Encoding Flash Video (FLV) Files
Flash video has become a popular media format due to the wide (99%) availability of the Flash plug-in on internet connected devices. This largely exlaints the poular use of the media by websites such as YouTube.
ASPNetFlashVideo provides excellent playback for FLV files – but media must first be encoded to the FLV format to work in this way.
Desktop FLV Encoding
Flash Video can be encoded easily using free tools:
Adobe provides Flash Video encoder with the Flash IDE Software.
RivaVX FLV Encoder is free and well designed (it is Windows only)
There are also some excellent commercial options including:
Server Side FLV Encoding
To automatically encode videos to FLV on your web-server you have server options including: