Flash & H.264

Last year Adobe announced that Flash would support H.264 video. I hadn’t had the time to follow up on that until I saw this cool tip on the Videoblogging list yesterday. So this post is just testing that functionality – even though there is a “Flash” version that plays in the Jeroen Wijering Flash player, it’s the same H.264 file you’ll get if you click the “iPod” link. By the way, if you can’t see this video you’ll need to update your Flash Plugin. Another nice thing is that the video is compressed with the new version of Apple’s Compressor, which finally comes with some nice presets. The one I used for this makes a 640 wide progressive dual-pass video at about 1100kbps. It looks great on the web, on an iPhone and blown up full screen on a 24″ monitor.