What is FLV and why choose FLV video format?
FLV (Flash Video) is a proprietary file format used to deliver video over the Internet via Adobe Flash Player (formerly known as Macromedia Flash Player) version 6, 7, 8, or 9.
Recently FLV video format is the preferred and most popular video format for web video delivering. A number of notable Websites, such as Youtube, Google video and Reuters, use FLV format. FLV video is supported by all popular browsers (IE, Firefox, Safari, Opera…) and viewable on different operating systems (MacOS, Windows, and Linux). You just need a SWF file working as a media player with screen and playback controls, and embed Flash video in (or link it to) the SWF player to display the video on your web page.
Host the video on your own site
If you don’t want your video to be watermarked by Youtube or other video hosting website, you should convert your video yourself, and host the converted FLV video yourself. And you can specify the conversion settings freely (such as bitrate, sample rate, frame rate), so that you can get the FLV video with better quality. (more…)