I've just been asked to create a video player which automatically chooses the correct bitrate video to stream by detecting the bandwidth.
I have no experience creating a video player so I'm looking for links/resources to do some research on the topic.
Has anyone here created a video player in Flex? Would it be better to create in Flash or Flex?
Once again, I have no prior knowledge in this type of creation and could use an experienced developer's opinion on what the first step is towards progress.
ANY information on this is greatly appreciated.
Your best options are to use a streaming server connection. There are numerous companies that can host it for you, or you can buy a license and install it on your existing web servers. But to accomplish this task, you will want to look into what is called Dynamic streaming. Some great tutorials that will get you started are here: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashmediaserver/articles/dynstream_on_demand.html and http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashmediaserver/articles/beginner_dynstream_fms.html
Take a look through those, they should show you that it is fairly simple to accomplish.
Thanks for the helpful links! I'll definitely find a use for that information.