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01-19-2009, 05:16 AM
01-19-2009, 07:53 AM
Well for a video sharing site like that, you don't need to develop SWF files on the fly. You need to produce .FLV files, and then have a default video player that loads the FLV.
http://www.adobe.com/products/flashmediaserver/ here is the official products to do this.
You can also use FFMPEG (http://ffmpeg.org/) which can convert AVI to FLV.
Its not as much an advanced topic as it is just difficult to get it all to work properly together. I haven't tried FFMPEG but know others say its great. If the s cale of your project is relatively small, it should be fine, otherwise you'd have to go enterprise with media server.
01-21-2009, 05:17 AM
I know that I don't necessarily need to generate swf files on the fly for the application that I'm working on. However, I would like to know for curiosity's sake. Right now I'm just trying to expand my computer science and programming knowledge base.
01-21-2009, 09:03 AM
I've never used anything, but I saw a library that seems to do it besides MING
I don't think that its a very useful tool to attempt if you want an opinion, so if you want to expand then I would pick up Flex, there is an emerging market for developers in Flex.
01-21-2009, 03:45 PM
A bit OT, but:
I haven't tried FFMPEG but know others say its great.
It depends on which source you get. I use Ubuntu (8.04) and the stock FFMpeg in the repositories AFAIK doesn't do FLV. So I get the stock from the Medibuntu repositories— but I've heard it's no longer available for 8.10, or something to that effect.
But yeah, using the right source, it's a formidable tool.
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