Flash player plays h.264 but?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Magrathea, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Magrathea macrumors regular

    Aug 21, 2008
    So I'm aware that we used to have to encode to FLV or F4V if we wanted the most number of users to be able to see our web video BUT now that flash 10 can play h.264 natively do we still need to encode a F4V version?

    I'm running FCP so its easier for me to encode my final output as an H.264 file than to launch Adobe Media encoder. I assume that a PC user with a newish install of flash will be able to play my H.264 video through the flash plugin on their browser without having to have Quicktime installed?? Correct?

  2. martinX macrumors 6502a


    Aug 11, 2009
    Here's what we do.

    • Edit in FCP.
    • Create a reference MOV.
    • Open that in MPEG Streamclip and create an MP4 with the H264 codec (I am not proficient in Compressor so I take the easy way out... plus I know it will create an MP4 using a profile that will playback in Flash without hassles)
    • Drop into the intranet
    • Make an html page
    • Use JW Player to play it back.

    No F4V, no Adobe Media Encoder, nuffin'.

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