Daniel Dura

All About the Adobe Flash Platform

CNN Video

with 4 comments

CNN has started offering free video streams and is delivering the video via Flash Video. It looks very well done and is a great example of how Flash Video can enhance existing video services. Now if they would just use Flash in the popup version of the video player.

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Written by ddura

June 19th, 2005 at 11:54 pm

Posted in Flash Video,Showcase

4 Responses to 'CNN Video'

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  1. I like the “design” of no audio for the preview – makes the sad moments really stand out and helps cut down filesize. I’m shocked the full video doesn’t play right in that player when clicked.

    Good touch on disabling buttons/UI when loading previews.

    Chris Charlton

    20 Jun 05 at 1:02 am

  2. Yeah I was hoping that they would show the full videos inline with the “preview”. It seems like a waste to have to open a popup and watch the video you want to see in Windows Media player.

    Sam Robbins

    20 Jun 05 at 8:21 am

  3. Their Flash Player version detection is buggy…

    anonymous

    20 Jun 05 at 9:07 am

  4. Yeah. The player detect script they are using is pretty old and obviously less than reliable. Nice to see them using Flash video though.

    brandon

    20 Jun 05 at 4:07 pm

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