Hi I'm new here and I came specifically to ask a question concerning a subject that is frustrating me greatly. I am working on a mac g5 tower. I'm using Dreamweaver 8 and Flash 8. These versions came bundled together when Adobe first acquired Flash and Dreamweaver - part of a group for designers. I have been trying to encode a .mov file in Flash professional, first using the stand alone encoder and then switching to trying it straight from Flash. The problem is that it doesn't place the .flv file into my dreamweaver root folder where the .mov file is properly. It places an .fla and a .swf but the .flv file is not legitimate because it does not have the flash icon - it just looks like a little blank page. When I double click on it to try and find out something about it, my computer tries to open it as a mac OS 9 file and of course I do not have that on my computer - I have 10. I have never done any work with videos before and I am finding this very frustrating. Apparently other people have had similar difficulties, but the ones I have found are using the more recent Flash and Dreamweaver software. Maybe it would be simpler to just use a QT movie but can someone tell me either what I need to just encode it as a Quicktime movie or how to get my DreamWeaver program to recognize the flv. Frankly I have to admit I am veering more towards the QT since even though I keep hearing how great flash video is I have found an awful lot of flash movies that stall temporarily or totally almost right away. It seems that quicktime movies always work pretty well. What do you experts think? The .mov's I have are not compressed so I am assuming that encoding is what does that and I need to encode it so I can use it on the web? I need to get these videos into a site I have been building in DreamWeaver pronto! The tutorial I have been using doesn't tell me about these difficulties with getting .flv's into dreamweaver from flash. Is it a problem with macs only? The instructor is on a pc and I follow his instruction religiously and yet it doesn't work!!!!! GRRRRRRR!!!!! I'm totally new at this video stuff and would be most grateful for any assistance you can offer my friends!