flash streaming video on asp.net web page

Hi
I need to view streaming video on a web page on my site. I use asp.net. The video will be uploaded by users.

questions:
1. What all do I need to implement this
2. How to implement this.


I have a vague idea on this. This is my understanding, correct me if i am wrong.
I need a Flash media server which will stream the video.

questions:
3. Do I need flash editor/authoring tool to have a streaming media player?
4. Can i get the list of videos that is available from FMS?
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maXXXeEAsked:
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maXXXeEAuthor Commented:
the link you seems be about windows media streaming.

My question was about flash media server.

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rascalpantsCommented:


questions:
1. What all do I need to implement this

you need to use the Flash IDE to create a media player that can play an FLV...


2. How to implement this.

using the NetConnection and NetStream classes...  just do a google search for "streaming flv player tutorial"



3. Do I need flash editor/authoring tool to have a streaming media player?

yes, you need to be able to build a media player to play your FLVs... but it doesn't have to have any controls if you don't want them and yes, you need to use a service like Akamai or Limelight or if you have access to your own Flash streaming media server.



4. Can i get the list of videos that is available from FMS?

not really sure what you mean by this...

normally, you use XML or a database and have the URL of the FLVs on the FMS parsed inside of Flash, and then load the videos that way...



FYI... this is not a beginners project, just so you know.


rp / Zone Advisor




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maXXXeEAuthor Commented:
@rascalpants
thanks for the answers:
My problem now is that I have buy a flash IDE just for a single project. I dont work on flash usually, only in ASP.Net. So, investing on a flash IDE for a single project is stupid.

Is there any other alternative? which i dont have to use flash ide
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rascalpantsCommented:
Can you build the project in 30 days?  If so, then just download the fully featured Trial software...

then just uninstall it...

this was a lifesaver when we needed CS4 for a project to work with CS4 files, and it was going to take a week to get our software...

so we just downloaded the trial, and then added the license when it came in the mail...


rp / ZA
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maXXXeEAuthor Commented:
on a second thought are there any pre built movie controls available? paid or open-source.
does it serve the same purpose, any disadvantages in using such controls?
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rascalpantsCommented:
flash comes with the FLVPlayback component... the standard, dark grey, video player...  I really prefer to make my own, but this would help you in the speed of development...

and again, Flash trail version is free for 30 days...

rp / ZA
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