The Rise of Flash Video, Part 2 : Comments
October 23, 2006
I think there is an important point being overlooked in this article. Sure you can encode your flv to look like crap and get jerky video on low-bandwidth connections.
But come on, “The Rise of Flash Video”... the article should be explaining more about how revolutionary the integration of video and Flash graphics can be when used the right way. I have seen several campaignes where parts of the interface has been video giving a very lively impression. You have the ability to use alpha-channels together with user controlled objects placing video seemlessly in an interface.
Using Flash video just to “play a video clip” is missing the point a bit IMHO. Besides, the real showstopper for Flash video is that it uses lots and lots of CPU. Compared to “video-plugins” (wmv, qt…) video played in Flash player can really push the slightly older computers. This is as important as bandwidth problems in my book.
I would like to see a part three of this series focusing on some of these things more.