Flash Video is a container file format used to deliver video over the Internet using Adobe Flash Player versions 6–10. Flash Video content may also be embedded within SWF files. There are two different video file formats known as Flash Video: FLV and F4V. The audio and video data within FLV files are encoded in the same way as they are within SWF files. The latter F4V file format is based on the ISO base media file format and is supported starting with Flash Player 9 update 3. Both formats are supported in Adobe Flash Player and currently developed by Adobe Systems. FLV was originally developed by Macromedia.

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To use your new JW Player skin: unpack the .zip, locate the .swf file, and upload it to your server.

Then you just need to reference it in your player's HTML embed code with the flashvar "skin=path/to/you/skin.swf" -- it's that easy.

If you need further assistance implementing your new skin, visit the Implementing a Skin section of our AddOns tutorials.

Skin library