Flash Player 6 compatibility
Hi! I am encountering an issue where a client requires Flash Player 6 compatibility for an Articulate module. This module incorporates external flash elements; a mix of interactive and non-interactive files.
How do you best create a module like this so that there is clean support for Flash Player 6 - by this I mean that the user is not prompted to update their flash player or the user does not experiences parts of the that does not work because of incompatibility with their flash player?
I did a little research (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_Video) and MP4 is out since it needs Flash Player 9. That leaves FLV or SWF. FLV could be used for non-interactive components and needs H.263 video compression whereas SWF can be used for both interactive and non-interactive created at version 6.
The result is large, non-streaming files with noticably lower quality results but the gain is widespread compatibility. Has anyone found other solutions for ensuring a module that contains a mix of external flash components remains Flash Player 6 compatible?