1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 27, 2008 7:03 AM by RossRitchey

    What is required for playing MPEG-4 video

      I see lots of articles claiming that Flash Player 9 can play MPEG-4 video, but I have yet to get this to work. The standalone Flash Player does not recognise anything but .swf files, and will not play H.264-encoded .mp4, .mov or .flv files. The Flash plugin only supports application/x-shockwave-flash and .mp4 and .mov files are handled by QuickTime. Adobe Media Player happily plays H.264 files, but this is not the same as Flash Player, is it?

      I am running OS X 10.5.2 on an Intel Mac, if it makes a difference.

        • 1. Re: What is required for playing MPEG-4 video
          RossRitchey Level 4
          When Adobe and everyone else state that flashPlayer9 can play .mp4 and .mov they mean the runtime, not the stand-alone player. The stand-alone player is intended, as you have discovered, to play .swf files. Using the Flash Authoring tool you can create a SWF video-player that can play .mp4 and .mov files as long as you publish to flashPlayer9. The Adobe Media Player is a program built in AIR, which is a runtime that utilizes the flashPlayer runtime, and therefore is able to play .mp4 and .mov files.