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Flash Bastard
10-23-2002, 10:23 AM
[edit: oops - streaming not steaming obviously! hehe]

You guys seem to be pretty well up on FCS so I'm hoping you can help!
I want to stream (pre-made) video files through flash - just like I can with mp3's. The vids will be stored on my website.

Do I need Flash Communication Server to do this or is the server aimed at live streaming only?

I have found plenty of tutorials for embedding video but none for streaming pre-made mpegs/avi/mov

I'd really appreciate some help on this. Don't know much about server-side stuff

FB :D :D

ps If I do need a streaming server of some kind does it have to be FCS?

Flash Bastard
10-24-2002, 10:50 AM
what I really need to know is does flashMX use open standard connection protocols (ideally RTSP or PNA)?

11-05-2002, 02:07 PM
Flash uses a streaming protocol: RTMP (Real Time Messaging Protocol) developed by Macromedia. It isn't open. You will need the Flash comm server to do real streaming otherwise you are stuck with progressive downloads.

Mortimer Jazz
11-06-2002, 08:19 AM
Thanks Hoolio - really grateful for you reply :D