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Thread: Video encoders for MX, necessary????

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    Are programs that encode video for Flash, like Turbine Video encoder and Sorensen Squeeze now unecessary due to FlashMX's new video capabilities?


    If not which of the "video for flash makers" are optimal choices.

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    again :-)

    If you want to optimize your video to the max you'll still need a program to squeeze the video for best picture. I use both sorenson squueze for flash http://www.sorenson.com and wild forms flix 2.1 http://www.wildforms.com they both have their advantages. Squeeze cost more, but you get what you pay for, though flix 2.1 does a few things like vertorize your video which squeeze can't do.

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    Video

    It all depends on the level in which you need to use video in Flash. If it is basic stuff that you are doing than you can get away with using the basic encoder that comes with Flash. If you want to read more about the trails and tribulation of Video Encoding with Programs such as Squeeze and Flix read this thread http://board.flashkit.com/board/show...hreadid=287069

    Good Luck

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    Does anyone know whether the Flash player uses the Sorenson codec to playback MX video ? I am trying to understand how WildForm has managed to support MX Video.

    Does Squeeze (and the Spark codec in MX) compress to some non-proprietary format in the SWF ?

    My first thought upon learning that MX used a Sorenson codec was that the SWF video would be in a patent protected format (as other Sorenson video is). WildForm say that they have developed their MX video encoder without help or patent licenses from Sorenson.

    Anyone know how the technical and legal details on the MX Video format ?

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    As far as my understanding goes Flix does not use a video codec to compress the video like Sorenson. It's more of a frame by frame break down of the video with the audio synced up with it. Flix boasts that it supports MX video... I have seen no difference in the actual "video" that would make it something souly for Flash 6 Player other than some of the actionscript that could accompany it. The Flash 6 player uses the Sorenson Spark Codec to play the new "Flash Video". That codec is not necessary to play Flix video.

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