Hands-On-Guide to Flash Video


New book by Stefan Richter & Jan Ozer.

” The book (which you can preorder here) has quite a broad target audience and I think that most people will gain SOMETHING from it. I tried to keep the code part quite basic because I expect that a lot of readers will be new to Flash and not only to the Flash video side of things. On the flipside I think that seasoned Flashers can gain a lot of new knowledge from Jan’s chapters as he takes a close look at codecs, shooting, lighting and encoding, to name but a few. But that’s not to say that my chapters on Flash Media Server won’t have anything to offer to experienced ActionScripters, too.”


1. Quick Start
2. The Streaming Media Landscape
3. Designing the Set
4. Lighting the Set
5. Streaming-Related Shooting Skills
6. Correcting Audio and Video Problems
7. Preparing for Compression
8. Producing Alpha Channel video
9. Encoding Your Video
10. Flash Video Concepts
11. Deploying Progressive Flash Video
12. Customizing FLV Playback
13. Using Cue Points
14. Controlling Your Content
15. Advanced Effects and Playback Options
16. Introduction to Flash Media Server (FMS)
17. Streaming Video with Flash Media Server
18. Advanced Flash Media Server Techniques
19. Case Studies

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Flash Media Server 2 Now Available


Macromedia, today announced the immediate availability of Macromedia Flash Media Server 2, server software that offers a unique combination of traditional streaming media capabilities and a flexible development environment for creating and delivering innovative, interactive media applications.

Press Release here.

Flash Media Server 2 Features Listed Here


New Features:

– High Quality Video
– Automatic Player Detection
– Quality of Service Monitoring
– Authentication
– Encrypted Delivery
– Origin and Edge Servers
– Multiple Processes
– Backend System Integration
– Logging

For a complete list and more info visit the Macromedia website and follow this link.