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What is the best way to play hi-res flv clips ? Frame size is 1650x1050 pixels and it runs for about 2-3 seconds. I am downloading the file before playing, but it drops frames and not running smoothly. Is this an encoding issue ?

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Flash video is very processor-intensive to decode, so it's most likely not a broken video. You're probably just putting too much load on the CPU.

Since you're working with video at that resolution, you should use a different container and codec format, such as H.264 wrapped in an MKV.

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    You can put H.264 in a FLV as well (that's what youtube does for their HD videos). Flash still uses way too much CPU for video playing though. – davr Dec 7 '09 at 17:07

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