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Many businesses and entrepreneurs are finding that video content can be a valuable addition to their websites.
Flash Video, popularized by YouTube, offers an ideal, user-friendly way to deliver that video content.
Fortunately, getting your video content into the Flash Video format (FLV) and displaying it on your website is not a difficult task.
Creating Flash Videos
Once you have your video content in a common file format (i.e. AVI, MPEG, Quicktime, etc.), you'll need software to get it into the FLV format.
Otherwise, you'll need conversion software. The following programs enable you to convert common file formats into FLV format:
Displaying Flash Videos
Once you have your FLV video files, you'll need a player so that you can embed them in your website.
Some of the programs above come with players, but here are some popular FLV players:
- Flowplayer (Free)
- JW FLV Media Player (Free)
- OS FLV (Free)
- Sonettic Cinema HD Player (Free and Paid)
- Web FLV Player
That's all there is to it!
For more technical tips and resources, be sure to check out Jeroen Wijering's primer on FLV video compression.