FLV Video quality
Flash video is a decent format -- comparable to any other
video format. The video codec was developed by Macromedia
and Sorenson. A couple of years ago, when Macromedia first
enabled video in the flash plugin, Sorenson took some heat
from Apple/Quicktime -- as if Apple were saying... "hey,
Sorenson, you can't use the same technology you developed
with us for someone else."
So anyway, technically the video FLV video format is on version
1 -- with forward thinking companies like Macromedia and Sorenson
this technology will only get better with time. I haven't
done any high-level testing with the quality, but the pro
version enables the codec to load up with all of the major
compression utilities, like Avid Cleaner, Quicktime, etc.
FLV video exporter/compressor is set up much like windows
media video exporter/compressor.
They are entering the race late, but have a huge advantage
- near 100% plugin penetration... I haven't done any research
on Real, Windows Media or Quicktime plugin market saturation
figures, but if i had to guess, i'd say:
Windows Media: 50%
These percentages reflect a personal (yet professional) guess
at "real world usage" -- like, what do people really
use. Right now, the video scene is a real pain in the but
for developers... FLV is a dream come true.
What does streaming mean?
How does Wimpy stream audio and video?
FLV compression settings.