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Foundation Flash CS3 Video

Foundation Flash CS3 Video by Adam Thomas
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In 2003, I was in Seattle getting ready to do a presentation on Flash video at Digital Design World. Jim Heid, the conference organizer, saw the title slide of the presentation and mentioned that I might be facing a rather tough crowd. I looked out over audience members, sized them up, and told Jim I had his back covered. He said he wasn’t too sure about that and pointed to the title on my screen: “QuickTime is dead.” Looking out into the darkened room, I watched about 200 people in the audience open their PowerBooks; hundreds of bright white Apple logos stared back at me. It was indeed going to be a tough crowd. Nobody really expected the stranglehold that Apple, Microsoft , and Real had on the web streaming market in 2003 to be broken. Y et by spring 2005, just 18 months after that present- tion, that is exactly what happened. Those three web video delivery technologies practically v- ished and were replaced almost entirely by Flash video. This is not to say QuickTime and Windows Media are dead technologies. They aren’t by a long shot, but when it comes to putting video on the Web, the Flash Player has rapidly become the only game in town. Before I get going, you have to understand how Apple, Microsoft, and Real “lost” the market.
Apress; July 2008
387 pages; ISBN 9781430205784
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Title: Foundation Flash CS3 Video
Author: Adam Thomas; Tom Green
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