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Dreamweaver generates and inserts code needed to embed the selected video into this web page. Embedding an FLV file and a player adds eight lines of HTML code (provided that the Prompt Users To Download Flash Player If Necessary check box was not selected; if so, quite a bit more code is added), which configures the Flash video component based on your selections.

A video player SWF file and a skin SWF file are also generated. They are used to display and control, respectively, your Flash video content on a web page. These files are stored in the same directory as the HTML file to which you’re adding Flash video content. When you upload the HTML page containing the Flash video content, Dreamweaver uploads these files as dependent files (as long as you click Yes in the Put Dependent Files? dialog box).

In the case of streaming delivery, this command also generates a main.asc file that you must upload to your Flash Communication Server. When you upload the HTML page containing Flash video content, you will also need to upload the SWF files to your web server and the main.asc file to your Flash Communication Server.

To help you determine all of the required media files that need to be uploaded, select the Flash Video component placeholder in the Dreamweaver Document window and click the Upload Media button in the Property inspector (Window > Properties). To see a list of required files, press the Show Required Files button (see Figure 6).

Figure 6

Figure 6 Upload required media files for streaming video using the Property Inspector.

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