Author: Yakov Zhdanov
Many systems support video upload and viewing functionality. Of course, all video files uploaded by users shall be converted to some common format (flv format as usual) to make playback easier, probably scaled to common resolution, or watermarks are required on the site, etc.
When developing software for multimedia Internet kiosks there was a necessity to playback FLV-files using a player built into a web page. Opportunities to create a fast and lightweight FLV-player based on standard Flash-components caused a large number of such players to appear in the Internet.
The main target is creating the system to provide service for working with video podcasts (a collection of video files which is distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players and personal computers) recorded by users and uploaded to the server.