Are you confused by digital video file formats? Don’t be. Here is some quick and easy advice about video file formats. Everything you need to know in order to use online video with confidence.
However, to fully understand internet video, it pays to know the most common formats. To answer your questions about digital video file formats, I have produced a free, three-minute video tutorial. The video covers all the most common file formats and gives some pros and cons for each.
Flash video carries the .FLV file extension. It plays on the incredibly common Adobe Flash Player. Virtually everyone has the flash player since it is a free download. Flash still delivers lots of video over the Internet but that has gotten cut considerably since tablets, mobile devices and others now run on HTML5.
You often don’t really NEED to know exactly what you’re doing, trial and error gets you to the right place relatively quickly. But if you’re like me, I want to know what’s going on so I don’t waste any time.