Creating, uploading, and streaming a Flash Video file on Lunarpages
using Macromedia Flash Profesional 8.
-Flash 8 Encoder
-Source video file to convert
-Flash 8 player installed on client's browser
-Hosting Plan with Lunarpages
====================Create FLV file
-Open Macromedia Flash 8 Video Encoder.
-Add your video file. This can be .asf, .avi, .dv, .mov, .mp4, or .mpeg
-Select Start Queue.
-This will output a .flv file to a specified directory. http://bigpill.com/step1.gif
Now, you will need an FLVPlayback component to play the video in your
================Create and point FLV to SWF
-Open Macromedia Flash 8
-Ensure the components Window is open under Window | Components
-In your components Window, you will see FLV Playback - Player 8.
Note: You can also customize your FLV playback - for more information on
how to do this, go to http://livedocs.adobe.com/flash/9.0/main/wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/wwhelp.htm?context=LiveDocs_Parts&file=00000384.html
-Drag an instance of the FLV Player into your working space.http://bigpill.com/step2.gif
-Now, we need to point the instance of the Video player to the actual
.flv file on our server. This is accomplished by opening your Component
Inspector Window, and double clicking on the Content Path Value. This
will bring up your Content Path window. Type in the complete path to your
-Save your file and publish your .swf and .html file.
================== UPLOADING via FTP Client
-Open your FTP client, login to your Lunarpages account, and navigate to
the /public_html directory.
-Point to your folder containing your .flv file and the folder where you
wish to upload your files on the server (generally, ftp clients show your
local drive on the left window and server on the right window)
Note: You may want to have your video files in a different folder then
your swf and html file. Also, ensure your swf and html files are
consistent to how they were created on your local drive.
==================UPLOADING via cPanel File Manager
-Open cPanel - http://yourdomain.com/cpanel
-Navigate to File Manager
-Once in File Manager, navigate to the directory/directories where you
will upload your files. Click on the Upload file(s) link near the top of
-Select your files on your hard drive, and click on the Upload button
Also, contrary to popular belief...there is no special MIME configuration
required on our Linux servers to play .flv files. As long as the MIME
configuration to play an .swf file is enabled (it's set to play by
default), you should be able to view your streaming video without any
problems. It should look something like this...application/x-shockwave-flash swf
(this can be viewed in cPanel under "MIME Types")