Most people are now familiar with watching or even uploading video online, using free services such as Youtube.
It is very easy for you to upload your video files to these websites, and you do not need to worry about bandwidth costs as its all paid by the video sharing website.
However, anything comes with a price. You should aware that all video files on these free video sharing websites are no longer private. Anyone can view them, share the links around and leave their comments. They can even download your video, edit it, and then distribute it for personal or commericla purpose. It would be very difficult for you to claim rights because you have uploaded the video by yourself to a public video sharing website, and all videos are playing with the video website's watermark on it.
If you are a more serious webmaster for a corporate or organization website, or simply prefer to keep the video file on your own server for easier management and privacy, and play without any watermark, then you should consider host the video files on your own server. With Flash Video Player Software, it would be very easy for you to convert your video files into streaming video format, and embed video to your own website.
The most popular and commonly used streaming video file format online is the Flash FLV video format.
If you embed your WMV, AVI or MPG movie files directly to your web page, your visitors must wait till the movie or video file is fully downloaded before watching. Once converted into a streaming video file format, viewers can watch the video as it is getting downloaded.
In addition, Flash Player is supported by 90% or more web browsers, more than any other player. Flash works on Windows, Linux, Mac, etc. And flash works in different types of browser including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Opera. In contrast, your Windows Media Video file can only work on MS-Windows using MSIE, and the loading speed is very slow.
Flash Stream video is the leading format using by video and photo websites such as YouTube, Google Video, Yahoo video etc. Once you have your .wmv , .mpeg, .avi, .mov video converted into Flash format, you can use them on your own website, as well as sharing them on those video websites anytime.
Flash FLV does video streaming automatically -- there is no need for any special processing of the file. All you need is a flash video player component or template, and the FLV file will play in streaming mode automatically.
A flash video player software can automatically convert your windows media file (wmv, or avi) into .FLV file for streaming, and allows you to easily embed your video into a pre-designed video player template.
Using A4Desk Flash Video Gallery Software, you can create a flash video gallery direclty on your PC, embed video in your web page, and hosted the video anywhere without any watermark, or even publish the video gallery to CDROM. Download a free trial version of A4Desk Video Player.