Hi. I've been looking for some really simple,... really simple.... guides to FLV. Been searching off and on now for what feels like an age and everything I turn up whether presenting itself as 'beginner' leaves me with more questions than answers. Either my brain is a bit individual or I'm thick.
Questions about Flash and FLV I can't seem to get sorted in my head for all the technical top end info-overload out there include:
- Do you have-to-have a 'streaming server' in order to serve FLV files? The answer is 'No' isn't it?
- However (same question, different way around) if you don't have a 'streaming server' Flash can't do true 'streaming', it 'progressively downloads'.... as depending on the server, Flash needs to treat an FLV file slightly differently?
- If you're 'progressively-downloading', your FLV file has to be a special FLV file with all it's keyframes referenced or.. some-such, never been involved in the video production end so I get out of my depth (even more) quickly here.
- And kinda finally.. to set me on my way.. it is possible to write in the ActionScript to do this in a bespoke Flash creation (so as to make it visually seamless with other animation), but it really needs to be in ActionScript3 as ActionScript2 is really doing it the hard way?
Any pointers gratefully received... know when you feel as though you're banging you head against something that's probably really simple...