One of the great innovations in the Flash Player in recent years is the support of video. With Flash's ubiquity across browser platforms, it was suddenly possible to publish your video in one format and have it play everywhere. If anything, the popularity of Flash video — and use by YouTube and Google video — has further enhanced the Flash Player's hold on the marketplace.
Video is increasingly integrated into Web pages, both as standalone movies and as elements in Flash animations. In this chapter, you'll learn how to import a Flash video file (FLV) into an existing Flash movie to addan extra bit of sizzle and then bring that composition into Dreamweaver. Additionally, you'll learn how to work with the Flash video components thatallowflexible player control with features like full-screen display andonscreen captioning. While it has been possible for Dreamweaver users to easily integrate an FLV into their pages for a number of versions, you have agreat deal more power and customizability available when you work within the Flash to Dreamweaver workflow.
In the following exercises, you'll learn these core Flash techniques:
Using the playback component
And this Dreamweaver technique:
Inserting Flash movies