For all you Flash MX 2004 Professional users out there, Macromedia has added a new weapon in the arsenal for web video integration.
Via a Dreamweaver MX 2004 extension, the Flash Video Kit allows the easy addition of streaming / progressive video download
The good news is, for users who purchase and register online before September 30th 2004 will receive the video kit for free, for everyone else, the kit costs $49 and is available from here
The kit includes four components: a Flash Video extension for Dreamweaver; a
special version of Sorenson Squeeze that converts common video file formats
into Flash Video format (FLV); a free 15-day trial of Flash Video Streaming
Service powered by VitalStream that allows customers to harness all the
power of streaming Flash Video without the need to install and maintain
their own servers; and an introductory guide to deploying video online.
The Flash Video Gallery Macromedia produced a few months ago, has received an update, and can be seen here as an insight into what can be accomplished with the use of integrated video techniques
Certainly sounds something to consider, take a further peek inside and see what it has to offer, I’ll certainly be doing that later today!