is seamless, as opposed to a pop-up, or pop-over window, that interrupts the flow of your message.






And now I would like to offer you free instant access to a Free Video Training Course when you go to:


http://masonparker.com/flvproducer - you can immediately get started with publishing full motion streaming video on your Web site.




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